Archdiocese & St. Stanislaus Resolve Dispute

St Stanislaus

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus Corporation have resolved their legal dispute.  They were fighting over which was over who controls the property and assets of the parish.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus released this joint statement today, “The Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus have resolved their legal dispute.  The Archdiocese will dismiss its appeal and the judgment of the trial court is now final.  St. Stanislaus has agreed that it will not hold itself out as affiliated in any way with the Archdiocese of St. Louis or the Roman Catholic Church.  Neither side made any payments to the other as part of this resolution.  All other terms of the resolution are confidential.  By bringing this legal dispute to an end, we pray that this will help to initiate a process of healing.”

A judge decided the case more than a year ago. Judge  Bryan Hettenbach wrote, ”The Archbishop may own the souls of wayward St. Stanislaus parishioners, but the St. Stanislaus Parish Corporation owns its own property.”

The Archdiocese arguement was that the same rules that apply to all Catholic churches all over the world apply to St. Stan’s.  This statement ends the dispute between the St. Louis Archdiocese and the church.

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