At about 5AM (Texas time) my text message alert went off like an alarm. I thought it was one of my students, but, when I read the text, I was pleasantly surprised:
Good morning! Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson was selected by the Vatican as St. Louis’ next Archbishop.
Here is the report from the Vatican Information Service:
- Appointed Bishop Robert James Carlson of Saginaw, U.S.A., as metropolitan archbishop of St. Louis (area 15,451, population 2,177,000, Catholics 566,000, priests 737, permanent deacons 248, religious 2,176), U.S.A. The archbishop-elect was born in Minneapolis, U.S.A. in 1944 he was ordained a priest in 1970 and consecrated a bishop in 1983.
I am sure that this is great news for the people of St. Louis!