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BREAKING NEWS

Posted December 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

Diocese announces Redemptorist High School to close
By Richard Meek

The Catholic Commentator

Declining enrollment, academic struggles and financial challenges are forcing the closure of Redemptorist High School, according to Diocese of Baton Rouge officials.

Bishop Robert W. Muench, flanked by Superintendent of Catholic Schools Dr. Melanie Verges, right, announced the closing of Redemptorist High School June 30, 2015 during a press conference Friday at the Westerfield Center on the campus of the Catholic Life Center.  The bishop cited dwindling enrollment numbers as the reason for the decline. Photo by Barbara Chenevert | The Catholic Commentator

 

Bishop Robert W. Muench on Friday announced the closing of the school, which has been fixture in north Baton Rouge since 1947, effective June 30, 2015. Bishop Muench made the announcement during a press conference at the Westerfield Center on the campus of the Catholic Life

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    Online theology classes available

    Posted December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is expanding its teaching of the Catholic faith “beyond the walls of the

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    ICU design at Our Lady of the Lake honored

    Posted December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The intensive care units (ICUs) at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center have been honored with the 2015 ICU Design Citation Award recognizing their design as the most innovative and humanitarian in the United States. The prestigious award commends the patient- and family-focused

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    NEW DIGS IN PORT ALLEN

    Posted December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Father David Allen, pastor at Holy Family Church in Port Allen, blessed the new Marian Hall (top photo) on Nov. 30 following the 11:30 a.m. Mass. After

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    TRACKING THE FUTURE

    Posted December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    CHS facility to honor coach

    The Catholic Commentator

    A twinkle shone in Pete Boudreaux’s eyes as he glanced across a

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    Merlot or Chardonnay?

    Posted December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    St. Jude Church in Baton Rouge is toasting the completion of its church renovations and the launching of the new website this holiday season

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    Pictures from the Past

    Posted December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The original St. Joseph’s Academy, located on the corner of Fourth and Florida streets in downtown Baton Rouge, is shown in 1940. One year later, the campus relocated to its current location on Broussard Street.

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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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    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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