Marion College: Dreams Killed By Speculation

A Presbyterian minister named David Nelson moved to Missouri in 1830 with a dream for a college. He settled in the Palmyra area and set aside about eleven acres for his unique school. He called it Marion College, an institution which led to some wild wheeling and...

Freedom Of Religion: A Political Right?

Missouri once had a law saying religious liberty is not an inborn right, as the Bill of Rights states, but is a right granted by governments to people wishing to practice a belief. Even more astonishing in America, the Missouri Supreme Court upheld that position! The...

Rosati And The Rome Of America

Much of the early history of what is now Missouri is dominated by the Catholic Church. This is logical since some of the earliest explorers up the Mississippi River were Catholic priests. The first settlers were French Catholics. As we recount in other stories, the...

St. Louis Catholic Church Rejects Demands From Archdiocese

Parishoners at a St. Louis Catholic Church have told the archbishop “no,” in no uncertain terms – that they will not turn over control of the parish’s $9-and-a-half-Million in assets to the St. Louis Catholic Archdiocese. Parishoners at St....

Billy Graham Crusade Wraps Up In KC

Billy Graham says he might have held his last revival in Kansas City. He’s finished his four-day crusade with more than 51,000 people at the finale in Arrowhead Stadium. About eight-thousand people went forward during the revival to accept Graham’s...
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