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Young Women of Grace Program Takes Louisiana by Storm!

Our Lady of Fatima School in Lafayette, Louisiana, just graduated the largest Young Women of Grace class yet - 50 girls!

Fr. Michael Russo & the Young Women of Grace graduates

Brenda Dooley, our indefatigable Regional Coordinator in Louisiana, spearheaded the program for the parish. She served under the guidance and direction of Father Michael Russo, pastor, and Stephanie Supple, the parish administrator. Four women from the school, all of whom facilitated Women of Grace studies in the past at the parish, generously volunteered to facilitate the girl's study. It was coordinated throughout the 2017-2018 school year and culminated with a graduation event and reception on May 18, 2018.

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Women of Grace Comes to Folsom, Louisiana!

folsom group 2014. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Theresa Wilfert, Vickie Adams, Regional Coordinator Brenda Dooley, Facilitator Karen Brown, and Pam Billiot

Karen Brown has been Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) retreat devotee for 20 years. Karen answered the "call" to become a Women of Grace Facilitator at the 2014 CCRNO Retreat.  She recalls, "I desired to do more to share what I had experienced in my life through the Holy Spirit."   Karen’s desire and her heartfelt "yes" has certainly born the fruit of that response. The Women of Grace in attendance at this year’s CCRNO Retreat definitely agree as do all the participants from St. John's Parish. We are grateful for the faith-filled support and encouragement of Father Robert Cavalier, Pastor of St. John the Baptist's Parish  whose support is indispensable!

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Rising Catholic Political Star to Rebut Obama Tonight

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer After a spate of embarrassments from too many Catholic politicians who defy Church teaching,  American Catholics will finally get to hear from a politician who practices what he preaches. Louisiana’s governor, Bobby Jindal, a devout Catholic, is slated to deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s prime-time address to Congress tonight.

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