Polish parish in St. Louis eyes Episcopal ties

Polish parish in St. Louis eyes Episcopal ties

Polish parish in St. Louis eyes Episcopal ties

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM

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.

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