Flood impact evaluated

Posted September 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

By Richard Meek 

The Catholic Commentator 

Although several church parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge took on water during the recent flooding, chief financial officer Joe Ingraham said the financial impact might be a little better than originally feared. 

Also on the bright side, because of the creativity by all parties involved, Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School will have a site to build a new school. 

Ingraham said St. Alphonsus Church in Greenwell Springs, Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant, St. Jean Vianney Church in Baton Rouge and Immaculate Conception Church in Denham Springs all took on water. Ingraham said St. Jean, which was perhaps the most severely damaged parish, did not have flood insurance because it was not located in a flood zone and was not required to carry the insurance. 

Fortunately, he added “it looks like we will be able

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    BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis announces coadjutor bishop in Alexandria

    Pope Francis has appointed Bishop David P. Talley, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, to serve as coadjutor bishop to Bishop Ronald P. Herzog in the Diocese of Alexandria.

    The announcement was made Sept. 21 by Bishop Herzog at the St. Joseph Catholic Center in Alexandria.

    “I’m happy, I’m excited to be here in the Diocese of Alexandria,” Bishop Talley said during a with the priests of the diocese. “I pray that I

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    Diocese of Baton Rouge Disaster Assistance Fund

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Diocese of Baton Rouge community during these difficult times. The historic flooding that has taken place has impacted nearly every corner of our diocese, and our parishes and schools are struggling to recover in an effort to provide for the spiritual and educational needs of their parishioners and students.

    In order to support these efforts, the Diocese of Baton Rouge has established a special account, “Diocese of Baton Rouge Disaster Assistance Fund.” Monetary donations are critically needed at this time.

    To

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    RECOVERY BEGINS

    Posted September 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

     

     

     

    The Father Vander Heyden Knights of Columbus Council 4874 in Ponchatoula delivered hot lunches to areas east and west of Ponchatoula, which were hit hard. Nearly 50 volunteers, including Knights and members of the

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    Posted September 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Amish community aids flood victims

    The Catholic Commentator

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    CELEBRATING ST. TERESA

    Posted September 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sept. 4 for the canonization Mass of St. Teresa of Calcutta celebrated by Pope Francis.

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    Flood impact evaluated

    Posted September 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Although several church parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge took on water during the recent flooding, chief financial officer Joe Ingraham said the financial impact

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    Building clears big hurdle

    Posted September 14, 2016 at 4:17 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    A proposed archives building to house valuable religious and civil records from throughout the Diocese of Baton Rouge took a major step forward Sept. 12 when

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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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