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Preview: Remembering September 11: Prepare music that expresses lament and mercy


This upcoming Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. In this month's issue of Celebration, we explore preparing music that expresses compassion, anger and remembrance for the Church community. Read more on how to incorporate these elements with impactful lectionary themes into your music this Sunday at

Baton Rouge Hispanic Apostolate concerned by city's actions after flood


Officials of the Baton Rouge diocese’s Hispanic Apostolate expressed concern about encounters with the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security via email and a personal visit in the days following August's historic flooding.

Julia Scarnato, who recently joined the apostolate staff, and Fr. Eliecer Montanez-Grimaldos, chaplain, questioned if the government agency may have been using the office as an unwilling conduit to track down and arrest immigrants living in the country illegally.



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In This Issue

October 21-November 3, 2016

  • Reformation's anniversary brings commemorations, reconsiderations
  • Picks further diversify College of Cardinals
  • Editorial: One-issue obsession imperils credibility
  • Special Section [Print Only]: SAINTS