Jul 162014
 
Charcoal Portrait of Bishop Rosati

Bishop Rosati

Joseph Rosati: the Story of an Italian Vincentian, recruited by a French Sulpician, who enlisted the services of an Austrian priest serving at an Italian court to build the German Catholic community for an Irish Archbishop, helping to make Saint Louis “The Rome of the West.”

Who said Church History is boring? This being the 250th anniversary of the founding of our city, we thought it would be great to celebrate the history of our Archdiocese. Join us Sunday, August 10th at 6 PM for a romp through this history with Monsignor John Witt.

Click Here to register on-line, before Wednesday, August 6th. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call 314-435-8494 or click here to contact us by e-mail. If you prefer to register by postal mail, click here for a registration form. If you’re registering by mail, realistically that means the deadline is Friday, August 1st.

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Mar 242014
 

Dr. Scott Hahn Headshot Dr. Scott Hahn will give three talks at a day-long conference at Chaifetz Arena (St. Louis University) on April 26th. Doors open at 8 and first talk is at 9 a.m. The talks are: The Lambs Supper, Hail Holy Queen and Evangelizing Catholics. Professor Hahn has written books by each of these titles.

Breaks will be at least 30 minutes, and a good hour for lunch. Concession stands will be open. The St. Louis University Mass Choir will provide music during breaks. The day will wrap up by about 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased 3 ways, Ticketmaster, Chaifetz box office, or send a self addressed stamped envelope to St. Elizabeth Holy Name Society, 2300 Pontoon Rd, Granite City, IL 62040. Include a check made out to same and number of ticket wanted. St. Elizabeth Holy Name Society is sponsoring the event. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. 1 South Compton Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63103.

 Posted by at 10:18 am
Feb 202014
 

Our annual Day of Recollection for the Lenten Season 2014 will be 10:30 AM — 4:30 PM Saturday April 12th at St. Mary of Victories. The day will include two conferences by Fr. James Richardson, Holy Mass, Confessions, and more.

$25 includes lunch. Do not let the registration fee be an obstacle for your attendance. Just call and we’ll take care of everything.

Register by clicking here before Tuesday April 8th. If you have questions, call (314)481-2512.

Fr. Richardson is a member of the St. Louis Oratory of St. Phillip Neri. Their Facebook page is here and the beginnings of a website is here. If you have a subscription to the St. Louis Review, an article about Fr. Richardson and his new community is here.

As we get more details, this post will be updated.

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Feb 032014
 

LogoThe thirteenth lecture series, sponsored by the Association of Hebrew Catholics and given by Dr. Larry Feingold began on Jan. 29, 2014. The series is entitled: Creation and Covenant. Dr. Feingold is a Credo Advisory Board Member, the AHC Director of Theology, and Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis. The twelve lectures of this series, along with the question/answer sessions, may be listened to or downloaded to your computer at no cost, after they have been posted to our web site. The lecture notes are also posted and may be downloaded. When all the lectures have been given, they will also available from our web store as an mp3 disc.

For those who wish to attend, the lectures are given on Wednesdays, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Gannon Room of the Cathedral Basilica Rectory. Entrance and parking is on the west (left) side of the Rectory. You may request more information here.

 Posted by at 3:58 pm
Jan 172014
 

Headshot Steve Wood, Speaker, Author, Founder St. Joseph's Covenant KeepersEngaged? Just Married? Been at it awhile? What have you gotten yourself into?

Don’t miss this free talk!
RSVP Greatly Appreciated. Click Here.

2 PM Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Christian Brothers College High School

Steve will give you a glimpse of the great adventure of family life according to the mind of the Church. If you already know Steve Wood, you know his practical, down-to-earth analysis and advice is the best out there for Catholics. If not, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Come find out. Continue reading »

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Oct 302013
 

Fr. Brian HarrisonWe have heard a great deal about Religious Freedom the past couple of years, but what does that really mean? What about The Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ? Is Christ still King or has that teaching been dropped?

At this year’s Christ the King Forum, Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S., S.T.D., will address one of the gravest doctrinal issues that has troubled and divided the Church since Vatican Council II. Many traditionalist Catholics complain that the Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom has “dethroned” Christ the King from his rightful sovereignty over human social and political life by embodying a twofold contradiction of weighty papal documents from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its first error, they say, is to present Church-State separation as the best constitutional arrangement for all nations, even those with predominantly Catholic populations. Secondly, they read the Declaration as teaching that non-Catholics, in every historical period and in every country on earth, have a natural right to civil freedom (i.e., immunity from government coercion) in publicly manifesting their false religious beliefs.

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 Posted by at 10:30 pm
Oct 012013
 

LogoThe twelfth lecture series, sponsored by the Association of Hebrew Catholics and given by Dr. Larry Feingold began on Sept. 25, 2013. The series is entitled: Introduction to Theology: Faith Seeking Understanding. Dr. Feingold is a Credo Advisory Board Member, the AHC Director of Theology, and Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis. The eleven lectures of this series, along with the question/answer sessions, may be listened to or downloaded to your computer at no cost, after they have been posted to our web site. When all the lectures have been given, they will also available from our web store as an mp3 disc.

For those who wish to attend, the lectures are given on Wednesdays, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Gannon Room of the Cathedral Basilica Rectory. Entrance and parking is on the west (left) side of the Rectory. You may request more information here.

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Jul 142013
 

Archbishop Designate Robert J. Carlson LaughingAs of January 1, 2014 the HHS Mandate will take full effect for religious institutions. But the Mandate itself is only one of a series of issues that have challenged religious freedom in the United States in the last few years.

Did you hear about the photographer in New Mexico (Elane Photography) who was sued for refusing to photograph a gay wedding? How about the florist in Washington (Arlene’s Flowers) who was sued – by her own state’s Attorney General – for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding? Or the baker in Colorado (Masterpiece Cakeshop) who faces not only fines but even jail time for his refusal to provide cakes for gay weddings?

In many different kinds of cases we’re seeing that the fundamental push in our culture is not really to ‘promote diversity’ or even ‘tolerate’ everyone’s views, but to enforce a new set of cultural and legal norms – even at the cost of violating religious freedom. The evidence is mounting that – as Robbie George said – the days of comfortable Catholicism are over.

How should Catholics respond when our religious freedom is threatened? And how can these challenges actually be a blessing in disguise – an invitation to draw closer to Jesus?

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Logistics

This Forum will be held at the Rigali Center, not at the Crowne Plaza hotel as usual. The address is 20 Archbishop May Dr; St Louis, MO 63119, but that doesn’t help very much. The Rigali Center is off of S. Laclede Station Road, about 8/10ths of a mile north of Watson Road. Click here for a map.

Our August Forum with Archbishop Carlson will include a delicious buffet dinner, catered by Genesis. You may recall that they served us in some of our past forums and received rave reviews of their food quality.

We’re going to get underway at 6 PM sharp, so please arrive early enough to get checked-in beforehand.

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Click here to download a flyer. Distribute at your church or school. Give one to your RCIA leaders. Send a link to a friend. Share on Facebook. Bring a friend.

 Posted by at 8:59 pm
May 092013
 

Head shot of Sr. Mary Charles Mayer, R.S.M. of AlmaIn response to the challenge that the Second Vatican Council presented to religious congregations, which was to renew the charism of their institute according to the authentic and original spirit of their foundress, seven sisters participated in an experiment that ultimately led to the forming and founding of a new branch of  Mercy.

The vision of Mother Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the congregation, was to establish Houses of Mercy. The Sisters strive to develop and amplify this vision within the mission of comprehensive health care, understood as the care of the entire person (spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional) and the Church has approved this for their particular institute.

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 Posted by at 5:26 pm
Apr 202013
 

Doctor Anthony Esolen, professor of English at Providence College in Rhode Island, presented “Fatherhood and Freedom” as 2013 Frederick Philip Kenkel Memorial Lecture for the Feast of St. Joseph, co-sponsored by Credo of the Catholic Laity and the Catholic Union of Missouri. With over 130 in attendance, Professor Esolen explained the necessity of fathers and fatherhood, not only in the family, but also in society.

Line drawing of Telemachus and Penelope in front of a tapestry-making framrTouching on works by Milton and even ancient classics such as by Dante, the members of Credo were given illustrations of the largely unchanging role of fathers from times long past up to the present, in societies stretching from east to west.  Far from being only a western, or Christian, or relatively recent institution in the history of man, the role and identity of fatherhood is universal and has always been an important, even necessary component for the preservation of freedom and law. Continue reading »

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