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WINE conference encourages women to be disciples

Posted August 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

By Debbie Shelley

The Catholic Commentator  

The national organization Women in the New Evangelization (WINE) branched forth into the Diocese of Baton Rouge with a sold-out first conference at Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant on July 27.  

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“WINE is about relationship and rooted in Scripture,” WINE founder Kelly Wahlquist of Plymouth, Minnesota told the 550 attendees.   

She said WINE’s mission is modeled after the Blessed Mother, Jesus’ first disciple. Wahlquist noted when the wine ran out at the wedding

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    Book details history of Hispanic Apostolate

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    A fixture in the community for more than 35 years, the Hispanic Apostolate has witnessed significant growth in the past few years because of the rising number of immigrants entering the Baton Rouge area.

    But even with the increase in activity,  the role of the agency has never changed from its humble beginnings at a lone desk in the parish office building at St. George Church in Baton Rouge. The apostolate continues to provide spiritual guidance, help immigrants resettle into their community, provide educational and financial resources

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    St. Philomena celebrates adoration anniversary

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator  

    Father Vincent Dufresne admitted to some trepidation when he was serving as pastor at St. Philomena church in Labadieville a decision was made to open a perpetuation adoration chapel. 

    The adoration chapel at St. Philomena Church in Labadieville was perpetual for 17 years. The chapel is now open from 4 a.m.–11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 4 a.m.–noon on Saturday. Photo by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator

     

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    MIRACLES CAN HAPPEN

    Teachers  energized  by faith 

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator  

    Early on the morning of Aug. 5, in some cases only hours before schools swung open their doors for the 2019-20 school year, more than 800 educators gathered at St. George Church in Baton Rouge for their own kick-off, the annual Catholic Educators Gathering.  

    Olivia Guitreau, a kindergartener

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    Libro sobre el Apostolado Hispano ‘obra de amor’

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Escrito por Richard Meek

    El Comentador Católico 

    El Apostolado Hispano ha sido parte de la comunidad durante más de 35 años y ha sido testigo de un crecimiento significativo en los últimos años debido al creciente número de inmigrantes que ingresan al área de Baton

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    Book details history of Hispanic Apostolate

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    A fixture in the community for more than 35 years, the Hispanic Apostolate has witnessed significant growth in the past few years because of the rising number of immigrants entering the Baton Rouge area.

    But even with the

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    Youth: Church must communicate

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    First in a series

    When asked what they would like to change if they were in charge of the Catholic Church, perhaps not surprisingly social media was on the minds of many post-millennial (up to 21 years old) Catholics.

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    PASTOR INSTALLATION

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Father Matt Dupre, left, was installed as pastor at Ascension of Our Lord Church and St. Francis of Assisi Church, both in Donaldsonville, by Bishop Michael G. Duca on Aug. 3. The

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    FATHER YI INSTALLATION

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

     

    Father Paul Yi greeted St. George in Baton Rouge staff and St. George School administration during his installation as pastor at St. George by Bishop Michael G. Duca on Aug. 11.  

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    Immaculate Conception Church renovation

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator 

    At 66 years old, Immaculate Conception Church in Baton Rouge is undergoing a facelift, but it’s more than just a cosmetic procedure. The church is going through a

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    Bible learning made fun

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    (In the Aug. 2 publication of The Catholic Commentator, a church holding a Vacation Bible School was misidentified. St. Paul the Apostle Church in Baton Rouge should have

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    Men’s conference scheduled Aug. 10 at Holy Rosary

    Posted August 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Reaching Jesus through Mary will be the theme of the 19th annual Men of the Cross Men’s Conference scheduled Aug. 10 at Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant.

    Holy Rosary pastor Father Joshua Johnson and St. Helena Church in

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    Carmelites celebrate special day

    Posted August 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator  

    On July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Ethalyn White of Port Allen, and Carmelite Proline of Baton Rouge, joined other members of their order

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    SERVING THE COMMUNITY

    Posted August 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Blue Mass celebrated 

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator  

    As blue skies made way for billowing clouds on July 21, men and women, many wearing law

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    Ministry helps weather life’s storms

    Posted August 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    From Merlyna Valentine’s outward appearance and lively personality one may think she sails smoothly through life. But her sunny outlook and sharp wit belies the fact that the quadruple

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    Bible learning made fun

    Posted August 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator  

    Outside of the school gym at St. Alphonsus of Liguori Church in Greenwell Springs, the sound

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    Inexhaustible treasure

    Posted August 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The Mass readings for the 18th and 19th Sundays in Ordinary Time invite us to examine what we treasure most in life and if this steers us toward eternity. The Old Testament Scripture readings from Wisdom, together

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    God’s Work

    Posted July 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator 

    “We are made for greatness” was the mantra of youth who worked, played, prayed and evangelized in the Inspirational Service

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    OLOL links saintly legacies

    Posted July 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator

    In a twist of faith, divine inspiration and a bit of business acumen, the legacies of two famous Catholic friends,

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    THIRSTY NO MORE

    Posted July 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Superior general  drawn to St. Teresa 

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator  

    Sister Mary Prema MC, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, continued

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    Lawmakers adopt ‘strong’ pro-life legislation

    Posted July 5, 2019 at 10:02 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Although disappointed by the failure to abolish capital punishment, the recently completed session of the Louisiana Legislature was buoyed by “strong pieces of pro-life legislation,” according to  Danielle Van Haute, respect life coordinator for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

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    WINE conference set July 27

    Posted July 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    Women in the New Evangelization (WINE) are working with women and women’s organizations across the country to bring “feminine genius” to churches and communities. They will host their inaugural conference Saturday, July 27 at Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant.

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