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School leaders eye the future at summit

Posted July 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

By Rachele Smith 

The Catholic Commentator 

With an eye toward the future, administrative teams from diocesan Catholic schools gathered June 8-11 to discuss strategies for future development and improvement. The 2015 Summer Leadership Summit held at the Catholic Life Center featured a “lab” that encouraged school leaders to reach their highest potential by thinking like business entrepreneurs. 

Diocesan Catholic school leaders complete their “assignments” during the 2015 Summer Leadership Summit. Using a business mindset, school leaders look for ways to collaborate while focusing on the future of Catholic schools. Photo by Rachele Smith | The Catholic Commentator

 

“I admired the energy and enthusiasm I saw. They (school leaders) were thoroughly committed to Catholic schools,” said Scott Barron, chief reinvention officer with School Growth and facilitator

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    Seeds of vocation planted early Father Hill

    By Debbie Shelley 

    The Catholic Commentator 

    About 50 years ago, Msgr. Patrick Gillespie, then pastor of St. Agnes Church in Baton Rouge and vicar general of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, asked newly ordained priest, Father Clifton Hill CSSp, to write a column about his first 50 days as a priest for The Catholic Commentator. 

    Father Clifton Hill

     

    His comments expressed the joy, enthusiasm and passion still present in the priest who celebrated his jubilee Mass at his home parish of St. Agnes on June 7, the feast of Corpus

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    Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

    WASHINGTON (CNS) In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.

    “The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy for the 5-4 majority. “This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation.”

    In a second part of the ruling, the court affirmed that every state must recognize marriages performed in other states, a question that will become moot as the

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    Bishop Muench’s statement regarding Supreme Court’s decision on Marriage

    Today’s United States Supreme Court’s decision regarding Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling against the scripture-based and time-honored definition of marriage, is a cause for both sadness and concern. By natural law, the Bible, historical tradition and common usage, the term “marriage” has referred to a union of one man and one woman. As Archbishop Kurtz, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, stated today: “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.”

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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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    Bishop Muench announces appointments

    Posted June 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Bishop Robert W. Muench has appointed Father Trey Nelson administrator of St. Louis King of France Church in Baton Rouge.

    Father Nelson will retain his duties as pastor at St. Jude Church in Baton Rouge as well

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    OLOL offering meal program

    Posted June 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is now providing meals through a summer USDA program.

    Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital announced its participation in the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for kids. The

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    GOD’S PLAN

    Posted June 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Robert W. Muench celebrates 25 years as bishop

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    The morning of May 1, 1990,

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    A call to care for Earth

    Posted June 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    The obligations of individuals to care for creation is as critical as that of caring for each other, noted local and national officials of Catholic Charities commenting

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    Father Charles Landry

    Posted March 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    …with FATHER CHARLES R. LANDRY, pastor of St. Gabriel Church, St. Gabriel

    Q  You played ice hockey in high school and seminary. Did it get rough on the ice?

    A  In my seminary days, which were spent

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    Bishop urges prayer for peace

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Calling peace a “precious gift,” Bishop Robert W. Muench has joined bishops throughout the United States in calling on Catholics to pray for peace and persecuted

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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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