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Too Many Vocations?

By Fr. Brian Fallon | Assistant Director of Vocations Priest shortage? Not in 1800’s Bohemia! Hi, I’m Fr. Brian Fallon from the Vocation Office, and my jaw dropped onto my Roman Collar when I learned St. John Neumann was denied ordination because his home diocese had too many priests! January Read More

Catholic Schools: Models of Christianity

By Sue Brown | Director of Marketing and Community Relations – Catholic Education Office Archbishop Carlson has called us to continue to beOne in our efforts to secure the future of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. To whom can we pray and ask for guidance? Two saints, St. Read More

Why God Became Man

By Mr. Carl Sommer | Lecturer in Church History & Patristics, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary The Church’s Liturgical Calendar is packed with a great deal of hidden beauty. Nowhere is this more evident than on January 2, the Eighth Day of Christmas by traditional reckoning. This day is also the feast of Saints Read More

Bp. Rice: Mary, Mother of God

The following is the prepared text of the homily delivered by Bishop Edward Rice at a Midnight Mass for the feast of Mary, Mother of God, January 1, 2016 at Holy Redeemer in Webster Groves. Another year has passed into eternity and another year is about to unfold.  This becomes Read More

Opening Holy Doors of Charity

By Monsignor Jack Schuler | Director of Mission Integration, Catholic Charities of St. Louis On December 8th Pope Francis officially inaugurated the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy. Normally, Jubilee Years are held every 25 years but the Holy Father has proclaimed an “Extraordinary Jubilee” or Holy Year of Mercy. The year officially began when Read More

Christmas Is All About Me

By Giovanni Madriz | Program Coordinator, Office of Hispanic MInistry This year my Christmas wishes for those I love are all about me. I am pretty sure it’s the same for most of us:  during Christmas the most noble of feelings surface in our hearts and we can be overcome Read More

Bp. Rice: Homily to Open Year of Mercy

The following is the prepared text of a homily delivered by Bishop Rice on Sunday, December 13, 2015.  Prior to Mass, Bishop Rice opened the center doors of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in a special ceremony to mark the beginning of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy in Read More