Colleen Simon says the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese hired her aware of her sexual orientation and marital status, then fired her for it.
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SNAP says breach of contract suit filed against Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese is first of its kind, and a huge victory for survivors of clerical sex abuse.
In summer 2013, Kansas City Royals players, staff and fans teamed up to rally the community around an effort to lend a helping hand.
Retired Bishop Raymond J. Boland of Kansas City-St. Joseph died Feb. 27 in Cork, Ireland, in a hospice facility surrounded by his family. He was 82.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated March 4 in Ireland.
Bishop Robert W. Finn, who succeeded Boland as head of the Missouri diocese in 2005, said the retired prelate had returned to Ireland from Kansas City with his brother, retired Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah, Ga., Feb. 22 "to fulfill his wish to be buried in his native country."
The apostolic nuncio to the U.S. wrote to Kansas City Catholics to say he received and forwarded their request for action to the Vatican.
Local Catholics say the church's lack of response to Bishop Robert Finn's misdemeanor conviction has caused further spiritual harm to the diocese.
Eight nuclear protestors in Kansas City were handed out an unusual sentence by Judge Ardie Bland for their crime of trespassing.
The appointment of Caitlin Hendel came after a nationwide search and was made Nov. 16 during the NCR board's fall meeting. Thomas C. Fox will remain publisher of the company.
Longtime church historian Jesuit Fr. John O'Malley said he sees potential for church reform, even if it's just from the new tone and message coming from Rome.
Catholic health care systems must adapt to the new health care law while maintaining mission to serve poor and vulnerable, Sr. Carol Keehan told a Kansas City, Mo., audience.