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St. Louis Archdiocese blames media for leader’s confusion over the legality of sex with children

The Archdiocese of St. Louis offered an explanation Wednesday for its leader’s claim to be unaware that priests could not legally have sex with children. Archbishop Robert Carlson testified during a deposition last month that he was not sure in 1984, when he heard accusations of clergy sex abuse as…

Catholic school fires teacher for planning his same-sex wedding

A Catholic school in northern St. Louis recently fired its music teacher after learning of his plans to marry his male partner in New York, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Wednesday morning. Al Fischer, a music teacher at St. Ann Catholic School for four years, received termination in mid-February…