From the Pastor's Desk

From the Pastor's Desk

Happy Easter!

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/28/18

A few days ago, we heard Pontius Pilate ask Jesus, “What is truth?” These days it can be hard to tell what the truth is, and it’s not “fake news” I’m talking about. It’s things like this… you can find in many places on the internet this quote from ... Read More »

Living in Paradise

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/22/18

It is Palm Sunday, and it is finally Spring. But I have already had 5 days of summer in Haiti, where there was bright sunshine and temperatures in the 90’s every day. Before too long, some of that kind of weather will be here too.The pictures on this Sunday’s ... Read More »

Popes and Saints

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/14/18

Five years ago, on Wednesday, March 13, wisps of white smoke rose from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City to announce to the world that we had a new Pope. A short time later, Pope Francis was introduced to the world through the crowd gathered in ... Read More »

Thank you, from Haiti

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/07/18

This Sunday I am not in Saint Louis. I am celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Lent, traditionally called Laetare Sunday, at the parish of Saint Michel in Boucan-Carré, Haiti. I have travelled here with Brian Cody and Bob Kelly of our Haiti Committee, and also our Youth Minister Courtney ... Read More »

Political Obligations

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/01/18

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Anyone who says they are not interested in politics is like a drowning man who insists he is not interested in water.” If there is anything that has been raised over the last two years, it is our political consciousness. Politics is unavoidable, even if ... Read More »

A Change in Lifestyle

Posted by Renee Molner on 2/22/18

Last week I mentioned that I had given my classes evaluations to fill out. In the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church class, one struck me. The second last unit in this course is about the environment and Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si.” In answer to the question “what ... Read More »

Town Hall Meeting

Posted by Renee Molner on 2/15/18

Happy first full week of Lent; Saint Benedict says Lent should be a happy time, so I hope you are enjoying it so far. But if Lent is not your happy style, then Happy Year of the Dog, the Chinese New Year which began last Friday. The Persian New ... Read More »

Making Ourselves Ready

Posted by Renee Molner on 2/08/18

Last Friday, I had a class last period of the day. And I gave the class a quiz. Neither the students or I were happy about the timing or the activity, so when the quiz was over, neither I nor they felt like progressing further along in the curriculum ... Read More »

An Auspicious Day

Posted by Renee Molner on 2/02/18

The date of this Sunday, February 4, is a rather auspicious day for some things. I was surprised to learn of all the positive people born on this day: the Polish American patriot Tadeusz Kosciusko, after whom was named the beautiful bridge that connects Brooklyn and Queens; Charles Lindbergh, ... Read More »

Plenty of Good News

Posted by Renee Molner on 1/26/18

There’s a lot I could write about this week: the Marches in Washington, one Pro-Life and one Pro-Women; the government shutdown; the meteor in Michigan; the rapidly melting ice sheets and starving polar bears; 13 children held prisoner by their parents for years. These stories remind us that in ... Read More »


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