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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.

Rev. Herbert C.

Rev. Herbert C. Hauck, on assignment in the Diocese of Phoenix, Ariz., is granted retirement status, with continued residence in Arizona, effective June 21, 2010.

Deacon Diosdado L. Maranan, MD, a permanent deacon assisting the pastor of St. David Parish in Arnold, is granted retirement status, effective June 1, 2010.

Reverend Monsignor Jerome D. Billing, JCL

Chancellor for Canonical Affairs

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Archbishop's Calendar | July 2, 2010

Saturday, July 3

4 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass, St. George Parish, South St. Louis County

Wednesday, July 7

10 a.m. Day for Religious at Vatican Splendors exhibit, Missouri History Museum, Forest Park

Thursday, July 8

1:30 p.m. Meeting with Ministry Team Leaders, Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury

5 p.m. Civic Progress reception, St. Louis Club, Downtown St. Louis

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

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

Saturday, June 26

10 a.m. Confessions and celebrant and homilist for Mass, Opus Dei, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

5 p.m. Dinner with permanent deacons, Archbishop's Residence, Central West End

Sunday, June 27

10 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass, St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, South St. Louis

Monday, June 28

BEFORE THE CROSS | We honor marriage, family as foundation for society

What does it mean to honor someone? Respect is certainly part of honoring someone. Obedience may also be appropriate. Loving care and generous service are also signs of honor -- as when the Lord washed the feet of His disciples.

In response to a question about which commandment is the most important, Jesus said: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these" (Mark 12:29-31).

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.

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