Back to school at 88, Father Morin revels in Scripture
By all accounts, Oblate Father John Morin has led a full life.
He is 88 and he spent 40 years as a missionary in Haiti. After coming to New Orleans three years ago, he has celebrated daily Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on North Rampart Street and has coordinated spiritual ministry for hundreds of Haitian Catholics in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Father Buddy Noel new ecumenical officer of archdiocese
Father Emile “Buddy” Noel, who was ordained in 2012, has cherished memories of his childhood in Mobile, Ala., when his father set an early example for him of what “ecumenism” meant in real life.
Sister Marjorie Hebert is Catholic Charities' leader
Marianite Sister Marjorie Hebert had served for the last four months as the interim president and chief operating officer of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO).
At the end of a national search, Archbishop Gregory Aymond announced May 1 that Sister Marjorie would lead the organization as its permanent president/CEO, saying her experience in education, health care, community and building “will continue to be a blessing” to the archdiocese and the Catholic Charities.
Sr. Judy: Practice daily forgiveness, encouragement
While adults find it relatively easy to both forgive and offer words of encouragement to the children in their lives, they often have a much tougher time forgiving and encouraging their fellow adults, observed Marianite Sister Judith Gomila, speaking to the 80 seniors involved in Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Foster Grandparents Program.
Memorial Mass May 26 for Sister Geraldine Moran
Students conduct research on the tobacco industry
The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) has been working to fulfill its mission of a 100 percent tobacco-free Louisiana by sponsoring community advocacy grants, including research on the tobacco industry, fighting for worker’s health rights and assisting Louisiana colleges and universities in their push for tobacco-free campuses.
Mary at home with fellow Chalmette residents at MQP
She survived the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina and the Murphy Oil Spill in 2005. Though it took her years longer than her St. Bernard counterparts who joined the Catholic parish in Mandeville, a statue of the Blessed Virgin finally found a new home at Mary Queen of Peace in 2013.