Skip to comments.St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in streets of Ferguson
Posted on 08/20/2014 2:16:55 PM PDT by Welchie25
Residents of Ferguson are struggling to find peace in the chaos that has followed the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer and as people of Christ, we are struggling to find direction in the unrest, said Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis.
We are all aware of the turmoil and tragedy our St. Louis community is experiencing, he said in an Aug. 18 letter to Catholics of the archdiocese.
After visiting Ferguson, about 11 miles from downtown St. Louis, and offering prayers at a memorial there to 18-year-old Michael Brown, Archbishop Carlson said he has been observing and reflecting through much prayer on what has taken place on a daily basis since the Aug. 9 shooting, the events that have gone back and forth from peaceful protests to violence and looting.
Browns shooting has brought renewed attention to deep racial tensions in Ferguson and long-standing divisions between minorities and law enforcement. Brown was black, and the police officer who shot him is white.
President Barack Obama has sent U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson to assess the situation.
I find strength in the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Archbishop Carlson said. In all circumstances, but especially in these difficult times, we are all called to be instruments of peace through our words and actions.
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Ferguson is yet another Democratic party constituent drama group getting its turn at the national stage to make asses of themselves. Nuke it from space its the only way to make sure the stupid is erased.
If Ferguson is calm tonight ? Is that proof that Holder and the Black Panthers are working together
My guess is that grand jury results won’t be released until the day after so police can have time to get ready for rioting
**Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis.
We are all aware of the turmoil and tragedy our St. Louis community is experiencing, he said in an Aug. 18 letter to Catholics of the archdiocese.**
Where are all the other churches speaking out for peace?