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  • Catholic opens 5-5A play with 44-21 victory over St. Amant Play Video

    October 10, 2014 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Everyone wants to open district play 1-0, especially in 5-5A where the competition will be tough every night. That's exactly what Catholic did, defeating St. Amant 44-21 Only leading 3-0 after the first quarter, the Bears scoring 34 points in the second quarter to take a... more »
  • Fans Choice Award Winner Week 1: Derrius Guice Play Video

    September 10, 2014 9:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you want to see what it means to start a season, look no further than Derrius Guice. The Catholic High running back taking the Bears first offensive play of the year 51 yards to the house. That would only begin the night for this... more »
  • High school robotics team returns from international competition Play Video

    August 7, 2014 8:23 AM

    NEW ROADS - The robotics team from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee just returned from an international competition in Hawaii. Despite all of their success, the team is already looking forward to next year. CHSPC students Ian Landry and Cade Forbes stopped by 2une In this morning to talk... more »
  • Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies Play Video

    June 12, 2014 5:53 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Police say one priest was shot and killed and another was wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in downtown Phoenix. Sgt. Steve Martos says police received a call about a burglary at the Mother of Mercy Mission near the state Capitol shortly after 9 p.m.... more »
  • Catholic bishops keep focus on abortion, marriage

    June 11, 2014 4:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are staying focused on abortion and gay marriage under Pope Francis. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Wednesday to make only limited revisions to the voting guide they publish every presidential election year. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas,... more »
  • Pope wraps up delicate Mideast pilgrimage

    May 26, 2014 4:35 PM

    JERUSALEM - Pope Francis has wrapped up his Holy Land trip with a Mass at what's believed to be the site of the Last Supper before Jesus's crucifixion. Some ultra-Orthodox Jews had protested the Mass, because the Cenacle, or Upper Room, is above the traditional site of the biblical King... more »
  • Vatican defrocks 848 priests in 10 years for abuse

    May 6, 2014 12:27 PM

    GENEVA - The Vatican has released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children: It says 848 priests have been defrocked and another 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade. The Vatican's U.N. ambassador to Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi,... more »
  • At UN, Vatican sex abuse compared with torture

    May 5, 2014 10:38 AM

    GENEVA - A U.N. committee is comparing the Vatican's handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal with torture. And that raises the possibility that the failure to investigate clergy and their superiors could have broader legal implications. But the Vatican's top envoy in Geneva today insisted that the Holy... more »
  • Archdiocese kicks off synod Tuesday

    April 14, 2014 3:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Tuesday will call together an archdiocesan synod, the first such convocation of Catholics in New Orleans since 1987. The New Orleans Advocate reports Aymond's call will come after the annual Chrism Mass at St. Louis Cathedral. It will begin a 13-month process of... more »
  • Catholic High explodes for 28-6 win over Parkview Baptist Play Video

    September 6, 2013 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Catholic High struck early and often against, the 3-A defending state champion, Parkview Baptist - eventually pulling out a 28-6 win over the Eagles. The Bears' Derrius Guice ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries before being helped off the field with a... more »
  • Catholic hospitals accept birth control rule

    July 9, 2013 10:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - A trade group for Catholic hospitals says it can accept the Obama administration's compromise on birth control coverage. The Catholic Health Association says it's pleased with final rules for faith-affiliated nonprofits from the Department of Health and Human Services. The new health care law requires employers to cover... more »
  • Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

    July 5, 2013 7:33 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has cleared two of the 20th century's most influential popes to become saints. The pontiff today approved a miracle that was needed in order to canonize Pope John Paul II. And in the case of Pope John the 23rd, Francis waived Vatican rules so he... more »
  • Catholics: DOMA decision "tragic day for marriage"

    June 26, 2013 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge released a statement by U. S. Catholic bishops today which called the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act ruling "a tragic day for marriage and our nation." The high court struck down a provision of DOMA which denied federal benefits for... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Delving deeper into the self-proclaimed mystic Play Video

    June 19, 2013 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's new information tonight regarding the financial dealings of a Baton Rouge private foundation that is now under federal investigation. We first told you about St. Joseph Helpers last week. It's a foundation that claims to provide financial assistance to those in need. Since our first report,... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Into the Mystic

    June 12, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tonight, News 2 investigates a Baton Rouge charity run by a self-proclaimed "mystic" and her husband who face serious questions about their finances. John and Cathy Gabel with St. Joseph Helpers have been a thorn in the side of the Catholic Church for years. Cathy has... more »
  • Catholic Church distances itself from "Mystic" Play Video

    June 11, 2013 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Questions are being raised tonight about a Baton Rouge charitable foundation that says it uses contributions to help retired priests, the elderly and pregnant women. At issue is how much money the organization collects from its donors, and how little it reports to the Internal Revenue Service.... more »
  • Jury finds for Ohio teacher fired while pregnant

    June 3, 2013 4:15 PM

    CINCINNATI - A jury has sided with a teacher who sued a Catholic archdiocese in Ohio, saying it violated anti-discrimination laws by firing her after she became pregnant via artificial insemination. The federal jury found the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati discriminated against Christa Dias by firing her in 2010. The... more »
  • Pope's visit to Louisiana remembered during Conclave Play Video

    March 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- When Pope John Paul II visited New Orleans in 1987, Betty Wright brought her entire family to a mass the pope held at UNO. She says as her family waited for the pope, the sky began to open up and it seemed destined rain would cloud her... more »
  • The Next Pope: More black smoke after third vote

    March 13, 2013 8:10 AM

    VATICAN CITY - The Cardinals are still in search of a pope after three votes during their conclave at the Vatican in the Sistine Chapel. Black smoke has been billowing from the chimney of the chapel, meaning the Roman Catholic cardinals have not elected a pope in their second or... more »
  • The Next Pope: Louisiana Catholics pray for pope Play Video

    March 12, 2013 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As the 115 cardinals participating in the conclave to elect a new pope entered the Sistine Chapel, Catholics worldwide began to pray. Father Jamin David knows most believers want the same thing in a pope, but adds anyone looking for radical change may need to keep praying.... more »
  • Archdiocese says no bias against pregnant teacher

    February 25, 2013 7:33 PM

    CINCINNATI- An unmarried Catholic school teacher who claims she was fired because she was pregnant was not discriminated against according to the Cincinnati Archdiocese. The archdiocese filed its response to Kathleen Quinlan's lawsuit saying there is no factual basis for her claims and wants the lawsuit thrown out. Quinlan sued... more »
  • Catholic leaders respond to Pope's resignation

    February 11, 2013 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Local Catholic leaders are responding to Pope Benedict XVI's resignation. In a statement, Bishop Robert W. Muench of Baton Rouge said, "When I think of Pope Benedict, the words of St. Paul come to mind: "Whatever you do, do with your whole heart. Do it for... more »
  • Catholic bishops stay course on gay marriage fight

    November 12, 2012 2:41 PM

    BALTIMORE - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops say they won't change their strategy on gay marriage or birth control coverage despite the outcome of the election. Bishops have been in the forefront of opposing same-sex marriage. But voters decided ballot questions in four states last week in favor of gay... more »
  • Students participate in a living rosary

    October 5, 2012 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Catholic School participated in a living rosary this morning. The school's 5th grade class held green and white balloons in the shape of a rosary and released them into the air when they were done. more »
  • Zachary, Catholic High game canceled

    August 29, 2012 3:11 PM

    ZACHARY - School officials canceled this week's football game between Zachary High and Catholic High. Zachary head football coach Neil Weiner said the team hadn't had enough days to practice for the Week One matchup because of Hurricane Isaac, now a tropical storm. He said the schools were... more »
  • International refugees find home in Baton Rouge

    June 27, 2012 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Refugees from across the world are getting acquainted with their new home city today, thanks to help from Catholic Charities. The group helps to introduce refugees to an American lifestyle, including giving them a brief history of Louisiana Government, the Capitol building, and how to do everyday... more »
  • Appeals court hears caskets dispute

    June 8, 2012 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday in a case pitting the state's funeral directors against an order of Roman Catholic monks who make and sell caskets. Louisiana funeral board lawyer David Gruning said a statue that required caskets to be purchased from funeral homes... more »
  • Islamic school no longer on La. voucher list Play Video

    June 5, 2012 5:51 PM

    KENNER - A fight over funding for the state's new voucher program caused a heated debate over an Islamic school. The Louisiana House approved a funding plan for public schools on the last day of session. Before the approval, state Representative John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, spoke about the Islamic... more »
  • Deal means Catholic schools could start earlier Play Video

    May 15, 2012 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Start time for students in East Baton Rouge Catholic Schools could be bumped up from 8:30 a.m. to 7:45 next year. It is a compromise the Catholic Diocese and the East Baton Rouge Parish came to because of their 2012-2013 budget crunch. EBR Schools plans to... more »
  • EBR schools, Diocese strike deal on bus schedule change to save money

    May 14, 2012 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Catholic school students may have to get up earlier to catch the bus. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board President Barbara Freiberg tells News 2 the Diocese of Baton Rouge is requesting the change to help the East Baton Rouge School System save money. The district was... more »
  • Tim Tebow to deliver Easter speech at Texas church

    April 6, 2012 4:24 PM

    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - A central Texas church spokeswoman says New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is set to speak to an expected 20,000 people on Easter Sunday. Tebow is scheduled to address the Celebration Church in Georgetown, north of Austin. Church spokeswoman Tara (TAH'-ra) Wall tells The Associated Press... more »
  • Former priest charged with 52 counts of sexual battery

    March 23, 2012 1:48 PM

    DUSON - Law enforcement officials arrested a former priest in Duson Thursday for allegedly having sexual contact with an 8-year-old boy between 1986 and 1989 while a priest at St. Henry Catholic Church in Lake Charles. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO) and Louisiana State Police charged Mark A.... more »
  • Catholic schools to remain open tomorrow

    March 13, 2012 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Catholic schools in Baton Rouge will be open Wednesday, but parents will be responsible for getting their children to school. This comes after the East Baton Rouge Parish School System canceled classes for Wednesday after a large number of employees said they would be absent so they... more »
  • Obama: Insurance companies will pay for contraceptives

    February 10, 2012 11:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama introduced a revamped birth control policy Friday morning that he says will protect both religious liberties and women's access to contraception. Speaking at the White House, Obama announced changes that religious employers will not have to cover birth control for their employees. Instead,... more »
  • Teacher acquitted on child molestation charges Play Video

    January 31, 2012 1:56 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - An former Ascension Catholic teacher who was charged with sexual misconduct with students in 2009, was acquitted last week. Now, he's trying to clear his name. Willie Depron, 31, says he doesn't have any ill feelings toward his accusers or the school administration. "I'm not... more »
  • $300,000 estimated in church fire damage costs

    December 12, 2011 3:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Church members say it will take at least six months to repair their church after flames ripped through St. Anthony Catholic Church apartment building Sunday night. Officials say the fire started on the second floor of the building on Choctaw Dr. near Tecumseh St. Investigators... more »
  • Suspect arrested in priest's murder

    July 12, 2011 9:52 AM

    WAVELAND, Miss. - Waveland police say a suspect has been arrested in Polk County, Fla., in the death of a Catholic priest from Louisiana whose body was found a beachfront home. Police Chief James Varnell said the suspect was arrested around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Media outlets in Mississippi are... more »
  • Historic BR catholic school on the brink of closure

    February 9, 2011 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Parents of one of Baton Rouge's oldest Catholic schools say they were shocked to learn Wednesday night that St. Francis Xavier is in danger of closing. The school has been open for 90 years, and it's the only all-black catholic school in the city. School leaders... more »
  • Fire destroys historic St. Landry Parish church

    January 14, 2011 3:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - A fire has destroyed historic Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Landry Parish. No injuries were reported. St. Landry Parish District 3 Fire Chief Nick Vidrine told The Advertiser the department was notified about the fire at about 9:43 a.m. Friday. Also responding were fire departments from Opelousas,... more »
  • Toys made by prisoners ready for delivery

    December 20, 2010 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dressed in military fatigues, inmates from the IMPACT group delivered boxes of hand-made toys today that will wind up with underprivileged children on Christmas. The wooden gifts were designed, built and paid for by inmates at the Hunt Correctional Facility. Catholic Charities selects families to receive... more »
  • Pope: Condoms okay, abstinence better

    November 21, 2010 9:48 AM

    VATICAN CITY- The Vatican on Sunday cautioned that there is nothing "revolutionary" in Pope Benedict XVI's startling assertion that condom use in exceptional circumstances can be a responsible act in the fight against the spread of HIV. The Holy See's chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, issued a statement... more »
  • Family sues Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge

    October 5, 2010 9:48 PM

    The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge is being served. The Bonvillain family is suing the Catholic school system after a year of trying to get help for their son. The family says Holy Family School made their son afraid of being alone. "We would have liked for them to acknowledge... more »
  • School mourning four students who died in weekend wreck

    September 27, 2010 1:25 PM

    A Vandebilt Catholic High School official says Monday began with a Mass for four students who died in a pickup truck that overturned in a bayou next to La. Highway 182 near Houma. School president David Keife says students were then given time to talk and grieve with each other... more »
  • Catholic Charities out of $ for Gulf victims

    August 5, 2010 11:58 AM

    The lifeline that supports thousands of fishermen and their families who are out of money say they've run out. Catholic Charities received just over a million dollars from BP in May. It was supposed to last a month, but the charities stretched it for 3 months. But now they... more »
  • Priest accused of stealing pleads not guilty

    July 21, 2010 12:25 PM

    A Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has pleaded not guilty to charges he stole $1.3 million in church money over seven years to use for male escorts, expensive clothing and luxury hotels and restaurants. The Rev. Kevin J. Gray, former pastor at Sacred Heart/Sagrado Corazon Parish in Waterbury, was... more »
  • La. bishops: No guns in Catholic churches

    July 20, 2010 7:25 AM

    Concealed handguns won't be allowed in Louisiana Catholic churches, despite a new state law allowing them. Louisiana's Roman Catholic bishops discussed the issue when reviewing bills, and decided that if it became law they would tell pastors that concealed handguns would not be allowed in Catholic churches. The law allows... more »
  • Catholic defeats Denham Springs

    November 13, 2009 11:29 PM

    The Catholic High Bears advance to Regionals with a 20-14 victory over the Denham Springs Yellow Jackets in the first round of the playoffs. Catholic will meet Comeaux who defeated Dutchtown 17-7. more »
  • Alito troubled by concerns about catholics on court

    October 20, 2009 8:40 PM

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito voice frustration about persistent questions regarding the number of Catholics on the high court. Roman Catholics have a majority. He aired the concerns in a speech in Philadelphia to an Italian-American law group. He says respected people in serious publications questioned if the Catholic-raised... more »

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