Archbishop's column

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.

Before the Cross | We must be good stewards of the gifts God has given us

You shall not steal (Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19).

The Seventh Commandment forbids unjustly taking or keeping the goods of one's neighbor and wronging him or her in any way with respect to the material possessions that rightfully belong to another. It also means it is a sin to cheat on your income tax!

Archbishop's Calendar | July 16, 2010

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

Monday, July 12-Wednesday, July 21

Messengers of Peace, Colombia

Thursday, July 22

9:30 a.m. Meeting with ministry team leaders, Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury

6 p.m. Dinner with priest personnel board, St. Peter Parish, Kirkwood

Friday, July 23

Before the Cross | Human sexuality a gift not to be abused

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson spoke with Sister Marie Joseph, LSP, during a special event for religious July 7 at the Vatican Splendors Exhibit at the Missouri History Museum. Archbishop Carlson and and Sister Marie Joseph were looking at a reproduction of La Pieta, which Michelangelo scuplted in 1499.

You shall not commit adultery

(Exodus 20:14) 

A recent poll suggests that a majority of Americans over age 50 approve of "extramarital sex" (the secular or "non-judgmental" term for adultery). Aren't you saddened by this? The sanctity of marriage is seriously diminished when we allow casual attitudes about sexuality to cloud our thinking about what it means to be human persons created in God's image and likeness.

Before the Cross | Good Catholics cannot be pro-choice; The Fifth Commandment demands respect for life as God's most precious gift

God's law in the Old Testament is clear and unambiguous: You shall not kill. Jesus is even more demanding: Every one who is angry is liable to judgment.

Sins against the Fifth Commandment are easy to commit. Any time we think, speak or act out of anger or hatred or jealousy or revenge, we abuse God's commandment that we respect His most precious gift, the gift of life — especially human life.

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

Syndicate content