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SEWING SEMINARIAN

Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

Dunn finds his niche in stitch
By Barbara Chenevert

The Catholic Commentator

The seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary College were observing Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, with a huge celebration that featured a lion dance.

Seminarian Mathew Dunn has taught himself to sew, and within the year has made vestments for the Abbey Youth Festival, as well as some priest friends. PhotoS by Barbara Chenevert | The Catholic Commentator

 

Since there was a large community of Vietnamese there, authentic costumes were ordered from Vietnam. Only problem was the costumes were made for the smaller frames of Vietnamese people, and for children as well.

Seminarian Mathew Dunn, armed only with a needle and thread, was repeatedly asked to repair the costumes as they continued to rip during practices. Everyone in the seminary knew Dunn came with a sewing kit that allowed him to sew on buttons and make minor repairs to

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    Bishop Muench calls Hobby Lobby decision ‘significant’ in concept

    The Catholic Commentator

    Bishop Robert W. Muench called the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case limited but “truly significant in concept and symbolism.”

    “As is often the practice of Supreme Court decisions, the scope of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFTA) of 1993 was only very narrowly applied,” Bishop Muench said in a statement. “First of all, Hobby Lobby restricted its objections in conscience to cover only four

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    PASTOR INSTALLATION

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Bishop Robert W. Muench, left, installs Father Eric Gyan as pastor of St. Theresa of Avila Church in Gonzales at the 11:30 a.m. Mass on July 20. Many family and friends were in attendance. Father Gyan

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    TREASURES FROM THE DIOCESE

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A beautiful painting of Mary adorns the ceiling of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Plattenville. The church was completed in 1856 and according to minutes from a parish council meeting on

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    PICTURES FROM THE PAST

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The sanctuary at St. Joseph Cathedral, pictured here in the early 1900s, is far different today. The church was renovated in a period from 1966-70 in keeping with guidelines established by the Second Vatican Council.

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    KC Donation

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    On May 26 the Knights of Columbus Council 7856 in St. Francisville and Jackson delivered a check for $3500 to Frances Broussard, center, of the Problem Pregnancy Center in Baton Rouge.  The donation was from the

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    Community urged to ‘Survive, Don’t Drive’

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    New campaign spreads educational health message for heart attack victims
    Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is launching a community awareness campaign to help address a national health care issue. ”Survive, Don’t Drive” urges Louisiana residents to call 911

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    Crisis may affect funding

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Catholic Charities USA has become a major player in assisting with the burgeoning immigration crisis in southwest Texas but the result may be a reduction

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    Changing hearts through music

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    One year ago, Tori Harris was waiting on tables in a Nashville restaurant, joking that she walked around

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    SEWING SEMINARIAN

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am


    The Catholic Commentator

    The seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary College were observing Tet, the Vietnamese New

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    HANDS ON

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A day in the life of a parish priest
    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    A hand weathered by time’s endless assault reached out to welcome Father Jason Palermo, a welcome exchange for a woman whose life has scanned nine decades and whose faith never wavered.

    Father

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    Treasures of the Diocese

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    This painting of St. John the Baptist baptizing Jesus in the Jordan River was painted by young Swiss artist, Milo Piuz, in 1955. Located where baptisms once took place at Queen of Peace Church in

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    Task force developing plan

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    The Diocesan Pastoral Planning Task Force, announced by Bishop Robert W. Muench during his homily at the Chrism Mass on Wednesday of Holy Week,

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    Order of Francis Secular

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

     

     

     

    Three candidates made their permanent profession into the Order of Francis Secular on June 22 during Mass at the St. Francis Chapel at the Maryville Convent in Baton Rouge. Pictured from left, are Barbara Napoli,

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    Tracy Center expanding services

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Cradled among one of Baton Rouge’s bustling traffic corridors sits the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center, a spectacular vista with oak trees providing Mother

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    Diocese issues statement on court case

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Editor’s note: The statement below was issued on July 7. The case in question does not allege any charge against any clergy, religious or paid staff member of the diocese.

    By matter of policy, the Roman

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    A letter from Father Bayhi

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Dear parishioners and friends,

    WBRZ television has informed the Diocese of Baton Rouge that it plans to air a report about a five-year-old legal case, in which I was named, concerning the secrecy of confession.

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    Marriage workshop planned

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A workshop for priests and deacons in the Diocese of Baton Rouge and surrounding area is being planned in March to guide them through recent revisions made in the Order of Celebrating Marriage.

    The revised marriage rite

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    Commentator to launch changes

    Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator is launching several new and entertaining features, including some designed specifically for youth and young adults, in the July 11 issue.

    The youth page has been renamed “Words with Christ,” and will be anchored

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    Corpus Christi procession

    Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Father Chris Decker, pastor of St. James Church in St. James, holds the monstrance containing the Body of Christ during a Corpus Christi procession June 22. The procession traveled onto Louisiana Highway 18, which runs along

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    CELEBRATING FATHERS

    Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The St. Thomas More Nursing Home Ministry in Baton Rouge held a Father’s Day party at the Capitol House Nursing Home. Nearly 50 guests enjoyed various cakes and ice cream. Each father received a helium

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    COMMUNITY EFFORT

    Posted May 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Volunteers help link St. Philomena’s past to its future

    The Catholic Commentator

    Workers took great care in putting the finishing touches on the refinished sanctuary, one of the final projects

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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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