Priest appointments 2018


Rev. Msgr. Francis X. Blood, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in St. Ann, to pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Warrenton




'Special Assignments'

In the annual big shuffle of priestly appointments each June, most moves involve the comings and goings at parishes throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Newly ordained priests get their first assignments, associates become first-time pastors or parochial administrators and pastors move to new parishes, either as pastors or senior associates. Meanwhile, a few veteran priests call it a day, figuratively hanging up their collars for retirement.

Pope names 13 consultors to Vatican Secretariat for Communications

VATICAN CITY — U.S. Jesuit Father James Martin of America magazine and Michael P. Warsaw, chairman of the board and CEO of EWTN Global Catholic Network, were named by Pope Francis to help advise the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.

The Vatican released the names of the new appointments April 12.

BEFORE THE CROSS | Not all election issues carry same weight

Many issues confront us in this election. Abortion and euthanasia. Immigration and national security. The list goes on.

The issues don't carry the same weight. In one sense that means different issues appeal to different people. But is there an objective scale of values to weigh the issues? How do we consider all the issues, while giving each issue its proper weight?

The U.S. Catholic bishops provide guidance in a document issued every four years in preparation for the election: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.

Intrinsically Evil Acts

Clergy appointments April 10

Rev. John J. O'Brien, part-time associate pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in St. Louis, is appointed part-time associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Manchester. He remains associate director of Paul VI Institute and is also appointed director of Continuing Education of Priests, all effective May 1, 2014. 

Clergy Appointments March 17

Rev. Martin J. Mulvihill is granted retirement status, with residence at Mother of Good Counsel Home.

Rev. Bernard J. Schloemer, retired, residing at St. Gabriel the Archangel, continuing retirement status but now to reside at Regina Cleri.

Deacon Kenneth C. Clemens Jr., a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Maplewood, is granted retirement status, effective March 1, 2014. 

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