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Planned Giving

Put the Checkbook Away:
Turn Today’s Gift into a Gift for Tomorrow


When people think about giving to a charitable institution like the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, cash seems like the easiest way to give. Simply write a check, and your generosity helps address our most immediate needs. But, what about the long-term needs of those we serve? What about them?

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And, for additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website:http://officeofstewardship.planmylegacy.org

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  • Unlike Your Creator, Unlike Your Father

    Unlike Your Creator, Unlike Your Father

    A Promethean tale of creation and recreation, Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel Frankenstein has long appeared on student reading lists. As they read, young people familiar with any of several cinematic treatments are surprised by the differences between book and film. Partly due to Boris Karloff’s classic verdant-hued, flat-topped, bolt-in-the-neck

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  • A Light, Silent Sound

    Gifted businessman Max DePree distilled years of experience as Chairman of the Herman Miller Company into several very popular books on the subject of leadership. The opening chapter of his bestseller Leadership Jazz is entitled “Finding One’s Voice” and closes with the following story: “A German machine tool company once developed a very fine bit for drilling holes in steel. The tiny bit could bore a hole about the size of a human hair. This seemed

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  • If You Could Make a Single Wish . . .

    If You Could Make a Single Wish . . .

    One parlor game is almost as old as conversation itself. It involves a simple question, asked in a variety of ways. If you could make a single wish, what would you desire? If you could have anything you wanted, what would you want? Bored partygoers ask it of each other, teachers ask it of their students, and parents of

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  • Knowing Who You Are

    Nike offers a swoosh, Steve Jobs served an apple, Izod an alligator, the postal service its eagle, and Prudential the rock. In an image-saturated culture, brand and corporate identity are crucial. In the business world, who you are is important, but accurately translating your identity into relationships with customers and clients is everything.  A workable logo may be key, and colors are important. Slogans and tag lines leave an impression. But

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  • I’m Watching You


    He won Academy Awards for playing Jake LaMotta and the young Vito Corleone. Arguably, he’s better known for portraying Travis Bickle and Jimmy Conway. For another generation of moviegoers, however, Robert De Niro may be just as well known for a now ubiquitous gesture he popularized as Jack Tiberius Byrnes, a retired CIA agent and Ben Stiller’s father-in-law in a series of recent comedies. “I’m

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Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
All we are, and all we possess, are gifts from God for our use and for the blessing of others. Through wise stewardship, we invest our time, our talents and our treasures to the glory of God.

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