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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.

The Third Commandment requires us to keep the Lord's Day holy

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson celebrated Mass with priests celebrating the 40th anniversary of their ordination to mark the end of Pope Benedict XVI’s Year for Priests. The archbishop, who also is celebrating his 40th anniversary, is accompanied by members of the class of 1970 from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, from left, Father Ken Lohrmeyer of the Diocese of Salina, Kan.; Father Gerald Kaimann from the Diocese of Jefferson City; Father Eugene Brennan of St. Sabina Parish; Father David Rauch of Our Lady of Providence Parish; Father Thomas Santen of St. Joseph Parish (Manchester); Father William Kester, newly retired; Msgr. Joseph Pins of the Cathedral Basilica; and Father Richard Bockskopf of Holy Spirit Parish.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Sabbath day to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work (Exodus 20:8-10).

The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath (Mark 2:27-28).

Clergy Appointments | June 18, 2010

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Rev. Msgr. C. Eugene Morris, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brentwood, released to serve on the faculty of the Josephinum College in Columbus, Ohio, effective Aug. 6, 2010.

Rev. John S. Siefert, onsabbatical, is appointed pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brentwood, effective Aug. 6, 2010.

Archbishop's Calendar | June 18, 2010

Here is the weekly schedule for Archbishop Robert J. Carlson:

Tuesday, June 22

Installation of Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Cathedral Church of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, Ill.

Wednesday, June 23

11 a.m. Meeting with search committee for rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury

6 p.m. Holy Hour with the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher, Ascension parish, Chesterfield

Archbishop's Calendar | Week of June 11, 2010

 

Here is the weekly schedule for Archbishop Robert J. Carlson:

Saturday, June 12

10 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for ordination to the priesthood and reception, St. Francis Xavier Church, Midtown

5 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass, St. Cronan Parish, South St. Louis

Sunday, June 13

5 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass marking 40th anniversary of ordination, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

Before the Cross | The Second Commandment requires us to respect God's holy name

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Bishop Robert J. Hermann ordained seven permanent deacons June 5 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The deacons are, clockwise left to right: Deacons Ronald Reuther, John Wolffer, Francis Vonesh, John Heithaus, Lawrence Boldt, Leo Fehner and Mark Byington. See photos of the ordination at www.stlouisreview.com/multimedia.

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain (Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11). You have heard that it was said to the men of old, "You shall not swear falsely ... But I say to you, do not swear at all" (Matthew 5:33-34).

Clergy Appointments | June 11, 2010

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Retirement

Rev. John G. Dempsey is granted retirement status with residence at St. Agnes Home in Kirkwood, effective June 2, 2010.

Rev. James B. Wilke, chaplain of St. Agnes Home in Kirkwood, is granted retirement status with residence at St. Agnes Home, effective June 2, 2010.

Permanent Deacons

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