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Before the Cross - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Column

'Before The Cross' by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson. Archbishop Carlson is the ninth Archbishop of Saint Louis. Listed below are the most recent columns written by Archbishop Carlson; click on the title to read the column. The Archdiocesan website has more information about Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.

FRENTE A LA CRUZ | Jesús restablece el orden de la creación

A lo largo de la semana que viene, las lecturas diarias nos llevan a reflexionar sobre el orden que Dios ha escrito en el mundo a través de la creación y el pacto, sobre lo que sucede cuando nos alejamos de ese orden y cómo Jesús vino para restaurarlo.

BEFORE THE CROSS | Jesus restores the order of creation

Throughout the coming week, the daily readings prompt us to reflect on the order God has written into the world through creation and the covenant, what happens when we turn away from that order, and how Jesus came to restore it.

FRENTE A LA CRUZ | Reaccionando ante las poderosas obras de Cristo y su Iglesia

Esta es la Semana de las Escuelas Católicas, y las lecturas del Evangelio de esta semana reflejan las poderosas obras de Jesús. El sana al geraseno endemoniado; cura a la mujer que tocó el borde de su manto; Él levanta a la hija de Jairo de la muerte; los apóstoles cuentan todo lo que ellos han hecho en su nombre.

BEFORE THE CROSS | Reacting to the mighty deeds of Christ and His Church

The Gospel readings for Catholic Schools Week help us reflect on the mighty deeds of Jesus. He cures the Gerasene demoniac; He heals the woman who touched the tassel of His cloak; He raises the daughter of Jairus from the dead. And the apostles report that they have accomplished everything in His name.

The Church is the mystical body of Christ, and Catholic education is one of the mighty deeds of Jesus in our day. Through Catholic schools — in the Archdiocese of St. Louis and across the country — Jesus brings His teaching mission to our time and place.

FRENTE A LA CRUZ | Marchando por la vida con el poder de uno

Considere la traición de Judas. Considere el sacrificio de Jesús. Considere el poder de uno.

Solo se necesita una sola persona para hacer un gran daño. Por ejemplo: La caída de Adán. Solamente se necesita una persona para hacer un gran bien. Por ejemplo: La Cruz de Jesús. Considere el poder de uno.

Eva fue visitada por un ángel. Ella dudó, luego le dijo que sí a la tentación. María fue visitada por un ángel. Ella dudó, luego le dijo que sí a Dios. Una mujer. Una escogencia. Considere el poder de uno.

BEFORE THE CROSS | Marching for life with the power of one

Consider the treachery of Judas. Consider the sacrifice of Jesus. Consider the power of one.

It only takes one to work great harm. For example: Adam's fall. It only takes one to do great good. For example: Jesus' Cross. Consider the power of one.

Eve was visited by an angel. She hesitated, then said yes to temptation. Mary was visited by an angel. She hesitated, then said yes to God. One woman. One choice. Consider the power of one.

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