A letter from Father Bayhi

Posted July 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

Dear parishioners and friends,

WBRZ television has informed the Diocese of Baton Rouge that it plans to air a report about a five-year-old legal case, in which I was named, concerning the secrecy of confession.

Enclosed (see page 1) you will find an official statement from the diocese that fully represents the position of both the diocese and me.

As you know, one of the great sacraments of healing in the church is the sacrament of reconciliation/confession. It has given hope and comfort to all Catholics throughout the centuries and continues to do so today.

The seal of confession is one that can never be broken. Through its use the faithful must always be protected, so

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    Order of Francis Secular

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

     

     

     

    Three candidates made their permanent profession into the Order of Francis Secular on June 22 during Mass at the St. Francis Chapel at the Maryville Convent in Baton Rouge. Pictured from left, are Barbara Napoli,

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    Tracy Center expanding services

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Cradled among one of Baton Rouge’s bustling traffic corridors sits the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center, a spectacular vista with oak trees providing Mother

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    Diocese issues statement on court case

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Editor’s note: The statement below was issued on July 7. The case in question does not allege any charge against any clergy, religious or paid staff member of the diocese.

    By matter of policy, the Roman

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    A letter from Father Bayhi

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Dear parishioners and friends,

    WBRZ television has informed the Diocese of Baton Rouge that it plans to air a report about a five-year-old legal case, in which I was named, concerning the secrecy of confession.

    Read Full Story…

    Marriage workshop planned

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A workshop for priests and deacons in the Diocese of Baton Rouge and surrounding area is being planned in March to guide them through recent revisions made in the Order of Celebrating Marriage.

    The revised marriage rite

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    HANDS ON

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A day in the life of a parish priest
    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    A hand weathered by time’s endless assault reached out to welcome Father Jason Palermo, a welcome exchange for a woman whose life has scanned nine decades and whose faith never wavered.

    Father

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    Treasures of the Diocese

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    This painting of St. John the Baptist baptizing Jesus in the Jordan River was painted by young Swiss artist, Milo Piuz, in 1955. Located where baptisms once took place at Queen of Peace Church in

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    Task force developing plan

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    The Diocesan Pastoral Planning Task Force, announced by Bishop Robert W. Muench during his homily at the Chrism Mass on Wednesday of Holy Week,

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    A DAY TO REJOICE

    Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Doyle, Dykes, Graham ordained

    By Barbara Chenevert

    The Catholic Commentator

    “Today we rejoice,” Bishop Robert W. Muench proclaimed as he ordained Bradley Alexander Doyle, Reuben Clark Dykes and Matthew John Graham as deacons

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    A step closer to priesthood

    Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Deacon Bradley A. Doyle

    By Barbara Chenevert

    The Catholic Commentator

    Ask Deacon Brad Doyle what he wants people to know about him and he will tell you: “I love life. I’m passionate about the church, the Eucharist

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    A step closer to priesthood

    Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Deacon Matthew J. Graham

    By Barbara Chenevert

    The Catholic Commentator

    The first time someone asked Matthew Graham about a vocation to priesthood he was in the lunch line at St. Jude Elementary School in Baton

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    Commentator to launch changes

    Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator is launching several new and entertaining features, including some designed specifically for youth and young adults, in the July 11 issue.

    The youth page has been renamed “Words with Christ,” and will be anchored

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    Corpus Christi procession

    Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Father Chris Decker, pastor of St. James Church in St. James, holds the monstrance containing the Body of Christ during a Corpus Christi procession June 22. The procession traveled onto Louisiana Highway 18, which runs along

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    CELEBRATING FATHERS

    Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The St. Thomas More Nursing Home Ministry in Baton Rouge held a Father’s Day party at the Capitol House Nursing Home. Nearly 50 guests enjoyed various cakes and ice cream. Each father received a helium

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    MATH WORKSHOP

    Posted June 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

    School Mathematics Vertical Team coordinators and other teachers of mathematics from each elementary school in the Diocese of Baton Rouge participated in a Math Vertical Teams (MVT) workshop June – at the Bishop Tracy Center.

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    Bishop Muench’s ordination homily

    Posted June 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Eight years ago, a candidate for the college seminary entered my office. He was unusually timid, decidedly bashful and unambiguously introverted. Yes, believe it or not, that man was Joshua Johnson. Recently I confided to a priest that at the time I

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    St. Philomena Church rededicated

    Posted June 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A large crowd of parishioners filled the church at St. Philomena in Labadieville to share in the celebration of the church’s rededication.

    Parishioners gathered near the parish activity

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    COMMUNITY EFFORT

    Posted May 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Volunteers help link St. Philomena’s past to its future

    The Catholic Commentator

    Workers took great care in putting the finishing touches on the refinished sanctuary, one of the final projects

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    COLLECTOR OF LIFE

    Posted January 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Organist’s home reflection of his heart

    By Barbara Chenevert

    The Catholic Commentator

    If every item in his home has a story to tell, then Robbie Giroir has a lot to talk about. Musician, teacher, pilot and collector extraordinaire, Giroir’s home is a thumbprint of his life,

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