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Starlight shines bright

Posted January 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

The universe is vast, precise and infinite. The more we seek to find the endpoint, the more we realize the magnitude of space and time is something to behold. We know who created the universe. As Catholic Christians, we begin the Creed with these words, “I believe in one God, the father almighty, maker of heaven and earth … ” Thus, it makes sense to look to the sky as a compass for travel and time. Therefore, we begin the new calendar year (the Gregorian calendar year, based on solar and lunar measurements) with a star and the opening of heaven. The Sunday Mass readings during the next two weeks illuminate the mysteries of Jesus’ infancy in the Epiphany of our Lord and the beginning of Jesus’ public life, his baptism.  

Mystery

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    Continuing Formation Days upcoming

    Dear People of God of the Diocese of Baton Rouge,

    The upcoming annual Continuing Formation days for our priests are Jan. 14-17. These days represent an important occasion for our priests’ renewal and growth in intellectual and spiritual formation, emotional maturity and physical well-being. Since these days are offered once a year and is a commitment by the diocese for their on-going formation, participation by our active priests is mandatory. 

    With the guidance of the Diocesan

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    OFF TO THE MARCH

    Youth from the Diocese of Baton Rouge check in before loading the buses at the Catholic Life Center January 14 to go to March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 18. This year nine buses and 457 pilgrims from over 20 churches and schools traveled to the march. Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator

     

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    Noted actor sees God’s hand in latest role

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator  

    Moments before taking the stage, a familiar feeling of nervousness that often morphed into anxiety engulfed Jim Coleman.  

    Jim Coleman captured Father August Tolton’s love for the Eucharist on his journey to becoming the first African-American priest in America during the production, “Tolton: From Slave to Priest.” Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator 

     

    He immediately dialed in his

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    YEAR OF CHANGE

    Posted January 4, 2019 at 12:00 am


    Bishop Duca  installed as new shepherd 
    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator 

    The past

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    Cathedral music director dies

    Posted January 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Robbie Giroir, 60, longtime musical director at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge, died Dec. 23 after fighting an acute illness.  

    Giroir served for more than 30 years as the musical

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    Continuing Formation Days upcoming

    Posted January 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Dear People of God of the Diocese of Baton Rouge,

    The upcoming annual Continuing Formation days for our priests are Jan. 14-17. These days represent an important occasion for our priests’

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    SITTING IN SANTA’S LAP

    Posted January 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Josiah Franklin, 7 months, sits in Bishop Michael G. Duca’s lap before the bishop gives him a gift at the bishop’s distribution of gifts to children of families in need at the St. Vincent de Paul Society

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    LIGHTING THE WAY

    Posted January 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

     

     

     

    St. Joseph’s Academy/Catholic High School | Baton Rouge 

    Catholic Elementary of Pointe Coupee | New Roads 

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    Family Christmas centered on faith

    Posted December 21, 2018 at 1:00 am

    BISHOP DUCA’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
    Every year as Christmas draws near, I call to mind good memories of family celebrations, Christmas feasts, the gathering of relatives, the lighting of the final candle of our family Advent wreath and midnight Mass.  I am sure that many of

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    #iGiveCatholic campaign tops $100,000

    Posted December 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    As the fledgling #iGiveCatholic campaign neared, Tammy Abshire, stewardship director for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, expressed optimism that the third year would show continued growth.

    But not even Abshire could have predicted such success.

    During the 24 hours of the

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    Continuing Formation Days upcoming

    Posted December 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

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    The upcoming annual Continuing Formation days for our priests are Jan. 14-17. These days represent an important occasion for

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    Father Johnson, Father Alello honored

    Posted December 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator 

    Residents in Ascension Civil Parish have praised Holy Rosary Church’s ability not only to overcome adversity, but to extend its arms and welcome, serve and evangelize by voting

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    Faith Fund offers a way out of payday loan debt

    Posted December 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Consumers shackled by the traditional high interest rates of payday loans now have an avenue to establishing financial stability.

    Catholic Charities of the Diocese Baton Rouge, with the assistance of several partners, recently launched Faith Fund, an innovative program

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    Sister Mildred dies

    Posted December 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Sister Mildred Guillot (formerly Sister Francis of Assisi) CSJ died at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on Nov. 22 at age 92. 

    She was born in Natchitoches on October

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    GIVING AND RECEIVING LOVE

    Posted December 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator 

    In the days leading up to Thanksgiving Day, Denise Terrance of Baton Rouge was coordinating the finishing touches for a typical holiday feast with turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet

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    Ascension sets up satellite school

    Posted December 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator 

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings at 8:30 a.m., students ranging in grades from pre-K to 12, arrive at St. Anne Church in Sorrento

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    CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

    Posted December 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    A sure sign the Christmas season is upon us is when Father Jason Palermo, pastor at St. Joseph Church in French Settlement and St. Stephen the Martyr in

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    HOLIDAY SCRIBE

    Posted December 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Fr. Uter personalizes Christmas messages

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator 

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    #iGiveCatholic scheduled Nov. 27

    Posted November 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Entering its third year, #iGiveCatholic has proven to be a financial boon in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, raising nearly a combined $100,000.

    A year ago, diocesan agencies raised $49,675, compared to $47,500 in 2016, the diocese’s first

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    St. Vincent to serve Thanksgiving meals

    Posted November 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Holiday Helpers are partnering for a second consecutive year to host the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge. 

    A year ago, St. Vincent de Paul

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