Archbishop Robert J. Carlson

Archbishop Robert James Carlson served as the fifth Bishop of Saginaw from his installation in February 2005 until April 2009. A native of Minneapolis, Minn., he was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1970 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He was later ordained as an auxiliary bishop for his home archdiocese on January 11, 1984 and went on to serve as Bishop of Sioux Falls, S.D., from 1994 to 2005. On April 21, 2009, he was named by Pope Benedict XVI as the 10th ordinary and 9th Archbishop of Saint Louis.

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Pastoral Letters

Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace - December 12, 2008
Pastoral Letter on Peace 

Jesus Christ, the Divine Physician - January 25, 2008
Pastoral Letter on Penance

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae - July 1998

Other Writings

The Responsibility to Have a Well Informed Faith Life - August 2004

The Duties of the Bishop - March 1999
Lay Witness