“I skate like a 747 taxiing”

Today, Bishop Robert Carlson will be installed as the Archbishop of St. Louis.

A CUF episcopal advisor and former Bishop of Saginaw, he is much loved by Saginaw Diocese CUF members–so much so that the library of the new CUF office will bear his name.

If you’re interested in following the event, the Archdiocese of St. Louis will be livestreaming and live-Twittering. Thomas Peters (aka American Papist), will also be live-Twittering. You can view it live via CatholicTV as well.

Whispers provides a number of articles and other information, including a Q&A with the Bishop Carlson.

A humorous snippet from the Q&A (in which we also get the Archbishop-elect’s take on Catholic politicians and abortion rights, getting a second chance at life, and beer) :

Q. You have a reputation as a sports lover.

A. I’m a lousy golfer, even though I have a reputation of being good. I sunk a 30-foot putt last year and got a trophy, so that helps my reputation. Was a hockey chaplain once, but I skate like a 747 taxiing. The Irish would say about my sports ability — when they gave out the ability, I was hiding behind the door. But I am competitive.

Please remember him in your prayers as he begins his episcopal ministry in St. Louis.

2 responses

  1. Congratulations on your installation as Archbishop of St. Louis . I watched live on TV your installation My prayers and the prayers of Serra are with you. Serra is dedicated to promoting and affirming priestly and religious vocations. I was struck with your comment that you would not ordain a seminarian that you did not know. What a profound statement I wish all Bishops around the world would commit to the same. God bless Richard Eckert SERRA Club of Biloxi

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