The archbishop of St. Louis plans to appeal a judge’s ruling against efforts by the St. Louis Archdiocese and a group of Polish Catholics to return a former Polish Catholic parish to full communion with the Catholic Church.

St. Stanislaus Church, which had served Catholics of Polish heritage for generations, is no longer operating as a Catholic parish and a civil corporation owns the property.

In 2004, the pastoral care of Catholics of Polish heritage in the St. Louis Archdiocese was removed from St. Stanislaus after the lay board claimed control over parish finances and refused to bring parish structures into conformity with canon law.