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  • St. Louis King of France closing church in November, school in May

    September 22, 2017 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – St. Louis King of France Catholic School will close in May, the diocese announced Friday. The closure comes as the parish church is consolidated with nearby St. Thomas More. In a letter to the school community, Reverend Michael J. Alello wrote the school cannot remain open... more »
  • Local bishop on events in Charlottesville: 'We cannot remain silent' about hatred

    August 17, 2017 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The head of the Catholic church in Baton Rouge asked the religious to fight hatred and not remain silent amid neo-Nazi marches and violence in Virginia recently. “[I am] condemning the shameful display of racism that took place last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Bishop Robert Muench... more »
  • 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 »
  • Catholics shouldn't spread ashes, church writes in new guidelines

    October 25, 2016 4:07 PM

    THE VATICAN - Catholics should not scatter their cremated remains, rather store them in a church-approved place new guidelines outlined Tuesday. Still, however, the church maintains the deceased should be buried - calling cremation a "brutal destruction" of the body. But, ABC News reported via the Associated Press, the... more »
  • Relic believed to be fragment of 'True Cross' missing from Catholic church

    August 22, 2016 11:23 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco police are searching for a relic believed to trace back to 325 AD that went missing from a Catholic church on Thursday. According to ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO, officials are investigating the disappearance of what is believed to be an ancient religious artifact... more »
  • Blessings on the Bayou lends helping hand to Labadieville homeowners Play Video

    June 27, 2016 12:45 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - More than 200 volunteers braved the heat and humidity over the weekend as they sought to give homeowners in Assumption and Lafourche parishes a helping hand. The Blessings on the Bayou church program has brought aid to Louisiana residents for the past seven years, and the 150... 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 »
  • Cloaked in white, alumni show support for final Redemptorist class

    May 8, 2015 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Alumni of Redemptorist High School wore white and escorted the final graduating class to their ceremony Friday night. The school will close at the end of the year. The diocese said there is not enough students to support the junior and senior schools. Alumni in attendance... more »
  • Pope's sex abuse point man urges bishop accountability

    February 16, 2015 12:35 PM

    ROME - Pope Francis' point man on clerical sex abuse says the failure of the church to punish bishops who covered up for pedophiles has seriously hurt its credibility and that the church must now lead the way by "humbly making the commitment to accountability, transparency and zero tolerance." Cardinal... 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 »
  • Pope denounces outside pressure for contraception, gay rights

    January 19, 2015 3:20 PM

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis is denouncing what he calls the "ideological colonization" of families and the developing world, where he says Western ideas about birth control and gay rights are increasingly being imposed, often as a condition for development aid. Speaking to reporters on his flight back... more »
  • Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

    October 13, 2014 5:17 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexual couples with "precious" support. In a preliminary report, released half-way through a Vatican meeting on family life... more »
  • Diocese appeals sex lawsuit to SCOTUS Play Video

    August 27, 2014 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Diocese of Baton Rouge has filed an appeal with the nation's highest court involving a sex abuse lawsuit in Baton Rouge. It comes as new details are emerging about the lawsuit which was unsealed this week. This case involves Rebecca Mayeux, who is now 20. She... more »
  • Jindal: time to stop flow of illegals crossing border Play Video

    August 4, 2014 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following an afternoon trip to the United States border with Mexico, Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the 1,071 unaccompanied minors that are being cared for in Louisiana. "What doesn't make sense is to send the word out that if you get here illegally, you can stay without... 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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