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Answering the Knock at Our Door

By Sarah Simpson | Manager, Donor Relations and Communications, Catholic Charities of St. Louis There is no greater tragedy than the loss of a child. The entire nation watched as our community mourned the death of Jamyla Bolden, shot in her home in Ferguson while doing her homework. In an instant, Read More

Archbishop Carlson: Mass for Peace and Justice

Archbishop Robert Carlson delivered the following homily at a Mass for Peace and Justice at the Cathedral Basilica on August 9th, 2015, to commemorate the beginning of the events we call “Ferguson” with the death of Michael Brown. During the Mass, members of the newly-established Peace and Justice Commission of Read More

Forge ahead even if you fall flat

  SHREWSBURY • The question has been raised: What in the world does a flat tire have to do with a prayer service? First, consider the phrase “in the world.” Despite asking a question, the inquisitor already has an answer, with “in the world” presupposing that a flat has nothing Read More

Journalism as evangelization

This week, St. Louisans no doubt have been paying close attention to the civil unrest in Ferguson, where people are protesting the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by police. Some of the protestors became rioters. Stores were looted, one was burned. Police used teargas and rubber bullets. As a journalist, Read More