year in review

2017 Year in Review

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Archdiocese opposes "abortion sanctuary" city ordinance, major pro-life bill passes

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson reiterated that the archdiocese "will not comply" with a St. Louis ordinance that violates religious freedom. The ordinance, he said, is "a marker of our city's embrace of the culture of death."

2016 year in review

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The year 2016 was filled with events both grand and everyday – the canonization of Mother Teresa, the anniversaries of the archdiocesan Latin America Apostolate and Pan y Amor program, door-to-door evangelization programs, evangelizing through Pokemon Go and stories of Catholics on fire for their faith. The Year of Mercy helped Catholics focus on God's infinite mercy. Our Catholic faith helped us in the sad times, the departures of Bishop Edward M. Rice and the Little Sisters of the Poor and the sudden death of Father Tim Bannes, among others.

2015 in review: A look at the stories, photos and topics of note in #CatholicSTL

Major news events worldwide were reflected in local activities involving Catholics in the St. Louis Archdiocese in 2015. Issues surrounding abortion and refugees had an impact. Pope Francis' visit to the United States, the papal effort to stress mercy and the pope's encyclical on the environment energized Catholics in the St. Louis community as well.

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