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Catholics understand Baptism to be a permanent thing. We may find ourselves at odds with the Church over any number of things... We might be gone for years and years... But if someone is baptized Catholic, then they are Catholic - even if they're Baptist!

Still, the news these past years has made it clear that while someone may well "be a Catholic," they may not believe what the Church believes, live as the Church lives or celebrate as the Church celebrates... In many ways, being a Catholic is different than living a Catholic life. Being a Catholic is a minimum - a baseline. All it takes is a ceremony before memory... But living the Catholic life that promises the hope of eternal salvation... well that's something entirely different. That's no minimum, that's the adventure that we hope you're here for!

If You’ve

  • Been divorced and haven’t remarried...
  • Been away for a great many years...
  • Been a member of another faith...
  • Sinned and Fallen Short of the Glory of God...

All you need to do is go to confession! That’s it. Then you’re ready to come back to the life of the Sacraments. If confession seems a bit scary, then don't fret. Just contact one of our clergy at (318) 352-3422 or Rector@MinorBasilica.org. They'll be happy to work with you. If you've already made your confession, don't forget to official Join The Parish.

If you've

  • Been divorced and remarried...
  • Had an abortion...
  • Publicly denied your Christian Faith and formally joined a non-Christian community of faith...
  • Desecrated the Holy Eucharist...

Don't fret! Then mercy and forgiveness are still waiting for you! Just make an appointment with one of our clergy ((318) 352-3422 or Rector@MinorBasilica.org) to discuss the next step on the path to the life of grace.

Don’t let anything get in the way once God directs you! For what shall separate us from the Love of God... neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation...