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Additional name of clergy credibly accused of abuse

The Diocese of Alexandria today released the name of one additional clergy against whom there have been credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Fr. Theordore Lelieveld An allegation of sexual misconduct and abuse of male minors dating back to the mid-1960s was reported to the Diocese of Alexandria in August 2019. Fr. Lelieveld died…

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Modeling good behavior every day

By Paul Ashton, Guest Contributor “Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one’s life.” – Pope Francis Our work together to protect children is ongoing and never ending. That is what Love is all about. It is the message of the Gospels and the clear…

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How to join RCIA

By Claire Couche, Guest Contributor I love the Catholic Faith. I love the richness of its history and the courage of its Saints. There are so many inspiring stories of men and women who have accomplished great things and embody the spirit of beauty, truth, and goodness. Some of my favorite Saints are those who…

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Please pray for our seminarians

The Diocese of Alexandria is proud to support our seminarian Class of 2019.  We have eleven men in priestly formation. Thomas Kennedy: in his 3rd year of Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Thomas is scheduled to be ordained a transitional deacon next year. His home parish is the Minor Basilica of the…

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Funeral arrangements for Fr. August Thompson

Father August Louis Thompson, a retired priest of the Diocese of Alexandria, passed from this life on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  Fr. Thompson was born in Baldwin, Louisiana on July 7, 1926, the son of Louis D. Thompson and Eunice Barard.  He graduated from Willow Street High School in Franklin, Louisiana and…

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Dear Freshmen

by Laurie Medina, Guest Contributor Dear friend,The start of the new school year brings a whirlwind of activity — cramming in the last hurrahs of the summer, finishing those last chapters of your summer reading book, adjusting to a normal sleep schedule (which is much harder than you think!), getting all of your school supplies…

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Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

The National Catholic Educational Association’s motto is “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” and we here at the St. Joseph Catholic Center could not agree more whole-heartedly. What makes Catholic schools so great?The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Alexandria ministers to the religious and academic needs of the community by administering and supervising the Catholic…

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A Grand Love: Grandparents fill special role for children

By Dr. Kathie Amidei, Guest Contributor At a conference many years ago, a speaker made an impression on me. She said, “I always imagined God’s love as that of a parent. That is until I became a grandparent. I now think God’s love is more like a grandparent.” She went on to explain how it…

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Cultivating the good life through setting mid-year goals

by Cari Terracina, Publications Manager The small decisions we make today matter. What story do you want to tell? What decisions do you need to make today to move boldly in that direction? Take a look around. How are you feeling at this point in the year? Tired? – It’s been a journey since January.…

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Radio Maria organizes Medjugorje pilgrimage

Medjugorje has become the international melting pot of the world, unifying our faith. Radio Maria U.S. pilgrimage was a part of this movement in June, with pilgrims from all parts of the United States experiencing the grace of the Cross of Mt. Krizevac in Herzegovina. From the 1980’s the drive around the narrow hair-raising mountain…

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