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ARCHBISHOP CARLSON MAKES FRIENDLY WORLD SERIES WAGER WITH CARDINAL O'MALLEY OF BOSTON

October 22, 2013
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The 2013 Major League Baseball World Series presents a rematch of the contenders from 2004--the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Celebrating the opportunity for the Cardinals to redeem themselves, the Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, has proposed a friendly wager with Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston.

Both towns and both teams enjoy a rich history when it comes to America’s pastime. This history includes taking enormous pride in supporting the hometown baseball team to victory. At the same time, each diocese has a strong tradition when it comes to supporting the marginalized through the great work of Catholic Charities.

If the St. Louis Cardinals win the series, Cardinal Sean O’Malley will make a $100 donation to Catholic Charities St. Louis and if the Boston Red Sox have a repeat of 2004 with a series win, Archbishop Carlson will make a $100 donation to Catholic Charities Boston.

“May the Lord’s blessing fall upon the players of both teams," said Archbishop Carlson. "May they play to the best of their ability and without any injuries. As we celebrate the joy that comes from friendly competition, let us also call to mind the mission of the Church as evidenced in the great work of Catholic Charities.”

Catholic Charities provides a broad spectrum of social service care to thousands of individuals and families here in St. Louis and across the country. It may surprise you to discover just how far $100 can go to help those in need. For those details, contact Ms. Kelly Peach, Director of Communications for Catholic Charities St. Louis, at 314.367.1165 (office) or 314.478.9437 (cell).

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FREDBIRD TO MAKE APPEARANCE AT STUDENT RALLY

October 22, 2013
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St. Norbert School to cheer on Redbirds in World Series bid

Cardinal fever has taken over St. Louis and the students at St. Norbert Catholic School in Florissant are no exception. At 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, 325 students and their teachers will gather in Schaefer Hall on the parish grounds to root the Cardinals on to yet another World Series Championship!

Everyone is encouraged to dress in St. Louis Cardinal apparel, so rally organizers are hoping to greet a special guest with a sea of red spirit wear. Fredbird is expected to make a surprise appearance between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

"This is an exciting time for Cardinal Nation and our students are very enthusiastic about the hometown team," said Deacon Bill Twellman. "The kids are really looking forward to the pep rally and to watching their favorite team take on the Red Sox."

HABEMUS PAPAM: WE HAVE A POPE

March 13, 2013
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Archdiocese of St. Louis to hold press conference at 3 p.m. today

St. Louis, MO — Today in Rome after the second round of balloting, white smoke appeared from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. The Archdiocese of St. Louis offers our prayers and support for our new Holy Father as he prepares for his Pontificate as Shepherd of the Universal Church. A follow-up press release will be issued when the name of the new pontiff is announced.

 A press conference will take place today at the Cardinal Rigali Center. It will be streamed live on livestream.com/archstl and Archbishop Carlson will take questions from the media following a brief statement.

PAPAL CONCLAVE BEGINS TODAY IN ROME

March 12, 2013
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Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis are asked to pray for Cardinals

 St. Louis, MO — As the conclave begins today in Rome, we pray in a special way for the Cardinals who will elect the next Holy Father. This is a historic time for the Church, a time of deep prayer and reflection for Catholics worldwide and in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We thank Benedict XVI for his great service to Christ Jesus and to the Church, and we pray for the Chair of Saint Peter, which will soon be filled by the next Bishop of Rome and Shepherd of the Universal Church. In the interim, we wait upon the decision of the Holy Spirit and we take comfort in the words of the 1 Samuel, “I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. I will build him a sure house and he shall go in and out before my anointed one forever.”

Visit www.stlouisreview.com/papacy for all the latest in papal coverage including FAQs on the theology and history of the papacy.

 

STAN MUSIAL FUNERAL MASS DETAILS ANNOUNCED

January 24, 2013
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The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced details regarding the funeral Mass for Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial, which will take place on Saturday, January 26th at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis.

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and long-time friend of the Musial family, will preside and the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, and the Most Reverend Richard F. Stika, Bishop of Knoxville, will celebrate the Mass.

Lindell Boulevard will be closed between Taylor and Newstead following the Basilica’s regularly scheduled 8 a.m. Mass. Visitors are asked to enter the Cathedral Basilica through the main doors on Lindell. The Musial family has requested that no photos or video be taken inside of the Church and that any mementos be left at the Stan Musial Statue at Busch Stadium.

Immediately following the Mass, the funeral procession will make its way to Busch Stadium where the family will lay a wreath at the base of the Stan Musial Statue as part of a prayer ceremony before proceeding to a private burial. Fans wishing to view the procession are encouraged to do so outside of Busch Stadium along 8th Street and be in place by 12:30 P.M.

The funeral Mass will be broadcast live. Fans should local listings. The funeral Mass will also be streamed live online at the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ website archstl.org/stan and on the Cardinals’ website, cardinals.com.

Media wishing to cover the event should visit http://archstl.org/stan-media to apply for a credential. Credentialed media will have reserved seating inside the Cathedral. No photography, video, social media coverage or interviews will be allowed inside the Cathedral. Video and photos may be taken outside of the Cathedral from across the street.

Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Carlson will be available for a brief comment after the Mass after the procession departs. The Musial family will not grant any interviews on Saturday. A media room will be made available at St. Louis Christ the King School at the Cathedral. The Cathedral Basilica will post updates on the parish website as they become available. Visit cathedralstl.com/parish/ for more information.

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