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Prayer powerful following murder near church

Posted February 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

The Catholic Commentator

Following any tragedy, many people find comfort in prayer.

Father Thomas Clark


For Father Thomas Clark, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Baton Rouge, turning to God was the right thing to do following a deadly shooting near his church, but he adds, prayer is just the start.

“We begin by praying, but prayer always leads to action,” Father Clark said.

“It isn’t like I just say a prayer and then go on with my business and forget about it, saying, ‘I did what I could do.’ Prayer changes us,” he added.

After learning

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