Survey recommends streamlining of annulments

Posted April 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

By Richard Meek 

The Catholic Commentator 

Streamlining the annulment process and addressing the complexities of remarried and divorced couples and individuals receiving the sacraments appear to be the most challenging issues Catholics face, according to a recent survey in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. 

The survey was published in The Catholic Commentator as well as on two websites, Additionally, more than 60 church parish representatives participated in a diocesan Consultation Day, according to Daryl Ducote, director of the Marriage and Family Life department. 

“I was a little surprised at the interest and the struggle that most of the people had with dealing with the issue of divorced and remarried Catholics returning to the sacraments,” Ducote said “I think it taps something in people on a very human level that most people either have a family member who has experienced divorce or they know someone that they

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    BREAKING NEWS

    Redemptorist memorabilia to be available online
    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Redemptorist alumni and supporters will soon have an opportunity to own a piece of Wolfpack history.

    Michael Miller, assistant superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, helps load Redemptorist High School memorabilia into the cars of Catholic High School of Pointe Coupée Rene Greene, and Becky Wild, a science teacher at Ascension Catholic Diocesan Regional High

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    Father Alello finds a purpose in his marathon running

    By Richard Meek 

    The Catholic Commentator 

    Summer’s early visit greeted Father Michael Alello as he prepared for a long run traversing the city of Baton Rouge, which would include a quick water stop at St. Joseph Cathedral. 

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    He slipped on his headphones to listen to his favorite music to help him run, ranging from Earth Wind and Fire to Tower of Power to 1980s rock. 

    “Anything that gets me moving,” he said. 

    After running in the comfort of winter, Father Alello was unprepared for

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    Change in time for tri-parish revival

    There has been a change in the time for the tri-parish Lenten revival March 16-18, hosted by St. Paul the Apostle, St. Francis Xavier and Immaculate Conception Churches in Baton Rouge.

    The revival will begin with praise and worship at 6 p.m., and the revival will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    The location of the event will be: Monday, March 16, St. Paul; Tuesday, March 17, St. Francis Xavier; and Wednesday, March 18, Immaculate Conception.

    Father Anthony

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    TREASURES FROM THE DIOCESE

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Cradled among the towering pines of Tangipahoa Parish is the serenity of a small but beautiful perpetual adoration chapel in Husser. The chapel, which was built largely through donations of parishioners, non-parishioners and even non-Catholics, sits

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    Task force to begin parish visits

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Recommendations regarding the future of the Diocese of Baton Rouge may be on Bishop Robert W. Muench’s desk as soon as December, according to Father Trey

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    Father Paul Gros

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    …with Father Paul Gros, pastor of St. Anne Church, Napoleonville and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Plattenville

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    Bishop Muench announces appointments

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Bishop Robert W. Muench announced vicar general Father Thomas Ranzino VG as ex-officio member of the Clergy Personnel Board and the Presbyteral Council.

    Chancellor Father Paul Yi has been appointed as a member of the Presbyteral Council, College

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    Survey recommends streamlining of annulments

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Streamlining the annulment process and addressing the complexities of remarried and divorced couples and individuals receiving the sacraments appear to be the most challenging issues Catholics

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    OLOL, St. Elizabeth honored

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales have each been named Hospital of the Year in the large and small hospital categories, respectively, by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and the Louisiana Nurses Foundation. 

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    EASTER BLESSING

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Bishop Robert W. Muench spent some of his Easter visiting with the homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Dining Room, who were enjoying a holiday meal.

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    CROSSING PATHS

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Good Friday march marks 10th anniversary
    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

    Something was missing.

    A Passionate Walk with Jesus, the annual Good Friday walk from Immaculate Conception in Lakeland to St. Mary’s grotto in New Roads celebrated

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    Father Charles Landry

    Posted March 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    …with FATHER CHARLES R. LANDRY, pastor of St. Gabriel Church, St. Gabriel

    Q  You played ice hockey in high school and seminary. Did it get rough on the ice?

    A  In my seminary days, which were spent

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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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    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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