Bishop Robert Finn, 62, was allowed to resign earlier than the normal retirement age of 75. As the leader of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, he waited six months before notifying police about a priest whose computer contained lewd images of children.
In a letter to state leaders, the bishops questioned whether is was possible to thoroughly review each case when executions are carried out so "routinely."
Chaplains have been an integral part of health care for generations. Dating back to the Civil War, chaplains were called upon to aid disabled veterans, and today, in Columbia, spiritual care is available 24/7 thanks to on-call chaplains.
Members from seven downtown Columbia churches hold service in the middle of Ninth Street and Broadway on Sunday to start the Christian celebration of Holy Week.
Church leaders released statements Tuesday urging "mutual forbearance" amid disagreements over the amendment.
The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent in Congress.
Churchgoers celebrated Mass on Ash Wednesday at the Newman Center, marking the first day of Lent. Many attendees participated in Holy Communion and had ashes put on their foreheads.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church was the third Episcopal church established in Missouri. A sale of the property is pending.
A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women is criticized for its use of a sexy blonde on its Internet promo video. The video was quickly taken down.
Elders Jake Fullmer and Tanner Tippetts, both of Utah are in the midst of performing missionary work in Maryville for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The LDS Church strongly encourages missionary service for young men.
Even before the pontiff's remarks, several conservative U.S. commentators had been pre-emptively attacking the encyclical — a papal letter traditionally used for the most important papal teachings.
Pope Francis is drafting a highly anticipated encyclical on ecology and climate change, which will then be translated into several languages. The pope said he expects the document to be released in June or July.
None of the new cardinals came from the United States. Cape Verde, Tonga and Myanmar gained cardinals for the first time. The picks make clear that the pope is laying out a new vision of the Catholic Church's identity.
The removal of Burke as head of the Holy See's supreme court was widely expected in church circles.
With Pope Francis moving toward crafting new policies, some bishops and conservative Catholics have been left confused by the pope's actions and statements.
Members of the Columbia community express the ideas of peace and joy through sacred songs and dances of world religions.
Programs such as Turning Point and Into Action give second chances to the homeless and released prisoners, offering support and a fresh start.
Around 100 church members from Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church in Columbia helped pack 2,760 boxes at Sunday's event.
Karis Church has been in Columbia for the past nine years. The congregation has met at the Missouri Theatre, The Tiger Hotel and The Bridge, but now has its first permanent home.
Members of First Baptist Church celebrated the ordination of African refugee Nene Rwenyaguza Saturday night. Rwenyaguza was reunited with his family last year after 11 years apart.