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International adoptions bring joy to Baton Rouge family

Posted August 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

By Rachele Smith 

The Catholic Commentator 

Every year on March 17, something special happens in the home of one Baton Rouge family. No, they’re not decorating shamrocks or thinking about the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Instead, they are looking over photos of Korea and participating in a different type of celebration. 

The Romanach family, from left, Kyla, Matthew, Grace and Carlos, enjoys spending time together. Photo by Rachele Smith | The Catholic Commentator

 

See, March 17 isn’t just the feast day of St. Patrick in the Romanach home. It’s also the anniversary of their 11-year-old son’s “Gotcha Day,” and a day to remember how one precious baby can add a whole new meaning to the phrase “lucky

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    OLOL College planning major expansion

    By Richard Meek 

    The Catholic Commentator 

    Plans for a massive expansion of Our Lady of the Lake College, including a potential relocation of a new campus, are being finalized with groundbreaking possibly occurring in the next two years, according to Ken DeDominicis, vice-president of institutional advancement. 

    Our Lady of the Lake College President Dr. Tina Holland, left, and former vice-president of institutional advancement Ken DeDominicis discuss expansion plans for OLOL. Those ambitious plans include the potential building of a new campus away

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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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    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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    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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    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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