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At their annual Fall Plenary Assembly in Baltimore November 15-18, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops agreed that the sainthood causes for three laypeople from the U.S. should be advanced by their respective dioceses. Two causes, those of Charlene Marie Richard and Auguste Robert “Nonco” Pelafigue, were presented by Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel of Lafayette.

November 14, 2021

On the Eucharist

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Praised be Jesus Christ, who has given us His Paschal Mystery, as a living memorial of His Passion, Death, and Resurrection! "To receive communion is to receive Christ himself who has offered himself for us" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no 1382).

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Sister Miriam MacLean, R.S.M., Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, was honored as the Jack V. Doland Citizen of the Year at the 30th annual Women’s Fall Conference in October at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

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