Notre Dame Hospice expands into Baton Rouge area

Posted March 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

The Catholic Commentator

A familiar name in the health care industry in the New Orleans area has expanded its hospice services into the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Notre Dame Hospice, which is a ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and already has hospice facilities in New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi, recently bought what was St. Michael Hospice in Prairieville. Notre Dame gained control of St. Michael on Feb. 1 and has nearly doubled its staff, and hopes to ultimately employ a staff of 40 health care professionals, according to chief executive officer Wayne Plaisance.

He said the agency has hired three health care professionals since assuming control of St. Michael, bringing its

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    Cristo Rey plans on schedule to open in 2016

    The Catholic Commentator

    Plans to open a Cristo Rey school in Baton Rouge in 2016 appear to be on schedule, according to organizers.

    Dr. Jim Llorens, who is president of the yet unnamed school, said the support for the innovative Catholic educational model has received tremendous support among the business community as well as local residents.

    “I’m frankly excited,” said Llorens, who has

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    BREAKING NEWS

    New vicar general, chancellor named
    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Humility and honor were the emotions expressed by Father Tom Ranzino and Father Paul Yi as they assumed their new leadership positions in the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

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    Bishop Robert W. Muench on March 22 announced the appointment of Father Ranzino as vicar general and Father Yi as chancellor effective March 23. Father

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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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    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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    FAMILY TRADITION

    Posted March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    St. Joseph Altar brings peace to woman

    The Catholic Commentator

    Smiling and laughing alongside her family as they prepared the final treats for their St. Joseph Altar,

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    HOLY FAMILY COMES HOME

    Posted March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    A wooden polychrome statue of the Holy Family was recently returned from the Catholic Life Center to St. Joseph Cathedral. In 1966, then-pastor Monsignor

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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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