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Posted June 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

Bishop Robert W. Muench celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving on June 29, 2008 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge to mark his 40th anniversary of ordination. Following the Mass, Bishop Muench welcomed family members and friends at a reception. The bishop will celebrate his Golden Jubilee Mass on June 24 at 3 p.m. at the cathedral. Catholic Commentator archives photo

    Bishop Muench Flashback

    Bishop Robert W. Muench blessed a time capsule on the grounds of the Catholic Life Center on July 22, 2011. The capsule was buried 50 years after the Papal Bull creating the Diocese of Baton Rouge was signed by St. John Paul XXIII. A seven-inch scrapbook was the first item to be placed in the capsule. Every church, school, department and affiliated apostolate in the diocese was asked to make a page for the scrapbook. Bishop Muench placed the last item, a letter he wrote to the people of the

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