Archive for February 2019

Clergy assignment

Rev. Derek Ducote

Bishop David Talley announced a clergy assignment to be effective as of March 1, 2019. Father Derek Ducote is appointed Assistant Director of Steubenville South Youth Conference in addition to his assignment as Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Alexandria. Father Ducote will assist Fr. Jose Robles-Sanchez, Director of Steubenville South Youth Conference.…

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Ten Benefits of Natural Family Planning

  By Leah Pelto, Guest Contributor There are many benefits of using natural family planning in marriage, but let’s start simple…. 1. It’s Healthy.  There’s lots of hype these days around all-natural, non-GMO, organic, unprocessed, preservative free, grain free, dairy free, no added sugar, and additional choices for our diet.  But have we thought about…

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Marriage: It’s worth talking about

By Holly Carbo and Mandi Chapman, Guest Contributors The months of planning leading to the perfect wedding can become so all-encompassing, that it consumes a couples’ conversations.  “Is that on your list or mine?”  “Do we really have to invite Uncle Gerald?”  “Why is your mom being so difficult?” It’s easy to get distracted from…

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Diocese releases names of Clergy

Letter to the Faithful of the Diocese of Alexandria February 6, 2019 Like many of you, I was horrified and scandalized to read the results of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report published in the summer of 2018 detailing the history of sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic clergy against minors over so many decades. In the…

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