Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, As our country prepares to observe the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 18, we do so as a deeply divided nation.  Everything, it seems, has become a political hot-button.  Social media, which we all hoped would foster understanding among peoples and nations, has instead been…

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Shreveport, La. (CNS) — The sacrifice of five Catholic priests who gave their lives ministering to people in Shreveport during the 1873 yellow fever epidemic is memorialized in stained glass at Holy Trinity Church in downtown Shreveport.  Their stories have been regularly recounted across nearly 150 years of news reports and histories of Shreveport.  The…

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