Jon David Couzens said he intends to remain a voice for the protection of children even though the Missouri diocese agreed to pay him and 29 others $10 million.
After 11 days of testimony related to a lawsuit alleging clergy sexual abuse, jurors never received for deliberation the case brought by a former altar boy against the diocese.
Jeff Barlow's words carry weight because he is the only living altar boy among the three that Jon David Couzens has alleged were abused with him.
Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis urged protesters to turn away from violence as a new round of protests began over the shooting death of African-American teenager Michael Brown this past summer in the small town of Ferguson.
The protests were to take place not only in Ferguson, where Brown was fatally shot by a white Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, but also in St. Louis under the banner "Ferguson October."
The Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Christian magazine Sojourners and a spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, will be one of the key speakers at an interfaith event related to Ferguson on Sunday at St. Louis University.
In the following Q&A -- edited for clarity and length -- Wallis talks about how faith plays a role in his decision to come to St. Louis and how his past involvement in the civil rights era compares to today.
Can you tell me how you became involved in Ferguson, and what you expect from your visit?
Lawyers on both sides of a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by a Missouri priest struck to discredit each other's expert witnesses on the issue of repressed memory.
Community organizers in cities with a history of confrontations between African-Americans and police aren't sure if outrage over Ferguson will translate into votes.
Fr. Patrick Rush said questions asked of him "were about Bishop Finn's leadership, about my reaction to Bishop Finn's leadership, and about my assessment of the people."
A Canadian archbishop visited the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese last week on behalf of the Vatican to investigate Bishop Robert Finn's leadership.
Midazolam has been implicated in botched executions in three states, and lawyers have filed a petition to stop a convicted murderer's execution in fear the drug will be used.