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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.

A look at 'the problem of development'

This is the third of four columns by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson summarizing the content of Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical 'Caritas in Veritate.'

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

As we once again observe the anniversary of the tragic Roe vs. Wade ruling, we know abortion must be abolished

As we once again observe the anniversary of the tragic anti-life decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade, I am compelled to write about abortion -- "an unspeakable crime" as Pope John Paul II describes it, quoting the Second Vatican Council, in his encyclical "Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)."

We serve the world by lovingly proclaiming God's truth

This is the second of four columns by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson summarizing the content of Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical 'Caritas in Veritate'

Dear Friends in Christ,

Homily by Archbishop Carlson at Mass for victims in Haiti

This is the text of a homily given by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson during a Mass Jan. 14 for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

We come together this morning to mourn the terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters in Haiti ravaged by an earthquake of enormous proportions that has left tens of thousands dead and survivors waiting for the response of the world as they struggle for even the basics of life.

Lives of unwanted especially sacred­­

Have you ever felt unwanted? It's a horrible feeling that strikes at the heart of your soul. Rejection is always painful, but to be rejected for who you are is perhaps the most painful experience a human being can have.

Archbishop's appointments

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Rev. Mark A. Dolan, pastor of Annunciation Parish in Webster Groves, is appointed pastor of Our Lady of the Presentation Parish in Overland, effective Jan. 25, 2010.

Rev. Robert T. Evans, pastor of Our Lady of the Presentation Parish in Overland, is appointed pastor of Annunciation Parish in Webster Groves, effective Jan. 25, 2010.

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