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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Dcn. Ben Soileau to examine St. Joseph, the Silent Saint

Join us March 11 for a spiritually uplifting talk about the Silent Saint, St. Joseph.
Using the Litany of St. Joseph as a focus point, Deacon Ben Soileau will examine St. Joseph under his various titles, including “the most pure,” “the most faithful,” “the most obedient,” and others.
The free talk is open to the public. It will be at 5:30 pm in the OLQAS Family Life Center (1220 W. Dardeau St., Ville Platte). This talk is part of our Back-to-Basics Lecture Series.

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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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Fr. Sibley explores the “failure” of Humanae Vitae

At the recent Back-to-Basics lecture, guest speaker Fr. Bryce Sibley explored a theme underlying the problems with our culture’s devaluing of sex. More than 60 people listened to him discuss how Pope St. Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae, will be a “failure” until we recover the sacred sense of sex.

To listen to his talk – and to look at the upcoming Back-to-Basics schedule, go to the main B-2-B page.

Fr. Sibley was parochial vicar here in Ville Platte at Sacred Heart Church about 15 years ago. He is currently the long-serving pastor at Our Lady of Wisdom on the campus of UL-Lafayette; and chaplain for the Ragin’ Cajun Catholics. You can follow Fr. Sibley and the Ragin’ Cajun Catholic on SoundCloud, Youtubeand Facebook. 

 

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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. Keith LaBove explains Catholic moral teaching on End-of-Life issues

The 2018-2019 Back-to-Basics season kicked off with great start recently, as Fr. Keith LaBove examined and explained Catholic moral teaching on end-of-life issues. More than 60 people braved the rain and inclement weather to learn from Fr. LaBove’s 30+ years of experience as a hospital chaplain. He is also pastor at St. Patrick Church in Lafayette.

There are some copies of Fr. LaBove’s handout still available  at the Family Life Center. You may pass by during office hours to pick one up.

Fr. LaBove maintains a personal website. You can access his End-of-Life page here.

We recorded Fr. LaBove’s talk. To listen to it, press the triangular “play” icon.

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