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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.

Before the Cross | To bring healing, get to roots of sins

By reason of her essential mission, the Church feels an obligation to go to the roots of that original wound of sin in order to bring healing (Pope John Paul II, "Reconciliation and Penance," 4).

Last week I wrote about the soul-sickness that afflicts us all. I also described the cure that the Church offers us -- the Sacrament of Penance. Finally, I invited every Catholic in the Archdiocese of St. Louis to make this Lent a time of spiritual healing, especially by making a good Confession.

Archbishop's Calendar

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson celebrated Mass Feb. 28 at St. Rita Parish in Vinita Park. During the Mass the archbishop blessed and witnessed Mike and Laura Mueller’s renewal of wedding vows on their 29th anniversary of marriage in the Church.

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

Saturday, March 6

11:15 a.m. Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Exemplification; celebrant and homilist for Mass, St. Louis Airport Marriott, Bridgeton

Archbishop's Appointments

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Rev. Luis A. Mesa, formerly a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D., has been incardinated (became a member of the presbyterate) of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He continues to serve with the Messengers of Peace at the mission Pacem in Terris in Colombia, South America.

Archbishop's Calendar, Feb 27-Mar. 5

Saturday, Feb. 27

4 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass, St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, South St. Louis

 

Sunday, Feb. 28

10 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass, St. Rita Parish, Vinita Park

5 p.m. Evening Prayer and dinner, Bellarmine House of Studies, St. Louis

 

Monday, March 1

9:30 a.m. Meeting with the Vicars General, Catholic Center, Central West End

Before the Cross | We all suffer from a form of soul sickness. Penance is the cure.

"Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners" (Mark 2:17).

Archbishop's Calendar

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

 

Saturday, Feb. 20

1:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Rite of Election Mass, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

4:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass at Catholic Women for Christ Conference, America's Center, St. Louis

 

Sunday, Feb. 21

2:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Rite of Election Mass, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

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