Catholic Charities leader resigns

Thursday, December 24, 2009 | 12:01 p.m. CST

ST. LOUIS — The head of Catholic Charities in St. Louis has resigned, the second of the nonprofit's leaders to step down in the last year.

The Dec. 15 resignation of Monsignor Mark Ullrich is the latest in a series of departures from the organization since fall 2008.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday that the archdiocese confirmed the move. St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson said the 57-year-old priest asked to return to parish work. Ullrich did not return a call seeking comment.

Catholic Charities is the largest private provider of social services in Missouri.

Late last year, several board members and the vice president for development left the organization, some citing a memo that it had been allowed to drift in a manner contrary to the hopes of previous archbishops.


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