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TRUMPED UP

Posted September 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

A marching dream come true

By Barbara Chenevert

The Catholic Commentator

“Chills.” “Amazing.” “Exhilarating,” “Crazy seeing 90,000 people looking down at me.”

Catholic High and St. Michael the Archangel graduates are living a dream, marching with the Golden Band from Tigerland. CHS grads shown before the LSU vs University of Louisiana Monroe game are from left, Sean McManus, Michael Morales, Collin Lindrew and Corey King. Photo provided by Ryan Setton

 

Graduates of Catholic High School, St. Michael the Archangel and St. Joseph’s Academy who are now marching with the LSU Tiger Band, dancing with the Golden Girls or waving flags in the Colorguard don’t mince any words when describing their experiences in Tiger Stadium.

From the famous “march down the hill” before the game to the entrance onto the field with the band playing “Hold That Tiger” before 100,000 screaming fans, these young men and women say they are living

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    Catholic Life TV to debut two new original local shows

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Catholic Life TV is preparing to launch an ambitious fall schedule, complete with five new shows including two that are locally produced.

    Former diocesan archivist and Roots of Faith host Rene Richard, center, will be joined by genealogists Judy Ruffel, right and Leonard Smith as the series expands its focus this year. The revamp of the long-running series premiers the week of Sept. 14 on Catholic Life TV. Photo by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator

     

    Station director Steve Lee said the two locally produced shows debuting are Veritas Vitae,

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    State bishops issue statement regarding opposition to court decision

    Louisiana bishops have issued a statement urging pro-life supporters to contact their lawmakers and voice opposition to a bill that some say would reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. In that ruling, the court held that for-profit family-owned corporations cannot be forced to cover contraceptives in their health plans based on religious objections.

    In July, Washington Sen. Patty Murray introduced a bill that would have restored insurance coverage for some women whose employers might object to paying for birth control. The bill failed 56-43, with the vote split much along party lines. The measures needed 60 votes to move

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    BREAKING NEWS: Diocese of Baton Rouge issues statement regarding state Supreme Court decision

    The Diocese of Baton Rouge is petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a Louisiana Supreme Court decision that could potentially allow a lower court to decide what constitutes the sacrament of reconciliation in the Catholic Church.

    The legal action is the latest in a case involving Father Jeffrey Bayhi, currently the pastor at St. John the Baptist in Zachary, and the sanctity of the seal of confession.

    In 2009 the parents of a minor daughter sued for damages suffered by them and their daughter as a result of alleged inappropriate kissing and touching of their child by a member

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    Carville mystery solved

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Elizabeth Schexnyder wrote in to inform readers that the Holy Agony Shrine in the rear of the Sacred Heart Chapel in Carville, featured in the Aug. 8 edition of The Catholic Commentator is the work of a patient, a skilled cement worker whose records

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    Pastor Installation

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Bishop Robert W. Muench, left, installs Father Matt Dupré as pastor of St. Patrick Church in Baton Rouge on Aug. 23. Father Dupr

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    Young immigrants finding hope and home in Baton Rouge

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    At the young age of 11, a time of innocence for most youth, “Carlos” was arrested by Honduran police because his father was suspected of a crime. The police jailed the young boy, tortured and beat him in a failed effort to find out where

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    BIENVENIDOS!

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Apostolate welcoming to Hispanic immigrants

    The Catholic Commentator

    Our Lady of the Thirty-Three (Uruguay), Our Lady of Divine Providence (Puerto Rico), Our Lady

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    Behind the Collar

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    …with Father Richard Andrus SVD, pastor, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Baton Rouge

    Q  Tell us about your dog, Zeus, how you made the transition to living in the south and

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    PIE IN THE EYE

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Michael Comeau, principal at Holy Family School in Port Allen, promised his staff and students if they were successful in a fund-raising effort on the first day of school, the winning team and

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    Cristo Rey school gaining support

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Uncertainty stained Raegan Porter’s summer following her sophomore year in high school.

    A family issue appeared to jeopardize continuing her

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    New life in an old church

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    The parishioners and pastor of St. Gabriel Church know they have a treasure, they’re just not sure what

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    TREASURES FROM THE DIOCESE

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Looking for a tranquil escape in a fast-paced world? A fountain and a cement carving of the Beatitudes in a serene courtyard at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Prairieville offers an idyllic hamlet for prayer

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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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