February 2 marks three distinct but related historical events in the life of the Holy Family, plus a yearly sacramental observance: the Presentation of the Lord (when Mary and Joseph brought the baby Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem for the first time), the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, Meeting of the Lord (when St.…

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Right before His Ascension, Jesus tells His Apostles, to “…make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:18). After an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Apostles went and did just that. Based on the popularity of well-known Saints, we may have fallen into the line of thinking that Christianity spread firstly across Europe. In reality, Christianity’s…

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Several Catholic schools in our diocese sent students to the Louisiana State Beta Club Convention, held at the Cajundome in Lafayette on January 28-29. St. Anthony of Padua School, Bunkie 4th and 5th graders from St. Anthony of Padua School (Bunkie) attended the National Jr. BETA Club State Convention held Jan. 28 in the Cajundome,…

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USCCB observes Jan. 22 as Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children The over 56 million abortionssince the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in the God’s providence. We are reminded…

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By Valerie Keinsley, Guest Contributor So, if you’re like me and you desire a deeper faith life in 2020, here are a few tips and tools to aid that process. Just like jumper cables make it a lot easier to jumpstart a car battery that’s run out of juice, these tools and strategies will help…

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By Grace Bellon Blessed Is She Ministry There are a lot of things I do throughout the day that I would not be doing if I was not Catholic. This isn’t to say that doing them makes me “more” Catholic in any way. Rather, these little devotions and nuances are small ways in which I…

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As word of Bishop Desmond’s death filtered out through the province, rumors regarding his successor centered on one-person: Msgr. Charles Pascal Greco of New Orleans. Son of Italian immigrants, the 3rd of 13 children, Greco was born in Rodney, Mississippi on October 29, 1894. His family later moved to Waterproof, Louisiana and then relocated to…

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By Angela McCann, Guest Contributor Truth and beauty come from the Lord. Music can be a collision of truth and beauty made manifest for the glory of God while edifying the human spirit. Music can heal hurts, augment prayerful repose, or ignite a flaming passion within our already grateful hearts. One of our great Doctors…

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By Emily Ann McCullough, Guest Contributor Catherine Laboure was a young a novice in the order of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the Rue de Bac, Paris. In 1830, at 11:30 p.m. on the eve of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, she was awakened by her Guardian Angel who…

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