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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson blessed a new plaque at Regina Cleri, an archdiocesan residence for retired priests. The plaque expresses gratitude from the retired priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis to the Annual Catholic Appeal and all the donors who have contributed so generously to the residence. The plaque describes continued prayers from all the priests living there.
May 01, 2013

Robert F. Morneau is the auxiliary bishop of Green Bay, Wis. He is a full-time pastor, a poet and a very popular speaker. In 1999, St. Anthony Messenger Press published a little book by Bishop Morneau called "A Retreat with C.S. Lewis." The first chapter of this book,...

April 24, 2013
January 04, 2013

Inevitably, this is the time of year that fitness clubs start filling up with those determined to fulfill their New Year's resolutions.

But somewhere around March or April, those gyms start to thin out, prompting a collective sigh of relief from the year-rounders...

January 03, 2013

Year of Faith observances run through Nov. 24, the feast of Christ the King, and efforts are well under way in the archdiocese to help people gain a closer friendship with Christ.

At Most Holy Trinity Parish in north St. Louis, the focus is on discussing Vatican...

December 05, 2012

The archdiocese has designated more than a dozen churches and shrines where Catholics may receive a plenary indulgence during the Year of Faith.

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree in which he announced that he would grant to the faithful a...

Jesuit Father Steve Hawkes-Teeples addressed the congregation as he stood in front of the Iconastasis at the St. Louis Mission Byzantine Catholic Church. The iconastasis features icons of Mary and Jesus.
November 16, 2012

In the basement of Blessed John XXIII Center in Affton hides a treasure that is special to Eastern Christians.

Members of the St. Louis Byzantine Catholic Mission recently installed an iconostasis, a large screen that serves to highlight the importance of the...

Votive candles burn in front of an icon of the Kazan Theotokos written (the process of creating) by Marilyn J. Hertenstein at the St. Louis Mission Byzantine Catholic Church.
November 16, 2012

Deacon Michael Kenney was born in the United States, but he’s always been eastern in his heart.

Since he was a child, the permanent deacon has had a fascination with icons. It started when his mother, a convert to Catholicism, would take him to Perpetual Help...

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, gives a thumbs up as U.S. bishops consider a proposal to establish a new position of director for public affairs for the bishops' conference. The bishops' approved the proposal Nov. 13 during their annual fall meeting in Baltimore.
November 14, 2012

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI's call for a new evangelization will guide the work of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the next four years under a strategic plan adopted during the bishops' annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.


October 25, 2012

They're used to popular entertainment in the Dogtown neighborhood of south St. Louis, where an annual St. Patrick's Day parade draws thousands.

St. James Parish, in the heart of the neighborhood, is combining entertainment -- showing free movies -- with the Year...

October 17, 2012

A gathering of representatives from parishes throughout the archdiocese took steps Oct. 13 toward achieving goals of the Year of Faith.

“The fruits of this Year of Faith will be seen in a strengthened commitment to God and one another,” Archbishop Robert J....

October 17, 2012

During the Summer Olympics, like many of you, I was glued to my TV trying to catch up on the latest medal counts. While it is true that the episodes being shown had already taken place and the medals had already been won, seeing the actual event was still worth it.

October 10, 2012

As part of the Year of Faith, which began Oct. 11, Catholics are being encouraged to learn about and reflect on the work of the Second Vatican Council. The upcoming Gateway Liturgical Conference can help Catholics do just that.

This year's Gateway Liturgical...

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