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  • Diocese to close BR church

    April 2, 2017 12:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge announced Saturday that St. Pius X Parish has ceased functioning as a parish in the diocese as of May 31, 2017. The decision was made by Diocesan Bishop Robert W. Muench after several months of deliberation and consultation with St. Pius’... more »
  • Bishop clears Catholics to eat meat Friday

    March 15, 2017 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Going along with neighboring dioceses, the bishop here granted dispensation to Catholics who wish to eat meat as part of traditional feasts on St. Patrick's Day – Friday. Catholics abstain from eating meat on the Fridays of Lent. It puts the religious at odds with tradition... more »
  • Cristo Rey BR Franciscan High bids farewell to school president

    October 27, 2016 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The school president who led his Catholic High school through August’s historic flooding will retire at the end of this year. The Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School Board of Directors announced President James L. Llorens, Ph.D. retirement Thursday. Llorens was was one of... more »
  • Girl barred from prom for wearing suit at her prom night

    May 22, 2016 5:08 PM

    YORK, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania high school student barred from attending prom at her Catholic high school because she wore a suit rather than a dress has had her prom night - at a different school. Aniya Wolf, a student at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, attended William... more »
  • Baton Rouge Bishop responds to Pope's comments on LGBTQ community

    April 8, 2016 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bishop Robert Muench is urging Catholics to read the Pope's latest apostolic exhortation, "Joy of Love". Pope Francis made international headlines today after the document was released because of his statements on acceptance, specifically to the LGBTQ community. He did not change the Catholic Church's official doctrine... more »
  • Global Catholic Network founder Mother Angelica has died

    March 27, 2016 10:36 PM

    HANCEVILLE, Alabama - Mother Mary Angelica, a Roman Catholic nun who started a global religious media empire in a garage in Alabama, has died. She was 95. EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw said Sunday that the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network died at the... more »
  • St. Louis archbishop seeks to cut ties with Girl Scouts

    February 19, 2016 3:59 PM

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is urging priests to sever ties with the Girl Scouts, saying the organization promotes values "incompatible" with Catholic teachings. The open letter to priests, scout leaders and other Catholics was posted on the archdiocese website Thursday. It urges parishes that host Girl... more »
  • Ash Wednesday marks beginning of Lent Play Video

    February 10, 2016 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Many Christians are heading to mass today to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Churches throughout the capital area will be holding Ash Wednesday services all day long. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. During the holy day, it's tradition for Christians to receive an ashen... more »
  • Vandebilt Catholic choir to perform for Pope Francis

    December 26, 2015 2:29 PM

    HOUMA, La. - Vandebilt Catholic High School's choir is headed to Rome to perform for the pope on New Year's Day as part of the 40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores. One-hundred and twenty-seven choirs are expected to sing and Vandebilt's choir was the only one selected from Louisiana. Of... more »
  • Pa. diocese's posting of nun's trophy deer draws backlash

    December 7, 2015 3:20 PM

    ST. MARYS, Pa. - A Pennsylvania nun has come under criticism after a picture of 10-point buck she bagged was posted on her diocese's Facebook page Sister John Paul Bauer is shown in her nun's habit holding the deer by the antlers. Bauer says she had just said... more »
  • Local high schools playing in the Superdome Friday

    December 4, 2015 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some local high school football teams will be in New Orleans today playing in their respective playoff title games. St. Mary will be taking on Southern Lab in the Division IV championship at 10 a.m. Parkview Baptist will face St. Thomas More in the Division II championship at... more »
  • November 18, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 18, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Gov. Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign Catholic charities received death threats over refugee Bank robber caught on camera, still on the loose Rapid improvements Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Pope calls for action on climate change

    September 23, 2015 10:05 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C.- The pope says climate change is an urgent problem that "can no longer be left to a future generation." Francis waded into that hot-button political issue in remarks at the White House, where President Barack Obama and a crowd of thousands welcomed him. The pope praised Obama for... more »
  • Pope speeds up, simplifies process for marriage annulments

    September 8, 2015 9:08 AM

    VATICAN CITY- Pope Francis has radically reformed the Catholic Church's process for annulling marriages, allowing for fast-track decisions and removing automatic appeals in a bid to speed up and simplify the procedure. Francis issued a new law Tuesday regulating how bishops around the world determine when a fundamental flaw has... more »
  • Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Schlorship Fund Benefit Play Video

    August 27, 2015 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Five years ago Ava Dawn Saucier, Jacob Michael Saucier and their grandparents were killed in a house fire. Now, Kristen and Blake Saucier hold the Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund Benefit every year to give children an opportunity that their kids never got, the chance... more »
  • Bishop, area Catholics to celebrate milestone Sunday

    June 25, 2015 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Catholic Diocese will celebrate the milestone of its local leader Sunday, the church said in a news release late Thursday night. Bishop Robert Muench has been a significant church leader for 25 years. There will be a Mass to commemorate the milestone at 10 a.m.... more »
  • Special education programs in Catholic schools Play Video

    May 7, 2015 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Catholic schools in the capital area are known for their quality education. Now, seven of those Catholic schools are implementing brand new programs for students with special needs. The Catholic diocese performed a three year study on special education needs in our area, and beginning next semester,... more »
  • Diocese to sell items from shuttered high school in online auction

    April 21, 2015 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge will not change its decision about closing Redemptorist High School, but will sell school memorabilia as a fundraiser for scholarships. The diocese announced the details of the fundraiser by sharing an article in a recent Catholic Commentator that outlines the plan.... more »
  • People downtown asking: Got Ashes?

    February 18, 2015 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the First United Methodist Church hit the streets of Baton Rouge to commemorate Ash Wednesday by bringing ashes to people in the downtown area. Part of an outreach called "Got Ashes?", church members marked interested people with the sign of the cross on their... more »
  • Community says final goodbye to Father Vu Play Video

    January 31, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds crowded St. Aloysius Church to say one last goodbye to a legend. Family, longtime friends and many from the community gathered together. Father Than Vu closed his eyes for the last time on Wednesday when he died of cancer. He was 56. Members... more »
  • Redemptorist alumni, parents keep faith to save school

    January 26, 2015 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents and alumni of Redemptorist High School and Junior High say they're not giving up when it comes to saving their beloved alma mater. It comes after the diocese of Baton Rouge reaffirmed their decision to close down the school in a letter this weekend. For... more »
  • Redemptorist High, Jr. High decision not overturned

    January 24, 2015 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The decision to close Redemptorist High School and Junior High will not be overturned. After multiple meetings scheduled by the Diocese of Baton Rouge school board to review the final plan, Bishop Robert Muench says the efforts are appreciated but the plan did not assure them... more »
  • Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

    January 21, 2015 4:14 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is praising big families after saying Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits." He says big families are a gift and don't cause poverty in the developing world, and that the real cause of poverty is an unjust economic system that idolizes money over people.... more »
  • Tight-lipped Redemptorist supporters promise they can save school

    January 16, 2015 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who are vowing to save Redemptorist Junior and High School discussed a proposal with the Diocese of Baton Rouge Friday that would put them in control of operations. Supporters of Redemptorist, made up of alumni and parents of current students and others, met with the... more »
  • Pope arrives in Philippines on first papal visit in 20 years

    January 15, 2015 4:10 AM

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Pope Francis has arrived in the Philippines, Asia's most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds awaited the first papal visit in 20 years. Church bells tolled across the country and hundreds of children danced and waved small Philippine and Vatican flags as the pontiff emerged from... more »
  • Grassroots effort hopes to save Redemptorist Play Video

    January 2, 2015 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents and business owners connected to Redemptorist High School met Friday to begin work on a plan that would keep the Catholic school open. The group organized on social media and said they would put a plan together to show the diocese by Jan. 8. The... more »
  • Redemptorist High, Jr. High to close in 2015 Play Video

    December 19, 2014 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge announced Friday they would be shutting down Redemptorist High School and Junior High. The announcement was made by Bishop Robert Muench at a press conference called Friday morning. He cited plummeting enrollment as the primary reason for the decision, and said... more »
  • Pope Francis confirms trip to the United States

    November 17, 2014 11:52 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's mayor says it's a "joyous day." Michael Nutter says the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia will be the largest event in the city's modern history. The pontiff confirmed today that he will make his first papal visit to the United States with the trip to... more »
  • Fans' Choice Award Winner Week 10: Ian Brian Play Video

    November 12, 2014 8:43 PM

    Becoming a first year starter at quarterback already has its challenges. For one, you automatically become one of the faces of the team. For two, you have to follow in the footsteps of the previous quarterback and be constantly compared to him. But lets throw in that you have... more »
  • Fans' Choice Award Winner Week 9: Jack Gonsoulin

    November 5, 2014 10:33 PM

    The Catholic Bears are 8-1 on the season and have already clinched District 5-5A. A lot of the credit goes to veteran head coach Dale Weiner or star running back Derrius Guice, but who's the X-factor to that success? Look no further than kicker/punter Jack Gonsoulin. The senior... more »
  • Catholic clinches district 5-5A title with 38-30 win over Woodlawn

    October 31, 2014 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Woodlawn put Catholic to the test, but it was the Bears who had the answer in the 2nd half, breaking open a 17-17 tie to go up 31-17, and then hanging on for a 38-30 win over the Panthers to clinch the district 5-5A championship. The... more »
  • Catholic opens 5-5A play with 44-21 victory over St. Amant

    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 »
  • 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 »

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