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Fr. Abadie give Lenten Retreat on “Emotions & the Spiritual Life”

Fr. Travis Abadie, pastor at St. Francis Regis and St. Catherine of Alexandria parishes in Arnaudville, was our guest preacher for our 2-night Lenten Mission. He preached on “Emotions & the Spiritual Life”.

To listen to the SECOND evening’s talk, click on the play icon below.

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Dcn. Ben Soileau examines St. Joseph

Just days before the Feast of St. Joseph, Deacon Ben Soileau gave a great presentation about the life and virtues of the “Silent Saint”. More than 40 people turned out for the Back-to-Basics lecture.

To listen to the talk, click play below. You can also download the talk to listen to offline.

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Fr. Dubroc Discusses the Necessity of the Incarnation

Fr. Blake Dubroc, parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Church in Ville Platte, was our guest speaker for the January Back-to-Basics lecture. Coming on the heels of the Christmas Season, he examined the necessity of the Incarnation.

Listen to his talk; or download it to listen to offline:

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Fr. Guidry addresses the mystery of God and suffering

Fr. Mitch Guidry gave a Back-to-Basics talk to a packed house of more than 75 people, addressing one of the most perplexing questions about Christian theology:

Why does a omniscient, benevolent God allow suffering in the world?

During the talk, Fr. Guidry reference an article by Byran Cross, “A Catholic Reflection on the Meaning of Suffering.”

To listen to the talk, click the Play icon below; or download the talk.


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Deacon Randy Hyde reflects on the Christian life

Deacon Randy Hyde was recently a guest lecturer for our October Back-to-Basics talk. He discussed the importance of truly living a Christian life. Click the Play icon below to listen to his lecture.

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Fr. Guidry Explains Religious Orders

Our pastor, Fr. Mitch Guidry, gave the final lecture of the 2017-2018 Back-to-Basics season: a talk about the history of Catholic religious orders. More than 40 people attended the talk.

The next season of the Back-to-Basics lectures will start up in September. Check back here at the beginning of August for the new slate of topics/speakers.

To listen to Fr. Guidry’s talk, click the player below. To download it for offline listening, click here. To listen to other lectures, click here.

Here is the graphic showing the lineages of various major Catholic religious orders that Fr. Guidry promised. (source



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Fr. Guidry gives History of Diocese lecture

Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church kicked off the Centennial Anniversary of the Diocese of Lafayette with a Back-to-Basics lecture on the history of the diocese by Fr. Mitch Guidry.

To listen to Fr. Guidry’s talk, click the “Play” button on the media player below. To download it, click here.

To see the rest of the Back-to-Basics schedule, or listen to past lectures, click here.

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