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Validation of children helps ease their anxiety

Posted May 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

By Debbie Shelley 

The Catholic Commentator 

Mom and Dad wake up from a sound sleep when their child who has had a nightmare taps one of them on the arm. With a sigh, they throw back the covers and let the child climb into bed. 

Helping children to get to the truth of a matter can help them overcome anxiety. File photo

 

Mom opens the door to her car to let her child out at school and he clings to her leg, saying, “I don’t feel good.” Verifying he doesn’t have fever, her eyes roll as she takes him home anyway, determined to talk to the teacher and take care of who or what is bothering her child. 

Parents may think they are protecting their children

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    EYEING THE FUTURE

    Seminarians spend their last days packing memories, preparing for futures as priests
    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator 

    Laughter filled the room as three college buddies huddled in the small enclave of a dormitory room, reliving days that at times seemed to drag, yet passed too quickly.

     

    Deacon Matthew Graham reflects on his years at Notre Dame Seminary as he views the New Orleans skyline from a balcony at the seminary. Deacon Graham’s room featured a balcony that often provided a gathering spot for fellow seminarians. 

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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. 

    Father Michael Alello

     

    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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    PAID IN FULL

    Posted May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

    St. Joseph Church celebrates mortgage burning with a party

    The Catholic Commentator

    Illuminated by the brilliance of a full moon and a chorus of

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    RHS baseball field for sale

    Posted May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    The Diocese of Baton Rouge has enlisted the use of a local real estate agency to assist in selling the property where the Redemptorist

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    FRESH START

    Posted May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Joseph Homes to open new building
    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Freedom.

    Hope.

    Joseph Homes will soon be opening an 8-unit apartment building, adjacent to the current facility,

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    Series sparking a call to action

    Posted May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    Louisiana would never suffer a power outage in the wake of a storm again if it harnessed the energy of the many people who have

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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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