Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Photos: Archbishop Carlson's Installation
Video/Twitter: Live Coverage of Abp. Carlson's Installation Mass
Today - Live Installation Mass Coverage in St. Louis!
Text: Homily of Archbishop-Elect Carlson on the Eve of His Installation
"Here is the homily of Archbishop-elect Robert J. Carlson, delivered on the eve of his Installation as the ninth Archbishop of Saint Louis at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. You may also download an MP3 of his homily. Click through the 'Read more' link below to read the full homily. Also, pictures from Evening Prayer can be viewed on the Saint Louis Review's website."One of my favorite parts:
"...we must not only 'preach to the choir.' The Church must also be willing to engage the culture. This gets us in trouble when our teaching conflicts with the "wisdom of the day,” but it is also our duty as a moral voice in the community.How was his homily received? The Archdiocesan twitter reports it received "over a minute of applause!"
Think about the values of the contemporary culture, and compare them with the values of the Gospel. Perhaps there was a time when the culture supported the values of the Gospel, or at least appeared to do so. But we now live in a culture that is not particularly friendly and is sometimes actively hostile to the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Next stop: St. Louis!
- I will be tweeting my travels at twitter.com/americanpapist
- St. Louis Review's special installation page (official Catholic newspaper)
- Archdiocese of St. Louis website (will include live video & Mass program!)
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Picture: Abp. Carlson's Coat-of-Arms
More information here. When I was in St. Louis last summer, I took pictures of several of the various coats of arms used by previous arch/bishops which are featured in the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica.
Oh, and the Fans of Carlson Facebook Group has over 800 members now - great job, everyone!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Video: Abp. Carlson greets St. Louis
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Two Cool Too Cool Carlson-related follow-ups
Also, the Archdiocese of St. Louis has provided an MP3 audio download of Abp. Carlson's press conference.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Complete Coverage: St. Louis gets its next Archbishop
Action Item: Join Facebook Fans of Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis!
(1pm update - almost 100 members already!)
- Archdiocesan newspaper: Bishop Robert J. Carlson appointed Tenth Archbishop of Saint Louis
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Michigan Bishop Robert J. Carlson named new St. Louis Archbishop
- Saginaw News: Carlson leaving
Photos: Archbishop-Elect Robert Carlson in St. Louis
Archbishop-Elect Robert J. Carlson sings a song of welcome with Kenrick-Glennon seminarians.
(I am told they sang him the traditional Te Deum - "God We Praise You").
[photo source: St. Louis Review]
AmP predicts Carlson for St. Louis ... now here's what you need to know about him
Breaking: Robert Carlson is the next Archbishop of St. Louis!
St. Louis Archdiocesan website:
Bishop Robert J. Hermann, Archdiocesan Administrator for St. Louis, called Archbishop-elect Carlson “a very energetic, articulate, warm and gifted pastor and administrator. He thinks and works with the Church he loves, and will continue to build upon the legacy of his predecessors here in St. Louis.”Archbishop–elect Carlson was installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw on February 24, 2005 at the direction of Pope John Paul II. A native of Minneapolis, MN, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1970 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He was later ordained as an auxiliary bishop for his home archdiocese on January 11, 1984 and went on to serve as Bishop of Sioux Falls, SD, from 1994 to 2005.
- 10:30 am: Watch the press conference online.
- View pictures of the Archbishop-elect, as he visits various locations in the Archdiocese.
- Follow the Archdiocese on Twitter for up-to-the-minute postings.
- Press Release: "Vatican Announces Appointment of Bishop Robert J. Carlson as Archbishop of St. Louis"
- Press Release: "Statement of Bishop Robert Hermann on the Appointment of the Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson as Archbishop of St. Louis"
- Press Release: "Pope Names Saginaw's Bishop Carlson as the ninth Archbishop of Saint Louis"
- Biography and Curriculum Vitae in the Leadership pages of archstl.org
Updates to follow....
Friday, October 31, 2008
It bears repeating: Bishops who speak, speak this way
Another case in point to close-out the day: Bishop Robert Carlson of Saginaw whose statement (PDF) treats the presidential election as well as pro-ESCR Proposal 2 in Michigan (which I have discussed here).
Since I see no need to reduplicate work already done well, please see Fr. Z's analysis of the document.
Monday, February 12, 2007
The seminarians of Saginaw have a blog!
Also, the diocese of Saginaw has a nice page up with pics and a report from this year's March for Life, which Bp. Carlson attended.
Here's a picture of him at the March. The fellow to his right is Chris, one of the Saginaw Seminarians. And in this picture you can see Rich, a good buddy of mine and also a seminarian of Saginaw.
They both recently became fourth degree Knights of Columbus, passing me up. Good men!