Please donate to the Deacon Paul Carlson Memorial Fund

Please send your donations to:

Deacon Paul Carlson Memorial Fund
St. Lawrence Parish and Newman Center
1203 Fifth Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414


The neighborhood around St Lawrence Catholic Church is in flux, as you can see by the photo. Current population demographics of the zip code the church is in, 55414, have placed the student population of the zip code at about 25%, or an estimated 15,500. That is, almost half of the 32,000 U of M students live in off campus facilities,
that are neighbors to St Lawrence Catholic Church.  (Note: The story of the population density was chronicled in an April 16th, 2011, issue of the St Paul Pioneer Press.)

Friends of Deacon Paul Carlson have started a serialization, on the internet, of his pamphlets about the Catholic faith written between May 2008 to Nov 2010.  

You can find the pamphlets at RWIB Reason Why I Believe Google Blog 

Deacon Paul Carlson appreciated the importance of the work done by the Paulists Foundation of St Lawrence Catholic Church and its outreach New Newman Center in Minneapolis MN when he asked: "If there are any financial gains made from the blog serialization of my pamphlets, please have the money given to them"

Deacon Paul Carlson wrote the pamphlets at the request of than Pastor/Director Fr John J. Behnke. C.S.P., who asked him to write brief answers to questions University students often encountered as Catholics from those who wish to challenge their belief.