BISHOP TALLEY TO SPEAK AT MAGNIFICAT BRUNCH. Bishop Talley was raised as a Southern Baptist but has said he left the church as a teenager over the issue of racial segregation. At Auburn University he met Catholics and read the writings of Thomas Merton, which led him to become Catholic. Bishop David Talley will be sharing his story of conversion at the Magnificat Brunch in Avoyelles on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Rateau Center in Hessmer. The breakfast will be from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 12:30 pm. Tickets are $18 each. For more information on how to register, please contact CENLA Magnificat at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mary Wilson at 318-359-7735. Checks or money orders can be mailed to: CENLA Magnificat, 1462 Bordelon St., Hessmer, LA 71341. Please include a contact number with your check. This breakfast will be open to men and women. Please join us!