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November 2019

November 15, 2019 - Statement from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Following the 2019 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Fall General Assembly

November 12, 2019 - "The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us": Archdiocese of St. Louis Offers Advent Faith-Formation Oportunity

October 2019

October 29, 2019 - Media Alert: Archbishop Robert J. Carlson to Offer Blessing for Border Mass Pilgrims

September 2019

September 13, 2019 - Statement from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and the Archdiocese of St. Louis Regarding Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s Report on Clergy Abuse in the State of Missouri

September 10, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Urges Parishes to Participate in Weekend Mass Collections for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

August 2019

August 5, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Offers Prayers, Support for Victims of Terror in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

July 2019

July 26, 2019 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Releases List of Clergy with Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

June 2019

June 29, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Has Submitted Letter of Retirement to Pope Francis 

May 2019

May 24, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Commends Governor Mike Parson for Signing the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act”

May 23, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Offers Prayers, Support for Storm Victims

May 17, 2019 - Archbishop Robert Carlson's Response to the Passage of House Bill 126: Missouri Stands for the Unborn 

May 9, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Statement on Pope Francis' New Mandate on Reporting Abuse

May 6, 2019 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Hires New High School Superintendent, Dr. Todd Sweda

April 2019

April 15, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire, Update on Basilica of St. Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral)

 

 

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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

ST. LOUIS – The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, is deeplysaddened by today’s devastating fire that has engulfed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.Archbishop Carlson and the Archdiocese of St. Louis share in the world’s prayers
Posted on 4/15/2019 by
Leah Secreto

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson responds to the Vatican Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 25, 2019Media Contact:Peter Frangie314.792.7633peterfrangie@archstl.org Archdiocese of St. Louis ‘Promise to Protect’ – archstl.org/promise ST. LOUIS – The Archdiocese of St. Louis fully supports Pope Francis in his call for
Posted on 2/25/2019 by
Leah Secreto

MEDIA ALERT: SCOTT WIRTZ FUNERAL MASS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 201Media Contact:Elizabeth Westhoff314.792.7635elizabethwesthoff@archstl.orgMEDIA ALERT:FUNERAL MASS OF SCOTT WIRTZ,FORMER NAVY SEAL KILLED IN SYRIAWHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 2019WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of Sain
Posted on 2/4/2019 by
Leah Secreto

ARCHBISHOP OF ST. LOUIS NAMES PETER FRANGIE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS AND PLANNING

ST. LOUIS – Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has appointed Peter Frangie to Executive Directorof Strategic Communications and Planning for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Mr. Frangie willsupport Archbishop Carlson and the archdiocesan leadership team in all com
Posted on 1/28/2019 by
Leah Secreto

Statement of the Peace & Justice Commission in Response to the Current National Discourse on Immigration

ST. LOUIS – As members of the Peace & Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, we aredeeply saddened by the national conversation concerning immigrants and refugees, particularly thosecoming from south of our nation’s border. They are too often
Posted on 1/21/2019 by
Leah Secreto

ARCHBISHOP ROBERT J. CARLSON STATEMENT ON IMMIGRATION AND THOSE SEEKING PROTECTION

November 7, 2018 As bishop and pastor to our immigrant community and local Church, I have been attentive to the news of our brothers and sisters who are currently moving closer to our U.S. border seeking protection and a humane response. Sadly, we are
Posted on 11/8/2018 by
Elizabeth Westhoff

ARCHBISHOP ROBERT J. CARLSON TO PRESIDE AT ANNUAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR SPIRITUAL HEALING

November 5, 2018Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will preside at an annual prayer service for spiritual healing for survivors of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse on Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 pm, at St. Monica Catholic Church, 12136 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeu
Posted on 11/6/2018 by
Elizabeth Westhoff

Archbishop Carlson Unveils Mobile Medical Clinic for Rural Uninsured

Rural Parish Clinic Will Serve in Some of the Poorest Counties in the NationNovember 5, 2018: ST. LOUIS – The Archdiocese of St. Louis, in collaboration with the Rural Parish Workers and Catholic Charities of St. Louis, has established a mobile healthcare
Posted on 11/6/2018 by
Elizabeth Westhoff

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

ST. LOUIS – I wish to express my prayers for those killed and injured by the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue today during the Shabbat morning services. I pray, also, for the family and friends who mourn the loss of their loved ones. This horrific a
Posted on 11/6/2018 by
Elizabeth Westhoff

PEACE AND JUSTICE COMMISSION OFFICIALLY ENDORSES PROP B

ST. LOUIS – The Peace and Justice Commission of the St. Louis Archdiocese today announced its official endorsement of Proposition B, the Missouri statewide ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. “As stated in this year’s La
Posted on 10/8/2018 by
Elizabeth Westhoff

ANNUAL RED MASS

WHAT: Annual Red Mass for members of the judiciary and legal community WHEN: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. WHO: Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, principal celebrant; Most Reverend Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City,
Posted on 10/5/2018 by
Elizabeth Westhoff

ARCHBISHOP CARLSON ANNOUNCES HISTORIC RESULTS OF ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis continue to support the corporal works of the local ChurchST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, announced Thursday the results of the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) which raised
Posted on 9/13/2018 by
Elizabeth Westhoff

MASS OF REPARATION FRIDAY AT CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINT LOUIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 5, 2018Media Contact:Gabe Jones314.792.7557gabejones@archstl.orgWHAT: Mass of Reparation for the Catholic ChurchWHEN: Friday, September 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (4431 Lindell Blvd.)WHO: Arch
Posted on 9/5/2018 by
Gabe Jones

STATEMENT REGARDING RETIRED PRIEST

ST. LOUIS – On Friday, August 24, the Archdiocese of St. Louis was notified that a retired priest was discovered viewing what was thought to be child pornography. Upon learning of the situation, it was immediately reported to law enforcement officials who
Posted on 8/27/2018 by
Gabe Jones

ARCHBISHOP CARLSON INVITES ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONDUCT INDEPENDENT REVIEW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 23, 2018Media Contact:Gabe Jones314.792.7557gabejones@archstl.orgST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, announced today that he has invited the Missouri Attorney General to conduct a review of the
Posted on 8/23/2018 by
Gabe Jones

Statement from Archbishop Carlson Regarding Recent Sexual Abuse Findings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 16, 2018Media Contact:Gabe Jones314.792.7557gabejones@archstl.orgST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, released the following statement regarding the recent sexual abuse findings:The recent alleg
Posted on 8/16/2018 by
Gabe Jones

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