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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.

Archbishop's Calendar | Week of March 21, 2010

Sunday, May 23

10 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

2:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Sacrament of Confirmation, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

Monday, May 24

9:30 a.m. Meeting with the Vicars General, Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury

11 a.m. Fleur de Lis Ball Board Meeting, Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury

Dean appointments | May 21, 2010

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Deans

Rev. Msgr. John J. Leykam is appointed dean of the Southwest County Deanery, effective June 1, 2010.

Rev. Msgr. James T. Telthorst is appointed dean of the Southeast County Deanery, effective June 1, 2010.

Reverend Monsignor Jerome D. Billing, JCLChancellor
for Canonical Affairs 

Appointments | May 21, 2010

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Deans

Rev. Msgr. John J. Leykam is appointed dean of the Southwest County Deanery, effective June 1, 2010.

Rev. Msgr. James T. Telthorst is appointed dean of the Southeast County Deanery, effective June 1, 2010.

Current Administrators appointed Pastors

Archbishop's Calendar | Week of May 14, 2010

Saturday, May 15

10 a.m. Graduation ceremonies, St. Louis University, Midtown

1:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Sacrament of Confirmation, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

7 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Cardinal Glennon Graduation Mass, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Shrewsbury

Sunday, May 16

2:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Sacrament of Confirmation, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

6 p.m. Mother M. Anselma Dinner, Norwood Hills Country Club, North St. Louis County

Monday, May 17

Archbishop's Appointments | May 14, 2010

Deacon Roland Kaiser, assisting the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Imperial, granted retirement status, effective June 1, 2010.

Deacon Joseph LaMartina, assisting the pastor of Immacolata Parish, Richmond Heights, granted retirement status, effective June 1, 2010.

Deacon Jerry N. McGuire, assisting the pastor of St. Richard Parish, Creve Coeur, granted retirement status, effective June 1, 2010.

Before the Cross | Laughter is medicine for the soul

Have you heard the saying, "Laughter is the best medicine"? It's true. I know this from personal experience. When I was diagnosed with cancer many years ago, I was strongly tempted to give in to fear, depression and anger. Those are natural emotions, but if they are allowed to take over, they can become debilitating and threaten a sick person's mental, spiritual and physical health.

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