Patricia Darek lets out a small cheer as she talks with the Rev. Marek Bozek following a celebratory Mass at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in St. Louis, after a judge ruled in the church's favor in a decade-long dispute between the historic Polish church and the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Breakaway parish mulls joining the Episcopalians

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.