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Fr. Gerber: Rest… And “Let Nothing You Dismay”

So, are you ready for Christmas? Yeah, me neither. There is so much to do! I must admit, it is so easy to crash into Christmas—it being here before we know it. That said,  I wish to continue our look at some popular Christmas songs so that we may more readily prepare. Last week, it was Joy to the World; this week, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. God rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay. Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day to save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray… God rest ye Read More

Archbishop Carlson: A Bold Vision, Pt. 4

The following is a transcription of a question and answer session delivered by Archbishop Robert Carlson on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Sixth Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly. The first part of this presentation, a speech about beONE, was posted previously. Additional questions from the session will be posted soon. The Assembly was the third phase in the rollout of beONE, a bold vision for Catholic St. Louis, which is intended to unite all the priorities of the Archdiocese into one vision and language. Visitbeone.archstl.org for more information.   Question: We are having a crisis in the Middle East, and we will be Read More

Archbishop Carlson: A Bold Vision, Pt. 3

The following is a transcription of a question and answer session delivered by Archbishop Robert Carlson on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Sixth Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly. The first part of this presentation, a speech about beONE, was posted previously. Additional questions from the session will be posted soon. The Assembly was the third phase in the rollout of beONE, a bold vision for Catholic St. Louis, which is intended to unite all the priorities of the Archdiocese into one vision and language. Visitbeone.archstl.org for more information.   Question: Archbishop, thank you so much for being the shepherd for the archdiocese.  What Read More

Archbishop Carlson: A Bold Vision Pt. 2

The following is a transcription of a question and answer session delivered by Archbishop Robert Carlson on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Sixth Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly. The first part of this presentation, a speech about beONE, was posted previously. Additional questions from the session will be posted soon. The Assembly was the third phase in the rollout of beONE, a bold vision for Catholic St. Louis, which is intended to unite all the priorities of the Archdiocese into one vision and language. Visit beone.archstl.org for more information.   Thank you so much for this framework, initiative/project. This gives us a Read More

Archbishop Carlson: A Bold Vision, Pt. 1

The following is a transcription of a speech delivered by Archbishop Robert Carlson on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Sixth Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly. The second part of this presentation, which was a Q & A session with Archbishop, will be posted soon. The Assembly was the third phase in the rollout of beONE, a bold vision for Catholic St. Louis, which is intended to unite all the priorities of the Archdiocese into one vision and language. Visit beone.archstl.org for more information. [begin transcript] I’d like to say just a couple things about beONE and then we will move Read More

Bp. Hermann: In Memory of Monsignor Pins

The following is a transcription of the homily delivered by Bishop Robert Hermann on Friday, November 13, 2015, at a solemn choral Requiem Mass in memory of Msgr. Joseph D. Pins, the previous rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis who passed away June 17, 2015. Just hours before Mass, a coordinated series of terrorist attacks had taken place across Paris, France. At the time of the Mass, details were still emerging; nevertheless, Bishop Hermann took the opportunity to address the developing situation. The entire Mass was recorded on Periscope, which you can watch here. The homily begins approximately at Read More