About Tim Townsend

Tim Townsend is the religion writer for The Post-Dispatch in St. Louis.

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Breakaway parish mulls joining the Episcopalians

/ St. Louis Post-Dispatch |

ST. LOUIS (RNS) Missouri Episcopal Bishop George Wayne Smith said the independent-minded St. Stanislaus Kostka Church may be “coming into union” with his diocese. Under such an arrangement, Smith said, the historically Polish church would have the flexibility to retain its own rites.

Jesuits face a shrinking pool of university presidents

ST. LOUIS (RNS) For nearly two centuries, St. Louis University has been led by the Jesuits. But now, because of a rapidly shrinking pool of eligible leaders, SLU — like many Jesuit schools — could be lead by a lay person.

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