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Archive for October 2018

How to Find a Patron Saint for Your Family

When we are confirmed in the Catholic faith, it is common to choose a patron saint. Ideally, we choose a saint we admire, someone who possesses the type of virtue we want to spend our lives cultivating. Perhaps this saint has similar interests or has experienced similar life events. Maybe they are strong in an…

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Local priests attend V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry

The Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) gathered 3,000 Hispanic/Latino ministry leaders and delegates from dioceses, ecclesial movements, schools, universities, and Catholic organizations from across the country. A priority activity of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Strategic Plan for 2017-2020, the V Encuentro is a four-year process of evangelization, mission,…

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LCCB supports unanimous juries within Louisiana

October 4, 2018: The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly affirms the November 6th ballot initiative to return Louisiana to a state possessing unanimous juries, and therefore enabling its legal practices to become more truly reflective of justice.  Louisiana must return to the wisdom of its origins within this matter and bring its practice in…

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Bishop’s message for October: Tikkun Olam (Repair the World)

A transcript of Bishop David Talley’s Homily at the Red Mass celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on September 21, 2018, Feast of St. Matthew; Mass of the Holy Spirit We celebrate this Red Mass, a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, to ask blessing and benediction on the judges and attorneys and legislators and…

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