Archbishop Robert Carlson Calls for Peace in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, released the following statement in response to the verdict of Judge Timothy Wilson:
If we want peace and justice, we must come together as a community through prayer, mutual understanding, and forgiveness. While acknowledging the hurt and anger, we must not fuel the fires of hatred and division. We must ask God for peace in our own hearts and share it with those around us. Violence does not lead to peace and justice – they are opposing forces and cannot coexist. I implore each of you to choose peace! Reject the false and empty hope that violence will solve problems. Violence only creates more violence. We must work together for a better, stronger, safer community, one founded upon respect for each other, and one in which we see our neighbor as another self.
First Year Jesuit novices spent the first seven weeks of 2018 doing a variety of service in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Along with classroom studies, the Spiritual Exercises and a three-week pilgrimage, it's all part of their first year of formation.