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40 Days founder praises state’s pro-life stance

Posted September 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

By Debbie Shelley

The Catholic Commentator 

Prayer is not a passive activity but an urgently needed action that can change the hearts and minds of women contemplating ending the life of their child through abortion, according to Shawn Carney, founder and CEO of 40 Days for Life.  

Shawn Carney, center, founder and CEO of 40 Days for Life, met with leaders of local Catholic churches and pro-life ministries at Roux 61 on Aug. 29. Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator 

 

Carney, a native of Tyler, Texas, met leaders in various Catholic and pro-life ministries at a luncheon at Roux 61 in Baton Rouge on Aug. 29.  

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    Conference fortifies catechists on faith journey

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator

    Jerry Williams, a parishioner of St. Benedict the Moor Church in Napoleonville, will never forget the first time she was called upon to teach the word of God. She was in sixth grade at St. Benedict the Moor School when the principal asked Williams and her fellow students to work with the students in first grade.  

    David Dawson Jr. speaks to catechists at the annual Convocation

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    CCDBR on call for disaster relief

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator  

    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is heralded for assisting thousands of needy families throughout the diocese with its myriad of social service programs but the agency is also gaining a national reputation for its expertise in disaster relief operations.  

    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge disaster relief specialists C.J. Roy, left, and Lisa Lee,

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    Seminarians get peek into future

    Posted September 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Spending six weeks along the soothing waters of  the False River in New Roads was more of a homecoming than a summer assignment for seminarian Tres Turner.

    New Roads will always have a special place reserved in Turner’s

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    CCDBR on call for disaster relief

    Posted September 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator  

    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is heralded for assisting thousands of needy families throughout the

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    SCOUTS HONORED

    Posted September 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Bonny Van 

    The Catholic Commentator 

    With a color guard proving a dramatic entrance at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Baton Rouge, hundreds of scouts and scout

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    Bishop DUCA’s Fall Confirmation Schedule

    Posted August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Saturday, Sept. 7 | 4:30 p.m.

    St. Catherine of Siena, Donaldsonville

    Sunday, Oct. 13 | 8:00 a.m.

    St. Benedict the Moor, Napoleonville, &
    St. Augustine, Klotzville,  Napoleonville

    Monday, Oct. 21 | 7:00 p.m.

    Holy Ghost, Hammond

    Thursday, Oct. 24

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    Messages of hope from church encourage young adults

    Posted August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    (Second in a series)

    For the Catholic Church, learning to communicate with millennials can be as frustrating as learning a new language.

    But young Catholics assured church leaders that consistent effort and honest, timeless messages of hope, acceptance and support

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    Giffin answers the call to ministry

    Posted August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator  

    Connecting young Catholics with their faith, their peers and the wider community through intentional prayer, accountability and support will be the

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    The Governance of Power

    Posted August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The Governance of Power for Kathleen Blanco

    December 15, 1942 – August 18, 2019

    Power is a woman who looks directly into the camera,  

    says a defining moment in

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    MASS GATHERING

    Posted August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Principals from Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Baton Rouge attend Mass on the Feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15, in the St. Joseph Chapel at the Catholic Life Center in Baton Rouge. Bishop Michael G.

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    SAINTLY PATH

    Posted August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    African American candidates celebrated 

    By Richard Meek  

    The Catholic Commentator

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    SCHOOL DONATIONS

    Posted August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    St. Peter Claver Council/Court 116 members are shown presenting back-to-school donations. From left are, David Perkins, Jessica Olive, Deputy Grand Knight Lawrence R. Williams Sr. , Wilfred Johnson, Executive Secretary Santell Johnson, Darrell Dupuy, Janice

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    Libro sobre el Apostolado Hispano ‘obra de amor’

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Escrito por Richard Meek

    El Comentador Católico 

    El Apostolado Hispano ha sido parte de la comunidad durante más de 35 años y ha sido testigo de un crecimiento significativo en los últimos años debido al creciente número de inmigrantes que ingresan al área de Baton

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    Book details history of Hispanic Apostolate

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    A fixture in the community for more than 35 years, the Hispanic Apostolate has witnessed significant growth in the past few years because of the rising number of immigrants entering the Baton Rouge area.

    But even with the

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    Youth: Church must communicate

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    First in a series

    When asked what they would like to change if they were in charge of the Catholic Church, perhaps not surprisingly social media was on the minds of many post-millennial (up to 21 years old) Catholics.

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    PASTOR INSTALLATION

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Father Matt Dupre, left, was installed as pastor at Ascension of Our Lord Church and St. Francis of Assisi Church, both in Donaldsonville, by Bishop Michael G. Duca on Aug. 3. The

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    FATHER YI INSTALLATION

    Posted August 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

     

    Father Paul Yi greeted St. George in Baton Rouge staff and St. George School administration during his installation as pastor at St. George by Bishop Michael G. Duca on Aug. 11.  

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