The National Catholic Register published an article about the importance of Doulas in the Pro-Life movement to provide the best possible outcomes for mothers and babies. The article highlights the work the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge is doing to support volunteer community doula networks through Mary's Hands Network and in partnership with organizations such as the Birth Center of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge General, Woman's New Life Clinic, Women's Help Center, Pregnancy Problem Center, and Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge.
The flurry of committee hearings and bill debates and legislators shaking hands and conversing with their peers and constituents at the 2023 Louisiana Legislature may cause Catholics to wonder what actually happens in the halls and chambers of the state Capitol.
A professor at St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict lost his job after it was discovered that he had gone on social media to offer his services as a pilot to women wishing to travel to states where abortion is legal.
In the musical “Les Miserables,” there’s a particularly haunting song, sung by a dying woman (Fantine) who has been crushed by virtually every unfairness that life can deal a person. Abandoned by her husband, sexually harassed by her employer, caught in abject poverty, physically ill and dying, even as her main anxiety is about what will happen to her young daughter after she dies, she offers this lament.
The Catholic Life Center community hosted its annual spring picnic on April 25. To foster community building and networking in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, the CLC invited pastors, Catholic Schools principals and staff members to join the CLC staff and administrators at the picnic. The invitation was well received, and attendees enjoyed seafood, live music provided by the Jazz Band of St. Michael the Archangel High School in Baton Rouge and the opportunity to visit. Additionally, open house tours were given of the CLC Administration Building. Photo provided by Nicole Jones | Digital Media Manager Diocese of Baton Rouge
Skirting a bustling area where the urban cacophony of central Baton Rouge is persistent, a planned chapel on the campus of the Society of St. Paul will offer some of the most downtrodden individuals in the community the silence of prayer, a transitory reprieve from the difficulties life has tossed their way and perhaps most important a sanctuary to spend alone time with the Lord.
Easter continues as we celebrate the 5th and 6th Sundays of this season. We hear in the Gospels the reality of the Trinity, as the father is known by the son; the son is the face of the father; and the Holy Spirit is the giver of life. Christ the Lord dwells within and among the faithful.
On Friday, May 5, many people will participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The holiday celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862, victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.