Press Releases

Find joint statements and press releases from the bishops of Missouri on the Missouri Catholic Conference website.

Press Release Archive

September 2021

September 29, 2021 - Archbishop Rozanski to Celebrate Red Mass for Legal Professionals and Civic Officials

September 27, 2021 -  Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski and Bishop Nelson Watts to Co-preside Over Ecumenical Prayer Service

September 20, 2021 - Cardinal Ritter College Prep to Unveil New Athletic Complex Ahead of Homecoming Football Game

September 9, 2021 - Archbishop Rozanski to Celebrate Blue Mass for First Responders

July 2021

July 13, 2021 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Update Regarding COVID-19 Guidelines for Archdiocesan Schools

May 2021

May 20, 2021 - Rural Parish Clinic to Open Dental Clinic Site in Cadet, Mo.

May 14, 2021 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Update Regarding COVID-19 Guidelines

May 3, 2021 - Rural Parish Clinic to Open Medical Clinic Site in Hillsboro, Mo.

April 2021

April 26, 2021 - Archbishop Rozanski and Area Faith Leaders to Hold Press Conference on House Bill 944 Regarding Guns in Church

April 20, 2021 - Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski Issues Statement Following Guilty Verdict in Trial of Derek Chauvin, Calls for Work to Eradicate Racism and Uphold Human Dignity

March 2021

March 2, 2021 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Statement On the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

March 1, 2021 - Rural Parish Clinic to Open New Mobile Medical Clinic in Bonne Terre, Mo.

February 2021

February 25, 2021 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Announces the Closure of Trinity Catholic High School After the 2020-2021 School Year

January 2021

Letter to the Editor of St. Louis Post-Dispatch Regarding Op-ed Cartoon

January 20, 2021 - Statement From the Peace and Justice Commission in Support of a Peaceful and Just Transfer of Civil Authority in Our Nation

January 6, 2021 - Statement from Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski Regarding Violence in Washington D.C

December 2020

December 8, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Encourages Faithful to Consider Attending Later Christmas Masses

November 2020

November 4, 2020 - Statement from the Archdiocese of St. Louis Regarding the Vatican’s Release of the McCarrick Report

November 2, 2020 - Interfaith Prayer Service For Unity and Peace

October 2020

October 26, 2020 - Annual Catholic Appeal Raises More than $15 million for Fourth Consecutive Year

October 14, 2020 - Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski Statement on Pope Francis’ Appointment of Bishop-elect William Byrne to the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts

September 2020

September 24, 2020 - Office of Catholic Education and Formation Statement on High School Sports During the Pandemic

August 2020

August 26, 2020 - COVID-19 Exposure Warning: St. Mary of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Villa Ridge, Mo., and St. James Catholic Church in Catawissa, Mo. 

August 24, 2020 - Information Regarding the Installation of Archbishop-designate Mitchell T. Rozanski as the 10th Archbishop of St. Louis

August 5, 2020 - Statement of the Missouri Catholic Conference on Passage of Amendment 2 (Medicaid Expansion)

July 2020

July 31, 2020 - Catholic Schools Committed to Safely Educating Students for the 2020-2021 Year

July 20, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Schools Update Regarding 2020-2021 School Year

June 2020

June 28, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Statement on Statue of St. Louis, the King

June 24, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Adds Two Names to List of Clergy with Substantiated Allegations of Abuse

June 19, 2020 - Annual Catholic Appeal Kicks Off 2020 Campaign, Supports Organizations Assisting in Wake of COVID-19

June 18, 2020 - Statement from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson in Response to Supreme Court Decision to Halt Termination of DACA Program

June 16, 2020 - Rural Parish Mobile Medical Clinic to Reopen With Amended Service Offerings and Procedures Amid COVID-19

June 10, 2020 - Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson; Names Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski as Archbishop of St. Louis

June 3, 2020 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Issues Statement Regarding Racism and the Pursuit of Justice and Peace in the Greater St. Louis Region

May 2020

May 19, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Outlines Policy for Investigating and Reporting Abuse of Minors by Bishops Following Implementation of National Third-party Hotline

May 18, 2020 - Statement from the Office of Respect Life, Family and Social Responsibility and the Peace and Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Regarding Scheduled Execution of Walter Barton

May 15, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Announces School Closings of Most Holy Trinity; Christ, Light of the Nations; and St. Joseph (Manchester)

May 14, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Announces Death of Reverend James T. Edwards, Parish Priest and Resident of Regina Cleri

May 7, 2020 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Grants General Permission to Resume Public Masses Beginning May 18

April 2020

April 28, 2020 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Extends the Suspension of Public Mass Through May 8

April 24, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Announces Death of Reverend Robert Menner, Archdiocesan Priest and Resident of Regina Cleri

April 20, 2020 - Regina Cleri, Home for Retired Priests in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Reports Additional Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

April 18, 2020 - Regina Cleri, Home for Retired Priests in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Confirms First Case of COVID-19

April 13, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Names New Chief Financial Officer

April 9, 2020 - The Archdiocese of St. Louis Extends Distance Learning Through End of School Year for All Archdiocesan Elementary and High Schools

April 7, 2020 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Extends the Suspension of All Public Masses Through April 30

March 2020

March 25, 2020 - Rural Parish Mobile Medical Clinic Temporarily Suspends Service

March 22, 2020 - The Archdiocese of St. Louis Extends the Closure of All Archdiocesan Elementary and High Schools

March 21, 2020 - The Archdiocese of St. Louis Announces the Suspension of All Public Liturgies for Holy Week

March 16, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Statement Regarding Suspension of Public Masses Amid COVID-19

March 15, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Update Regarding Archdiocesan Schools Amid COVID-19

March 13, 2020 - Update from the Archdiocese of St. Louis Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 10, 2020 - Update from the Archdiocese of St. Louis Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 2, 2020 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Statement Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

January 2020

January 31, 2020 - Statement from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Regarding Medicaid Expansion Initiative