Baton Rouge, LA--Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR) was recognized nationally for its work with immigrants as the recipient of the 2018 Midsouth Pro Bono Champion Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

AILA praised the agency for “tirelessly fulfilling its mission of ‘welcoming the stranger’ for decades.”  With a staff comprised of immigration attorneys, paralegals, and Department of Justice Accredited Representatives, CCDBR provides pro bono and low cost legal representation to individuals with immigration legal needs, and also works within the State’s two primary immigration detention facilities to educate detainees on their rights.

CCDBR is seeking a Bilingual Immigration Attorney to join its award-winning team. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain immigration experience in a dynamic and multi-faceted office. CCDBR handles community-based immigration cases, removal defense, and weekly access to immigration detention centers through the Legal Orientation Program. Great benefits. Work for the heart. Click this link to see the job description.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Joseph Cathedral will host their annual Way of the Cross downtown Good Friday, March 30, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The procession begins at St. Joseph Cathedral, travels a 14-station route throughout the State Capitol grounds, returning to the steps of the Cathedral.  

The Way of the Cross is a symbolic pilgrimage highlighting the suffering of Christ in the world today through the poor, abandoned, abused, ill and homeless. It is an opportunity for the Baton Rouge faith community to come together for a day of united prayer. 

Check out this video from the 2010 Way of the Cross. 

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