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Pastoral agents trained in evangelizing Hispanic community at meeting

Posted December 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

The Catholic Commentator 

History was made when nearly 40 people from throughout the state of Louisiana gathered at the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Retreat Center for the V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry. 

Father Rafael Capo SchP, director of the Southeast Institute of Hispanic Pastoral in Miami, works with those involved with Hispanic ministry during the meeting of V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry recently held in Baton Rouge. Father Capo and Olga Villar, director of the V Region of SEPI and the executive director of Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama, conducted the meeting. Photo by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator

The meeting, held in Baton Rouge for the first time, was a training session of

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    OLOL Hospital earns prestigious honor

    Posted November 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Our Lady of the Lake Hospital has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by U. S. News and World Report in its 2016-17 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

    Ben Harder, chief of analysis at U.S.

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    WARRIORS FIGHTING HUNGER

    Posted November 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Students at St. Michael High School in Baton Rouge stroll down Hundred Oaks Avenue during the Baton Rouge Community Hunger Walk Nov. 6. The event, which started at the Catholic Life Center and went to Catholic

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    PROMOTING RACIAL HARMONY

    Posted November 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    The Diocesan Racial Harmony Commission met Nov. 12 at the Catholic Life Center for a workshop on Racial Sobriety. Father Clarence E. Williams Jr. CPPS, PhD, is founder of the popular program that

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    NAME CHANGE

    Posted November 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Bethany Robicheaux, standing, director of the Special Education Program for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, announces a new name for the program at its first annual prayer breakfast on Nov. 18. Robicheaux explained the

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    BLUE RIBBON HONORS

    Posted November 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Four Baton Rouge schools, three from the Diocese of Baton Rouge, were selected National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016: St. Joseph’s Academy, St. George School, St. Thomas More School and Madison Preparatory Academy. Representatives

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    Program brings joy to the elderly

    Posted November 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    It’s easy to like Cleo Milton.

    A self-described “hugger,” the 57-year-old radiates kindness, offering an affable smile

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    CLOSING OF THE HOLY DOOR

    Posted November 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Father Paul Counce closes the Holy Door at St. Joseph Cathedral following Mass on Nov. 13. The Holy Door had been opened Dec. 8, marking the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Looking

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    CHAOS IN HAITI

    Posted November 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    “I still have it in my heart,” said Sister Martha Ann Abshire FMOL of her love of

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