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Homily given by Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes at the Golden Jubilee of the Diocese of Baton Rouge: Nov. 6, 2011

Posted December 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

It is good to return to Tiger town! To the town of the number one Tigers!

What a joyous moment for the Church in Baton Rouge! I consider it a great privilege, Bishop Muench, to be invited to preach at the Eucharist marking the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the diocese of Baton Rouge. Ijoin with your and my brother bishops who have made the special effort to participate in this impressive Eucharist. In a special way, I bring warmest congratulations in the name of Archbishop Aymond and your Mother diocese, New Orleans. In 1961 you became the 37th daughter diocese of New Orleans in a family that now includes 48 daughter dioceses. You were indeed “born in the spirit of faith,” as the theme you have chosen

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