Friday, April 19: Update on Bishop Robert Muench
Bishop Muench is home resting comfortably following discharge from the hospital.
He sincerely appreciates the prayers, cards and concern expressed during this week.
Tuesday, April 16, 1:45 pm - Surgery Update on Bishop Robert Muench
Bishop Muench's surgery performed this morning is complete and was successful.
The surgeons reported that everything went well and are very optimistic that this procedure will correct his irregular heartbeat. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and concern.
An Announcement from Bishop Robert Muench
regarding an Update on the Personal Health of his youngest sister, Marsha Morse,
and himself (4-14-13)
As many of you know, my youngest sister, Marsha Morse, of Covington, LA, was diagnosed in July 2010 with Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer. In November 2012, M. D. Anderson Clinic, Houston, indicated her condition had progressed from “asymptomatic” to “symptomatic,” resulting in her taking three months of chemotherapy, with excellent results. The next phase for her involves an autologous stem-cell transplant, which will require her husband and her to move to Houston for the next few months. She continues to maintain an upbeat spirit and appreciates, as do all of us in the family, the prayers and support of so many.
Today I also inform you of some developments about my own health. After months of tests, I have been diagnosed with two medical conditions that require separate surgeries. While all surgeries are serious, these surgeries are not viewed as life-threatening. read more
Message from Bishop Robert W. Muench on the Selection of Pope Francis
To: The Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
Dearly Beloved in Christ,
March 13, 2013 marked an historic milestone for the Catholic Church, and became an especially ecstatic moment for all who witnessed its unfolding. The papal election of the first Jesuit, the first serving in the Western Hemisphere, the first from Latin America, and the first choosing the name “Francis,” (after Francis of Assisi) – these were ecclesial benchmarks reminiscent of “ the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old” (Mt. 13:52). Click here to read full text
Bishop Robert W. Muench
Bishop of Baton Rouge
On the Election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio to the Papacy
March 13, 2013
The election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio become Pope Francis I is a cause for great rejoicing for the Church and the world.
Pope Francis brings a myriad of gifts—spiritual and human -- to his new office as Vicar of Christ on earth. His presence today revealed a humble man of God and person of great inspiration.
Deeply holy and prayerful, faithful to Christ and the Church, well-versed in matters of ecclesial leadership and administration, Pope Francis is eminently suited to assume the awesome and daunting responsibility as the successor to St. Peter.
The entire Diocese of Baton Rouge, and I personally, offer hearty congratulations and best wishes to our new Holy Father on his selection.
We pledge our filial support, unswerving loyalty, profound affection and fervent prayers.
Ad multos annos! (For Many Years!)