Family Is Gift That Requires Responsible Stewardship

March 13, 2012 by  
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Saint Louis Review – Archbishop Robert J. Carlson – March 7, 2012 Generally speaking, families go through three phases. In the first phase, the parents care for their young children. In the second, or middle, phase, the parents and their growing children (young adults and/or adults) all care for one another. And in the final […]


Plan Seeks to Fill Catholic Schools in St. Louis Area

February 3, 2012 by  
Filed under The Pelican Group News – By Elisa Crouch – February 3, 2012 MANCHESTER • Archbishop Robert Carlson announced a plan Thursday that seeks to fill about 1,800 vacant seats in the region’s Catholic schools by channeling more revenue toward scholarships and pushing for state tax credits for tuition-paying parents. Carlson’s “Alive in Christ” initiative also seeks to magnify […]


Good Steward Newsletter – February 2012

Revitalizing Catholic Schools Next week (February 8-10), O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, Inc. will host a symposium in San Antonio, Texas, on the topic, “Determining Actionable Solutions for Catholic Education.” At the O’Meara Ferguson symposium, participants will discuss how integrating finance, development, planning, and operations can help revitalize Catholic schools. The phrase “actionable solutions” reflects […]


Our Schools Provide Students a Catholic View of World

Saint Louis Review – Archbishop Robert J. Carlson – October 26, 2011 The fourth essential mark of a school’s Catholic identity is that a Catholic worldview is reflected in everything that is taught or offered to students experientially. What do I mean by “a Catholic worldview,” and why is it an essential characteristic of a […]


We Are Called to Follow Jesus Christ and to Serve Him in Diverse Ways

Archdiocese of St. Louis – September 30, 2010 Do you know what your vocation is? Every Christian has one. The vocation, or calling, of every baptized Christian is to follow Jesus Christ and to live as He lived in communion with God and with all God’s children — past, present and future. We all receive […]


Archbishop Carlson: Tenth Commandment Forbids Greed

Archdiocese of St. Louis – August 14, 2010 Last week I observed that the final two commandments of the Decalogue are concerned with sins of desire, or concupiscence. I also pointed out that, in our Church’s catechetical tradition, the Ninth Commandment forbids inappropriate desires of the flesh while the Tenth Commandment forbids inappropriate desire for […]


‘Now is the time,’ Bishop Finn tells parish leaders

The Catholic Key (Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph) – By Kevin Kelly – May 14, 2010 INDEPENDENCE — The three “T’s” of stewardship — time, talent, treasure — are well known. Borrowing from St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, Bishop Robert W. Finn spoke of the three “P’s” — prayer, participation, payback — at the first […]


We All Suffer from a Form of Soul Sickness. Penance is the Cure.

February 26, 2010 by  
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Saint Louis Review – By Archbishop Robert J. Carlson – February 24, 2010 “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). Deep down inside we all know that something is not right with our world — or with […]


Pope Benedict XVI Bestows Papal Honor Upon St. Louisan

January 5, 2010 by  
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St. Louis Review – December 28, 2009 Dr. David Mueckl awarded honor of Knight Commander with Star of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great St. Louis, MO — His Excellency, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of Saint Louis, has announced that His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has bestowed upon Dr. David Mueckl, […]


St. Louis Archbishop Urges Catholics to Support Catholic Schools

August 20, 2009 by  
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Catholic News Service – August 19, 2009 ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, newly installed as the head of the St. Louis Archdiocese, gave high marks to Catholic education and also called on local Catholics to help make Catholic schools more affordable. The archbishop described Catholic schools in the St. Louis Archdiocese as […]


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