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VACATIONING WITH JESUS

Posted July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

Students spend summer learning about God
By Debbie Shelley

The Catholic Commentator

“Mrs. Landry, I had a God sighting today,” a young girl told Michelle Landry, coordinator of the Vacation Bible School at St. Jean Vianney Church in Baton Rouge this past winter.

One of the recreational activities of St. Jean Vianney’s VBS was a relay in which children, with the help of youth volunteers, raced to the finish line with a blanket which contained another child inside it. As the children enjoyed themselves, they learned key biblical lessons. Photos by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator

 

Landry was touched as the girl shared her good news that she took to heart the lessons she learned months before at VBS about seeing God in everyone and everything. Landry said this demonstrates the impact one week of serious Bible fun has

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    Spiritual energy level high at DYB retreat

    By Debbie Shelley 

    The Catholic Commentator 

    “It’s all amazing the people here … that’s all I can say,” said Joshua Callegan about the creative flow of energy and relationship building between members of the Diocesan Youth Board at their retreat July 10-12. 

    Members of the Diocesan Youth Board laugh while answering questions about themselves as part of an icebreaker during the DYB retreat. Photos by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator

     

    As the young leaders heard catechetical and

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    Supreme Court decision on marriage “a tragic error” says president Of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

    WASHINGTON-The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

    The full statement follows:

    Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable. Just as Roe v. Wade did not settle the question of abortion over

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    VACATIONING WITH JESUS

    Posted July 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Students spend summer learning about God

    The Catholic Commentator

    “Mrs. Landry, I had a God sighting today,” a young girl told Michelle Landry, coordinator of the Vacation Bible School at

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    RENEWING VOWS

    Posted July 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sister Elizabeth Navya CMC and Sister Vandana Thomas CMC renewed their vows July 16 on the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel during a Mass at the convent chapel at St. Elizabeth Church in

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    Video draws strong reactions

    Posted July 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    The director of the Office of Family Life and Marriage for the Diocese of Baton Rouge called a controversial video that included a Planned

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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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    BIRD’S EYE VIEW

    Posted July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Deacon uses skill to spread joy

    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

    What can you do in 10-15 minutes?

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