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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