Diocese to study feasibility of new school model

Posted August 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

 By Richard Meek

The Catholic Commentator

An innovative educational model that would serve Baton Rouge’s most impoverished students may become part of the Catholic school system as early as the 2016-17 school year.

Community leaders as well as school officials of the Diocese of Baton Rouge have spent the past several months discussing the potential launch of a Crisco Rey Network high school, which employs a unique model where students work one day a week to help defray the cost of tuition. At least three meetings have already been held and a fourth was scheduled this past week.

“We have had excellent feedback but we are still at the beginning stages,” said Cristo Rey Director of Growth Brian Melton, adding that a feasibility study must first be completed before moving forward.

“It’s not a foregone conclusion (that a school will open in Baton Rouge) but we sure hope so,” he added. ”A lot of things have to

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    TREASURES OF THE DIOCESE

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Local artist and former Southern University student Elliot Giovanni Guillory painted this mural at the Martin Luther King Catholic Student Center on the Southern campus in 2005 to commemorate the 40th

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    Evangelization stressed to educators

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Evangelization of young people was the message school officials received during the 2014 Catholic Educators Gathering on Aug. 5 at the Baton Rouge River Center.

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    OLOL student service exceeds $1 million in-kind value

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Service-learning, a teaching method that integrates instruction with community service, has become an integral part of the Our Lady of the Lake College curriculum. Through this program, OLOL students have given more than 68,000 service-learning hours working for others. 

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    2014 Diocese of Baton Rouge High School Football Schedule

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Redemptorist WOLVES

    District 6-2A

    2013 record: 2-9, 1-5. Lost to Northlake Christian in regionals

    Coach: Terence Williams

    Years at school: 2

    Overall record: 2-9

    Career record: 51-49

    Assistant coaches: Brandon Webb, Roshon Jacobs, Ralph Walker, Dusty Breaux, Athony Ponton, Joe Brandon

    Returning starters – offense: OG Michael Davis, Sr.; RB Kaleb

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    PICTURES FROM THE PAST

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Sacred Heart Church in Baton Rouge is shown during construction in the 1940s in this photo submitted by Mary Lee Eggart of Baton Rouge and is part of the Sacred Heart archives.

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    Bishop urges prayer for peace

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Calling peace a “precious gift,” Bishop Robert W. Muench has joined bishops throughout the United States in calling on Catholics to pray for peace and persecuted

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    HOME GROWN

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    OLOL helps employees eat healthier

    The Catholic Commentator

    Rosa Hernandez peaked into the large box of vegetables with a

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    HOME GROWN

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    OLOL helps employees eat healthier

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Rosa Hernandez peaked into the large box of vegetables with a youthful exuberance, anticipating what surprises awaited her.

    Twelve-year-old Sydney Fairchild, right, takes a watermelon from her mother, Shawn, as she picks

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    Aging can be breathtaking journey

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    Faith allows people to gracefully let go of their attachment to their younger life so they can grab God’s gifts for them as they grow older and closer to him. Sister Janet Franklin CSJ will speak on “The Spirituality of

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    COLLECTOR OF LIFE

    Posted January 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Organist’s home reflection of his heart

    By Barbara Chenevert

    The Catholic Commentator

    If every item in his home has a story to tell, then Robbie Giroir has a lot to talk about. Musician, teacher, pilot and collector extraordinaire, Giroir’s home is a thumbprint of his life,

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