Diocese to host black Catholic conference

Posted January 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

By Barbara Chenevert 

The Catholic Commentator

The Diocesan Office of Black Catholics is sponsoring a St. Martin De Porres Catholic conference in May to allow everyone to experience the healing power of God during a time when there is so much division in the country, Father Josh Johnson said.

“We have all had pain and suffering. We have all experienced division with God and our neighbor,” said Father Johnson, who is parochial vicar at Christ the King Church and Student Center at LSU. The hope of the conference is to bring as many people from the Baton Rouge area together as possible to experience the healing of Christ.”

Everyone is invited – black, white, Asian, Hispanic, he said. “My prayer is that a lot of people come to see that black Catholics have something to offer the church.

“As a bi-racial man, who has experienced the hurt of black people and the hurt of whites,

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    The Catholic Commentator

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    The 22nd annual Respect Life Rally on Jan. 11 at the Bishop Tracy Center attracted nearly 100 supporters, including state director for Black Advocates for Life Dr. Kathy Allen, left, and her family. Photos by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator

     

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    Statement of Bishop Robert W. Muench

    On the Remembrance of Fr. Than Vu
    Father Than Vu was a priest who believed in God, in the church and in eternal life. He had extraordinary personal, pastoral, spiritual and administrative talents.

    Fr. Than served in a variety of parishes in our diocese (Parochial Vicar: St. Jean Vianney, Baton Rouge (Summer 1984), Immaculate Conception, Denham Springs (1985-1987), St. Theresa of Avila, Gonzales (1987-1989), Christ the King (1989-1993); Pastor: St. Patrick, Baton Rouge (1993-2000), Christ the King (2000-2011), St. Aloysius, Baton

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    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

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    Father Than Vu was a beloved pastor at St. Aloysius School, as he

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    Father Vu fondly remembered

    By Barbara Chevenert

    The Catholic Commentator

    Friends, family and colleagues remembered Father Than Vu as a gentle voice and a powerful intelligent who served God and his church with dedication, humility and a deep spirituality.

    Bishop Robert Muench called Father Vu “a priest who believed in God, in the church Jesus founded and in eternal life. He had extraordinary personal and spiritual talents. Even people who only had a casual acquaintance with him experienced something special about him.

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    Father Than Vu dies

    Father Than Ngoc Vu, vicar general of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, who was widely loved for his inspiring homilies, a keen sense of humor and a deep spirituality, died at 2:04 a.m. Jan. 28 at the age of 56.

    Father Vu, who also served as pastor of St. Aloysius Church in Baton Rouge, had been battling cancer.  He died surrounded by family and friends at a private residence.

     

    A vigil service will be held at Christ the King Church, corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive in Baton Rouge at 7:30

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    Posted January 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

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    Posted January 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

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    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

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    Diocese to host black Catholic conference

    Posted January 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    The Diocesan Office of Black Catholics is sponsoring a St. Martin De Porres Catholic conference in May to allow everyone to experience the healing power of

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    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

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    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

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    The Catholic Commentator

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