A dwindling pool of priests for a rising number of Catholics is forcing the Diocese of Baton Rouge to implement a widespread revamp that primarily involves closing and merging some churches and reducing the number of Masses for the faithful.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Sunday, July 09, 2017
In the midst of the chaos created as floodwaters inundated south Louisiana in August, Jason Ard found himself alone in a hallway, praying for help.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Pat Broussard answered a knock at his door in 2002 to find two Mormon missionaries standing there. What happened next surprised his visitors.
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Sometimes, she claps along to evangelical music and hymns. Other times, she kneels in stained glass sanctuaries. And once or twice, she has even been asked to address the people in the pews.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
With a table stacked with Christian devotionals to her right, Louisiana first lady Donna Edwards delivered what she said was a message of redemption and hope through prayer to dozens of prisoners Tuesday afternoon.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Friday, June 09, 2017
The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel feature heavily in a recent book, “God in Captivity, The Rise of Faith-based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration.”
Friday, June 09, 2017
Friday, June 02, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
The 27th annual Sounds of CommUNITY concert, sponsored by the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Churches look for ways to minister. Sometimes, though, a ministry finds them. Such is the case with the Community of Christ Church food pantry.
Monday, May 08, 2017
A speaking engagement in Baton Rouge this week by 97-year-old Holocaust survivor Marthe Cohn has been canceled because her husband is sick, the event's organizer announced Monday.
Friday, May 05, 2017
Longtime University Presbyterian Church members recall the 1960s, when curtains covered the large window behind the pulpit. One Sunday, the youth group was leading the service and asked that the curtains be opened.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
The Labyrinth Society invites people to “take steps for peace and be part of a global walk on World #LabyrinthDay,” on Saturday, May 6, and to "Walk as One at 1" that afternoon.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
More than 140 volunteers served meals, handed out Easter baskets and matched clothes and shoes to 640 people in need Easter Sunday at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall, said Michael Acaldo, president of St. Vincent de Paul charities for the Bato…
Friday, April 14, 2017
Editor’s note: Oct. 31 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and in this column once each month we will discuss people, events and places important to the anniversary.
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Two churches sit across from each other on Old Hammond Highway near O’Neal Lane. Both flooded in August and their congregants have spent the past few months rebuilding.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
When it comes to Christian voices on social media, David Regier doesn’t hold a candle to Joel Osteen, Franklin Graham and many other famous preachers. In fact, despite his recently published book, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone outside his m…
Monday, March 27, 2017
Floodwaters not only washed into Full Gospel United Pentecostal Church's food pantry last August but also carried away all of the people who came there for help.