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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Read Bishop Marshall’s letter here. Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, After a long and difficult year, we will greet 2021 with particular joy. We are anxious to put aside the “stay-at-home” orders, the social distance restrictions, and the masks that prevent us from seeing the smiles of our loved ones. More importantly, we are…

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The following is a list of Mass times and other services happening across the diocese for Christmas. Some churches have several different times listed for each day. This list will be updated periodically through the week before Christmas Day. If your church is not listed, contact your church parish office for dates and times. Thursday,…

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Marking the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared patron of the universal church, Pope Francis proclaimed a yearlong celebration dedicated to the foster father of Jesus.  In a Dec. 8 apostolic letter, “Patris Corde” (With a Father’s Heart), the pope said Christians can discover in St. Joseph, who often goes unnoticed, “an intercessor, a…

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Our national and international news continues to be filled with reports surrounding the approval, availability, and arrival of COVID-19 vaccines. In many respects, this is indeed good news which brings with it a great sense of hope and optimism as the world continues to face a health crisis. With these recent and ongoing developments, the…

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Consider decorating a process rather than a box to check. Decorate throughout Advent.  Start by taking out all of the Nativity sets, adding a few pieces at a time, as well as the Advent calendars to mark our days, and Christmas books to read with the kids.  Then, slowly add things over the coming days…

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Watch the recorded presentation here. Please join Dr. Lee Kneipp, a clinical psychologist, as he examines the mental health implications of the pandemic, such as depression, anxiety, loneliness and increased levels of stress and how they are impacting our day to day life, Monday, December 14, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis…

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The following is a list of Penance services scheduled across the diocese. This schedule will be updated periodically through December. If your church is not listed, contact your church parish office for dates and times. Monday, December 14, 5:00 p.m. – St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura Thursday, December 17, 5:30 p.m. – St. Francis…

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