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Bishops say U.S. must address needs of immigrants, show compassion+

"In the church, we say, '¡Somos familia!' Immigrants are our family... In the good times and in the bad. We always stay together."

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Agency marks 90 years of service, humanitarian aid to Eastern churches+

The agency is focused on, as Pope Francis would say, accompaniment. "Our message is clear and simple: You are not alone. We are here, and we love you."

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Bishop Barres visits St. Hyacinth, dedicates newly installed organ+

See photos from the Mass and listen to the sounds of the newly installed pipe organ.

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Students make beautiful music at honor band concert+

Top musicians from 42 Catholic elementary schools form the honor band.

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Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always, pope says+

"What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the messages of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones?"

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Parishes, online tools, quiet times can take Lenten prayer up a notch+

If the abundance of tools or events to guide people in prayer are overwhelming, Catholics also can turn to an approach advised by some spiritual leaders: finding quiet time.

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Indian Catholics still pray for release of priest kidnapped in Yemen+

One year after an Indian priest was abducted by suspected Islamic militants in Yemen, Catholics in Kerala are still praying for his release.

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Bishop welcomes catechumens at Rite of Election+

The Rite of Election formally acknowledges the readiness of catechumens preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation -- baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist -- at the Easter Vigil

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Movie Review: The Shack+

While objectionable elements are virtually absent from the film, dialogue discounting the value of religion ... and hinting that God is indifferent to how we worship him mean that impressionable viewers should keep their distance.

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Ash Wednesday in Photos+

Here is a sampling of photos of Ash Wednesday in our diocese and beyond.

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