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Pope Francis’ message for World Day of Peace: Jan. 1, 2019

Message of the Holy Father Good politics at the service of peace 1. “Peace be to this house!” In sending his disciples forth on mission, Jesus told them: “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if…

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The Call to Address Racism in Our Hearts and Communities

In their new pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, the Catholic bishops of the United States invite conversion of hearts, minds, and institutions in order to address the evil of racism that still exists in our communities. By our baptism, we are members of Christ’s body and sharers…

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Celebrations of the season

Nov. 17-Jan. 6, 2019: City of Natchitoches 92nd Christmas Festival of Lights Over 300,000 Christmas lights and 100 lighted set pieces illuminate downtown Natchitoches and Cane River Lake every evening at dusk through January 6, 2019.  All Christmas events take place in Downtown Natchitoches along the banks of Cane River Lake and the Historic District. …

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Celebrating the entire Christmas Season

Christmas is one of the most important days of the Church year, second only to Easter itself. It is the feast of the incarnation, the feast of God becoming flesh (the Latin “in carne” means “enfleshment”). It is a uniquely Christian teaching, the Divine choosing to become one of us. Because of this belief, God…

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Read the current issue of the Church Today

December 10, 2018 Church Today In this month’s issue: Our Lady of Guadalupe: Learn more about the Patron Saint of the Americas and Mexico. What is the purpose of Advent? Bishop helps us see the connection between our everyday lives and this time of the year for new beginnings. Celebrating the entire Christmas Season from…

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Bishop’s message for December and Advent: Christmas Gifts

Let’ see now, we’ve already had “Black Friday.” It’s come and gone. The term Black Friday is used by media and marketing folks to designate the day after Thanksgiving, when the stores have their items for sale at a discount price.  The traffic circle and mall filled with cars and trucks, chaos from dawn to…

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