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Franciscan Experience helps youth serve the needy

Posted August 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

The Catholic Commentator  

Summer vacation?  

Students participating in the Franciscan Experience cleaned the bathrooms at St.  Vincent de Paul Society’s men’s and women’s homeless shelters at St. Vincent de Paul Society. Photo provided by David Whidden | Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 

 

For many high school students that perhaps entails a week at the beach, working on a bronze tan to display proudly on the first day of school.  

For one group of rising juniors and seniors, however, summer vacation took on a different twist, interacting with homeless men and women, breaking bread with them,

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    St. Paul celebrates rebirth of life after flood

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    One year after the flood destroyed their home and disrupted their lives, Dana and Carlos Sam and their three sons, Ethan, 18, Isaiah, 15, and, Aiden, 7, have a new perspective on what’s really important.  

    Father Rick Andrus SVD and parishioners gather in the prayer garden of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Baton Rouge to release 112 butterflies on the

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    Bishop Robert W. Muench’s Statement on the Charlottesville Incidents

    I join my brother bishops throughout the United States and our Diocesan Commission on Racial Harmony in condemning the shameful display of racism that took place last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    I embrace the words of the Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Frank Dewane, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development: 

    “We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazism. At the same time, we stand with our

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    Immigrants face challenges

    Posted August 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    (The person in the story has asked that her identity not be revealed, and thus will be referred

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    Catholic photographer honored by LSU

    Posted August 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

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    While preparing for a fiddle lesson at a camp in Seattle, Marie Constantin answered a call that would have her taking a different type of bow.

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    Back to School

    Posted August 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator 

    Five days before the start of the school year, Paula Fabre, principal of St.

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    VIETNAMESE TRADITION

    Posted August 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

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    When Brother Peter Hieu Nguyen boarded a chartered bus in Baton Rouge for Carthage, Missouri, he was taking the first

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