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Youth learn how to become pro-life leaders

Posted July 7, 2017 at 12:00 am

By Debbie Shelley

The Catholic Commentator

When a person you are talking to does not have a pro-life viewpoint concerning abortion, euthanasia and end-of-life issues, to keep the person from becoming entrenched in their views in a heated conversation it takes skill and compassion, which are developed through experience, said leaders of PULSE Leadership Institute.

Left side, forefront, PULSE leadership Institute attendees Francesca Corbello and Hope Leverne, left side background, listen to views concerning abortion expressed by two people they encountered on the LSU campus. Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator


Approximately 60 youth from around Louisiana attended the PULSE Leadership Institute on June 4-9 at the

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    For the second straight year, Sacred Heart of Jesus School cheerleaders received the coveted Leadership Award at the conclusion of a three-day Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Varsity Camp. The Leadership Award is presented to the squad that receives the most votes from the squads attending camp. Each squad votes for the squad on which they’d like to be a member. The cheerleaders also received superior first overall, superior first in extreme routine, superior first in cheer, second place in sideline routine, three superior ribbons on evaluations and

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    Connor Guidry, a kindergartener at Holy Ghost School in Hammond, was awarded an “Amazing Artist” certificate for his creativity during the school year. Photo provided by Cindy Wagner | Holy Ghost School

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    St. Michael’s athletics news

    Left photo: St. Michael High School senior athlete Reed Callegan signs his national letter of intent to run cross country and track at Southeastern Louisiana University. Right photo: Starting with the 2017-2018 school year, Anthony Neeson will return as the head coach for girls’ soccer at St. Michael High School in Baton Rouge. Neeson previously served eight seasons as head coach for girls’ soccer at St. Michael and

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    Several local veterans visited Holy Ghost School in Hammond on Oct. 3. They spoke to the school’s junior high students, sharing stories about their military experience. The veterans also answered questions from the students. Many of the seventh- and eighth-graders in attendance wanted to know what it would be like to serve their country. At the end of the visit, the veterans presented a new flag to the school. Accepting the gift is Melissa Bordelon, third from left, a teacher at the school. Also pictured

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    Threaded with Love

    The Catholic Commentator

    Samee McDaniel’s eyes didn’t twinkle in anticipation of the presents she would receive for her seventh birthday party. Instead, they surveyed what she had. Deciding, “I’m good,” her eyes lit up with joy when she was able to give rather than receive at her party through helping homeless women and children.

    Samee McDaniel used the sewing machine she received from her grandmother to make blankets for the

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    CHS students offer a family a new beginning

    The Catholic Commentator

    Derrick Gant and his two sons, A’Niaje and Chanse, emerged from a red truck and smiled broadly as they walked through a parting crowd in a red-carpet like treatment to take ownership of the Habitat for Humanity home on Mississippi Street in Baton Rouge built for them by Catholic High School students Jan. 23.

    Derrick Gant walks through the

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