A circuit judge has upheld an arbiter's decision that the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese pay $1.1 million for breach of terms of a 2008 settlement.
Commentary: Attorney General Eric Holder has taken almost unprecedented, lightning-fast first steps to potentially bring civil rights charges against the officer who shot Michael Brown.
Residents of Ferguson "are struggling to find peace in the chaos" that has followed the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer and "as people of Christ, we are struggling to find direction in the unrest," said Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis.
"We are all aware of the turmoil and tragedy our St. Louis community is experiencing," he said in a letter Monday to Catholics of the archdiocese.
Civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed church on Sunday that the Michael Brown case would mark a defining moment in civil rights history and fundamentally change the way police engage with the African-American community.
"Michael Brown is going to change this town," Sharpton said to a massive, boisterous crowd that clapped and shouted in response.
Carrying brooms and large garbage bags, the volunteers collected whatever they could find: rubber bullets, broken glass, liquor bottles, tear gas grenades.
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.
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.
The Little Sisters of the Poor St. Louis Residence, founded in 1869, is a special place where sisters are available to respond to residents' needs at any time, adding to the spiritually-minded care provided by lay staff members for the elderly.
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.
In light of the proposed death penalty for 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, "Jesus weeps ... again" at the injustice, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men said in a statement Wednesday.
"Christ calls us to love our enemies and travel the long, difficult, but humanizing and liberating road to reconciliation," the conference said.
The CMSM statement came in response to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announcing the federal government will seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev, currently being held in federal prison for his alleged role in the Boston Marathon attacks.