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Terrorist attacks create politcal havoc, threats in Louisiana

Posted November 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

By Richard Meek 

The Catholic Commentator 

Repercussions from the terrorist attacks in Paris have helped redefine the landscape of Louisiana politics, especially with Gov. Bobby Jindal grabbing national headlines and gubernatorial candidates using those attacks as fodder in their final pleas to the public before the Nov. 21 election. 

Syrian refugees wait on the Syrian side of the border near Sanliurfa, Turkey, June 10. Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, says the United States should welcome Syrian refugees and work for peace. Photo provided by CNS


Closer to home, the attacks became even more personal as Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge received a threatening phone call that caught the attention of Louisiana State Police and Homeland Security.

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    Posted November 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Bishop Robert W. Muench installs Father Chuong Cao CSsR as pastor at St. Gerard Majella Church in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Nov. 21. Bishop Muench said the Rite of Installation connects the people of the parish

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    Posted November 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

    St. Mark Church, Gonzales, held its annual fall festival on Nov. 8. The day featured games, rides, a costume contest, trunk or treating, live music and food. One of the favorite activities for the families was

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    Tasman urges educators to ‘grow the kingdom’

    Posted September 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator 

    “Grow the kingdom of God here on Earth.” 

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    That’s what Robert Tasman, executive director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, encouraged educators to do this year in the

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