11 June 2010

Monsignor Morris to Teach at the Josephinum in Columbus, OH

A sad post, as the Archdiocese will lose the services of a very fine priest. Monsignor Eugene Morris, longtime member of the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and most recently Pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brentwood, will be leaving the Archdiocese to teach at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH.

This rumor had been circulating for awhile, but I wanted to wait to post until I had confirmation from multiple sources.

Monsignor Morris is widely recognized as a brilliant preacher and staunch defender of the truths of the faith. He has been the host of a popular program about the sacraments on local Catholic radio. He will be missed.

I will follow up as I get further information.

12 comments:

Patrick Kinsale said...

"Brick by brick" as Fr. Z would say, something in STL is being dismantled.

Anonymous said...

I am terribly sad to see this on a personal level, but am overjoyed for the universal Church and the priestly formations Fr. Morris will be overseeing. Fr. Morris was the former spritual advisor for the Knights of Columbus at SLU, and helped open the St. Maximillian Kolbe house near SLU specifically because the SLU Knights had so many men discerning a priestly life. He will be missed.

- YoungCatholicSTL

Jeff Geerling said...

Just echoing the comments of YoungCatholicSTL... Msgr. Morris will be missed!

athanasius_magnus said...

Ditto.

Athelstane said...

"Brick by brick" as Fr. Z would say, "something in STL is being dismantled."

I confess - that was my first thought as well.

Anonymous said...

Monsignor Morris has been a champion for the homeschooling families too. An amazingly gifted, no nonsense priest. May God be with his future Grace ... we love you and will miss you.

>s

Anonymous said...

He was also a very good personal friend to many of us. I cried when I heard he was leaving.

Sad....

Patrick Kinsale said...

I remember him from one of the Oratory days of recollection a few years back and going to Confession with him was a great help. Last year we made a point to attend the Feast of Divine Mercy Mass he said in West County. He was great but the rock music band the parish offered was awful. He seemed uncomfortable. Hard to incense an altar with a guitar playing.

Anonymous said...

He shall be greatly missed. He is an excellent priest!

M. Swaim said...

Msgr Morris is a good friend- if you want to keep tabs on him, he does a weekly segment every Thursday morning on our program on EWTN at 7:05AM Eastern time (www.sonrisemorningshow.com). I'm sad for the St. Louis community, but thrilled to hear that Msgr Morris will be helping to form more young men for the priesthood.

Anonymous said...

One problem is that Mons Rice and others do not want seminarians from outside St Louis. Obviously some good men wanted to make St Louis there home because of the strong leadership and example of Archbishop Burke. Archbishop Carlson sometimes sees no problem with tolerating the intolerable as a form of acceptance. That is his generations approach. However to ask for voactions but turn away seminarians with many college degrees beacuse they are not from St Louis is odd. The old local Church rubbish so exploited since Vatican II to detach many a diocese from Rome and tradition.

Cathy said...

What a bummer! I'll miss hearing him on the local Catholic radio station.
Thanks for singing "Edelweiss" for me, Msgr Morris!

Cathy D