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Bishop announces appointments

Posted April 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

By Richard Meek

The Catholic Commentator

Bishop Robert W. Muench has appointed vocations director Father Andrew J. Merrick as pastor of Christ the King Church in Baton Rouge and accepted the retirement letter of St. Thomas More pastor Father Tom Duhé. Both are effective July 1.

Father Andrew Merrick

Ordained May 31, 2008 by Bishop Muench at St. Joseph Cathedral, Father Merrick has served as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Denham Springs, Christ the King and St. Thomas More Church in Baton Rouge. He has served as administrator and pastor at St. Elizabeth Church in Paincourtville and St. Jules Church in Belle Rose.

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    24 Hours for the Lord ‘like heaven for a brief period of time’

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    “Oh Lord, let my prayer rise like incense before you,” rang the notes of an arrangement of Psalm 141 with angelic, harp-like grace during the first evening prayer session of 24 Hours for the Lord at St. Aloysius Church in Baton Rouge on March 31.

    Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament during 24 Hours for the Lord at

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    Daring to ‘dream’

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    The St. Vincent de Paul Society on Convention Street is a beehive of activity of vehicle and

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    Palm Sunday

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Deacon Mike Agnello leads the Palm Sunday procession at St. Joseph Church in Ponchatoula on April 9. Pastor Father Paul McDuffie is shown behind Deacon Agnello. Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week.

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    Confession – examination of conscience

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Final part of a two-part series

    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

    “Examination of conscience.” It’s a phrase that is typically associated with confession or the sacrament of reconciliation. But what exactly is an examination of conscience, and why is

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    Fear becomes blessing

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    “Frankly I was scared to death,” said Barbara Helm about the panic she experienced regarding the value-eroding messages

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    PATHWAY TO THE PASSION

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Baton Rouge artist brings faith to MBS school through her sculptures

    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

    It started as

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    Bishop announces appointments

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    By Ricard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Bishop Robert W. Muench has appointed vocations director Father Andrew J. Merrick as pastor of Christ the King Church

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