Former Priest Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

Former Florissant priest John Hess has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography that he got from the Internet. Hess will be sentenced in July – could get two years in prison. Investigators say Hess was part of the Internet group known as Candyman, an...

Eureka Priest Denies Abuse Allegation

A priest in Eureka has told his congregation he did not abuse a boy 15 years ago, and he will not leave his ministry. The Reverend Alex Anderson has the backing of the St. Louis archdiocese, which says it has investigated the allegation and finds no merit to it. The...

Seminary That Is Target Of Sexual Abuse Allegations To Close

A Catholic seminary in Hannibal in the spotlight because of allegations of sexual abuse there years ago is going to close at the end of the year. The Jefferson City diocese says St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary is suffering from insurmountable financial problems and low...
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