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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.

Clergy Appointments | August 13, 2010

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Rev. Paul J. Spielman, chaplain of St. John Nepomuk Chapel, is granted retirement status and to reside at his private residence, effective Aug. 15, 2010.

Deacon Kenneth C. Clemens, permanent deacon, while continuing to assist the pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin, is appointed as director of St. John Nepomuk Chapel in St. Louis, effective Aug. 15, 2010.

Archbishop's Calendar | August 13, 2010

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Saturday, Aug. 14

5 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Installation of Father Mark Dolan, Our Lady of the Presentation, North St. Louis County

Sunday, Aug. 15

8:30 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for Installation of Msgr. Ted Wojcicki, Immaculate Conception Church, Dardenne Prairie

1:30 p.m. Women Recognition Awards, Church of the Immacolata, Richmond Heights

Archbishop's Calendar | August 6, 2010

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

Saturday, August 7

10:15 a.m. Carmelite Sisters Vocation Day, Greet the Archbishop, Archbishop's Residence, Central West End

Sunday, August 8

10 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass in honor of 160th anniversary, St. Alphonsus Parish, Silex

Before the cross | Inappropriate desires lead us from what is good

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson posed for a snapshot with members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kights of Peter Claver after he celebrated Mass during the organization’s annual convention Aug. 1 in Downtown St. Louis.

The Ninth and Tenth Commandments forbid what may be called "sins of desire" (concupiscence). In our Church's catechetical tradition, the Ninth Commandment forbids carnal concupiscence — inappropriate desires of the flesh — while the Tenth Commandment forbids inappropriate desire for material things — coveting another's goods. Intense, inappropriate desires lead us away from what is truly good for us.

Before the Cross | Truth be told, 8th commandment is essentential for Christian living

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson anointed Carol Clay with Holy Chrism during the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Nicholas Church July 25 in St. Louis. The archbishop was at St. Nicholas to bless the Heros of Education Tree of Life and confirm 12 youths from the parish.

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor"
(Ex 20:16; Dt 5:20).

Let your "yes" mean "yes" and your "no" mean "no." Anything more is from the evil one (Matthew 5:37).

In other words, we are not to misrepresent the truth in our relations with others. To His disciples, Jesus taught the unconditional love of truth: Let what you say be simply yes or no.

Archbishop's Calendar | July 23, 2010

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

 

Saturday, July 24

5 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass and reception, Holy Name of Jesus parish, Bellefontaine Neighbors

 

Sunday, July 25

10:30 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass, Sacrament of Confirmation, blessing of Heroes of Education Tree of Life and reception, St. Nicholas Church, North St. Louis

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