CATHOLIC SAINTS ON STEWARDSHIP
From St. Augustine of Hippo:
“If you want to flee from God, flee to Him instead. Flee to Him by confessing to Him; don’t flee from Him by trying to hide. For you can’t hide, but you can confess.”
The mission of the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s television apostolate is clear and well established: Since June 2001, “Catholiclife Television, has had a clear vision of sharing the Spirit of our faith with the local community, and we have increased our local programming airtime to ten hours a day. Four of our original productions have received nineteen international awards, catapulting Catholiclife Television into a broader arena of broadcast excellence.
“Programs focus on stories of hope, belief, teachings, and social justice, spotlighting everyday, ordinary people who are faithful witnesses of what it means to work together. Each moment of airtime brings viewers a step closer to peace. Catholiclife television offers a harmonious option in viewer choices. Every age group has an opportunity to participate and grow from this station.
“Our mission is to continue serving the community of Baton Rouge through programs promoting messages of faith while providing a high quality on-air signal.” To access the station’s web pages, and to watch live streaming programming, connect through the following link: http://www.catholiclifetv.org
THE STEWARD'S BOOKSHELF
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NATIONAL CATHOLIC NEWS
- Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces 'crackdown'
- Bishop, advocates oppose Mississippi bill to outlaw sanctuary cities
- Church leaders hope Trump does not repeal conflict-minerals provisions
- Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups, saying they help 'communities thrive'
- Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Learning from the Father
From the Stewardship Today Archives,
For those in the Deep South, spring seems right around the corner, and a new season provides novel opportunities to build relationships, to serve others, to start fresh. Much of what we know of relationships, of course, comes from others—our parents, members of our extended families, teachers and coaches, pastoral mentors and family friends. For the wisest among them, the ultimate example of the loving and gracious, merciful and instructive mentor is found in the God we worship. The ideals of selfless sacrifice and service rest with our Almighty Father, his Son, and the Spirit sent to dwell in us. ...read more
LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS
|Diocesan Youth Conference|
The Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC) is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Catholic Life Center: a full day of speakers, workshops, music, and the celebration of the Sacraments. Additional information is available through the department of Evangelization and Catechesis, www.evangcatbr.org
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU
So that you might celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, The Light Is ON for You. Once again, Bishop Robert W. Muench and the priests of the Diocese of Baton Rouge invite you to experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Lenten season. Catholic churches throughout the diocese of Baton Rouge will be open for Confession during Lent.
Please consider the many times and locations you’ll find listed within the soon-to-be-distributed seasonal brochure and make plans to participate. Look for additional details regarding times and locations.
“The glory of these forty days we celebrate with songs of praise; for Christ, by whom all things were made, Himself has fasted and has prayed. And John, the Bridegroom’s friend, became the herald of Messiah’s name. Grant us, Lord, like them, to be oft in fast and prayer with Thee; our spirits strengthened with Thy grace, and give us joy to see Thy face” (St. Gregory the Great).
STEWARDSHIP IN SCRIPTURE
“Light shines through the darkness for the upright; gracious, compassionate, and righteous. It is good for the man gracious in lending, who conducts his affairs with justice. For he shall never be shaken; the righteous shall be remembered forever.”
(Psalm 112:4-6; New American Bible, Revised Edition)
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