A Catholic Response for Justice and Peace

A Catholic Response for Justice and Peace
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Please join us for an upcoming Zoom panel discussion, “A Catholic Response for Justice and Peace” on June 24th at 7pm.

We have seen the pain, confusion, and frustration that so many of you have shared in the weeks following the death of George Floyd. In the hopes of providing a place for dialogue and teaching, the Office of Young Adult Ministry is bringing you a panel from an authentically Catholic perspective on current issues concerning justice and peace in our country. The panel will include Archbishop Carlson, Joyce Jones, Fr. Matthew Baugh, S.J., and Dr. Michael Meehan. (See their biographies below the form.)

Please submit your concerns, questions, and thoughts for the upcoming panel below. Your questions will be given directly to our speakers and will provide the basis for their responses. We hope that you will prayerfully consider sharing your questions now and being present virtually on the night of the event itself.

The meeting code is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85099661712?pwd=V2puOTJPTkllbTAvNVJLM0VSTFRsZz09


Questions for the Panel

  • Please write your question for Archbishop Carlson and the other panelists for the upcoming panel discussion on "A Catholic Response for Justice and Peace." Please be as specific and concise as possible.


Archbishop Carlson

The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was ordained to the priesthood in 1970 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He went on to receive a master’s degree in divinity from St. Paul Seminary in 1976 and a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America in 1979. Ordained as an auxiliary bishop for his home archdiocese in 1984, he went on to serve as Bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, (1994-2005) and the Bishop of Saginaw, Michigan (2005-2009).

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson was installed as Archbishop of St. Louis on June 10, 2009. Archbishop Carlson’s passion for education, vocations, youth ministry and priestly formation have contributed to the growth and vitality of all the Dioceses he has served. Archbishop Carlson serves on several committees. He previously served as chair of the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations and as co-chair of the Mission Advisory Committee for the Institute for Priestly Formation.

Archbishop Carlson received the Interfaith Partnership Award in September, 2011. He was also honored with receiving the Joseph Cardinal Ritter Award in February, 2012, the Sister Mary Ann Eckhoff Leadership Award in April, 2012, the Service to the Community Award from the Ecumenical Leadership Council in May, 2012, the Order of Saint Louis King Award in November, 2015 and the Luminary Award for Criminal Justice in June, 2017.

Joyce Jones

Joyce Jones is the program director of racial harmony for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which falls within the auspices of the archdiocesan Peace and Justice Commission. She serves as a resource to parishes in developing relationships among different ethnicities represented within the archdiocese.

Jones also is a co-founder of the North City Deanery Interracial Relations Committee, which was formed in 2015 and includes nine parishes, six of which are predominantly African American.

She is a member of St. Alphonsus Liguori “Rock” Church in St. Louis and previously served as business manager at St. Joseph Parish in Manchester and at her home parish, St. Alphonsus. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry from St. Louis Christian College and is pursuing a master’s degree from the Institute of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Fr. Matthew Baugh, SJ

Fr. Matthew joins the Catholic Studies Centre at SLU as the new Jesuit Fellow this year, having served for the past year as Associate Pastor at College Church. His area of specialty is Catholic political thought.

Fr. Matthew Baugh , SJ has a doctorate in politics from Oxford University, a law degree from Yale University, and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology in systematic theology from Boston College.

Dr. Michael Meehan

A licensed psychologist and graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Meehan has worked professionally in the child welfare arena for more than 30 years.

Dr. Meehan currently serves as Executive Director at Good Shepherd Children & Family Services, a federated agency of Catholic Charities in St. Louis. An experienced teacher and lecturer, Dr. Meehan has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Psychology for Maryville University St. Louis since 2000. He is the immediate past Chair of the Children’s Services Coalition of St. Louis and recently ended six years of service on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Coalition of Children’s Agencies. Dr. Meehan also serves on the St. Louis Ready by 21 Leadership Council, the Public Policy Committee of the Missouri Catholic Conference, and the Catholic Charities Advocacy Council.

Event Details

Date(s) - June 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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