Catholic Charities: North Louisiana’s Good Samaritan

by Lucy Medvec Who will you help today? In the parable of the Good Samaritan, we are called by Jesus to go forth and treat our neighbors with mercy, even those we More »


Bishop’s Reflection: Live in a Way That Embraces Eternal Life

by Bishop Michael G. Duca For I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the More »


26th Annual Red Mass Set for May 4 at Holy Trinity

by Jessica Rinaudo & Richard Hiller The Red Mass, which takes place annually at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in May of each year, has become a fixture in the Diocese of Shreveport. More »


Author and EWTN TV Show Host to Give “Feeding Your Family’s Soul” Workshop in Shreveport

I sat down with Donna-Marie Cooper-O’Boyle, author of Feeding Your Family’s Soul, to talk to her about her book and upcoming workshop in Shreveport on April 28.  Q: What inspired this idea More »


Loyola Students Memorialize Florida School Shooting Victims

by Lisa Cooper In the wake of the Parkland, FL, school shooting on Ash Wednesday, Loyola students found themselves hurting and desired a way to honor those who were killed. The art More »


Domestic Church: Facing Fear and Difficulty

by Katie Sciba I had over 20 tabs open online, all of them for rentals within a 50 mile radius. We needed a three-bedroom house for the seven of us, that would More »


Mike’s Meditations: Good Catholic, Bad Catholic

by Mike Van Vranken There is an interesting story where an official asked Jesus: “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Luke 18:18. Jesus peculiarly responds: “Why do you More »


The Shroud of Turin: Cathedral to Host Nationally Known Shroud Speaker, Replica Display & Shroud of Turin Podcast Series

by Jessica Rinaudo The Shroud of Turin has long been a source of fascination. The burial shroud of a man who many believe was Jesus Christ has both inspired the faithful around More »


Fr. David T. Richter’s Legacy to Continue Through Memorial Fund

by Diane Libro Fr. David T. Richter served the Diocese of Shreveport for 29 years with a quiet but fierce passion for God and the Church. Three years after his unexpected death More »

Loyola Welcomed Freshmen and Transfer Students!

New Student Orientation Day was held Monday, August 12 for freshmen and transfer students at Loyola College Prep. The first full day for all students was Tuesday, August 13. New principal, John LeBlanc, is joined by 10 new faculty members for the 2013-14 school year. “The beginning of the school year is always exciting and everyone here is thrilled about getting started,” LeBlanc said.

St. Joseph Schools Welcomed Back Students

Father Karl Daigle spent the first day of school out on carpool duty welcoming students back to St. Joseph School. Sawyer Benson was one of the many students who arrived that morning!

St. Lawrence Church Celebrated Re-Dedication

St. Lawrence Church in Swartz celebrated the re-dedication and blessing of their new sanctuary on Saturday, August 10. Bishop Michael Duca led the rededication and was joined in the celebration by nine of his brother priests, including pastor, Fr. Sabastian Kallarackal, and Parochial Vicar, Fr. Job Scaria.

Marriage and Family Life Coordinators Attended Family Life Conference

Marriage and Family Life coordinators Carol Gates and Dotye Sue Stanford attended the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers Conference in St. Louis in July. The conference focus this year was on Faith and Family in the New Evangelization: From the Heart of the Church to the Heart of the Home. The information they took back home will be shared with other parish leaders in the diocese as they plan the next Family Life Ministers gathering, hopefully to take place in the fall. Then, in turn, parishioners throughout the diocese will learn much of what they learned.

JGS Church Hosted Cafe Musicale

Jesus the Good Shepherd Church hosted a ‘Cafe Musicale’ fundraiser on August 3. Participants put on Broadway style performances for attendees. Pictured: Msgr. Moore, Fr. Abraham, Fr. Richter, Fr. Hurd and Dr. Ralph Armstrong.

Teens Traveled to Georgia for Catholic Camp

Life Teen from Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Shreveport and CYO from St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ruston traveled together this past summer to Hiawassee, GA for an unforgettable encounter with Christ at Camp Covecrest!

VBS at St. Joseph Church in Zwolle

Children, teenagers and adults at St. Joseph Church, Zwolle attended a week of Vacation Bible School Kingdom Rock. The week was filled with songs, games, crafts and delicious snacks. Everyone learned how with love, family, friends, prayer, truth and the Bible, we can stand strong for God.

Vacation Bible School at St. Joseph Church in Bastrop

Children from St. Joseph Church in Bastrop participated in Vacation Bible School with daily themes that focused on God, family, friends, prayer, trust and standing strong!

12th Annual Blue Mass to Take Place at St. Mary of the Pines Church

On Friday, August 23th, St. Mary of the Pines Catholic Church will join with Bishop Michael G. Duca in hosting the annual Blue Mass honoring area Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Personnel.

The Mass begins at 9:30 a.m. and remains open to all who wish to gain greater community awareness of our emergency responders, while expressing our appreciation and support to the men and women who sacrifice so much to serve the people of our region.

The first Blue Mass within the Diocese of Shreveport was celebrated in 2002, and remains an important yearly event in our area.  Along with honoring these critical personnel, the Blue Mass allows the opportunity for people to pray for their safety and pay special remembrance to all who have fallen in the line of duty.

St. Mary of the Pines is located in Shreveport at 1050 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and more information can be obtained by contacting 318-868-4441.

Little Flower Parishioner Recognized for Service

Mr. Leon Lewis II was recognized at Little Flower of Jesus Church in Monroe for his 50 years of service as Organist and Minister of Music.