ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis Polish parish that broke from the Roman Catholic Church nearly a decade ago is now considering an affiliation with the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Stanislaus Kostka Church is in discussions with the diocese. Bishop George Wayne Smith sent a letter to Episcopal clergy about the conversations and also posted the update online.
The negotiations come seven months after the Archdiocese of St. Louis dropped its appeal of a judge’s ruling that handed over control of St. Stanislaus Kostka to its own lay board.
The archdiocese had removed the parish in 2005 in a dispute involving a 19th century agreement that allowed St. Stanislaus to govern its own finances.