A work of mercy
The two young fathers led the silent procession. The handcrafted, foot-long caskets they carried, chest-high, were as light as small jewelry boxes. The men processed single file, followed by family members, to the mausoleum of St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Destrehan on Aug. 14.
Fr. Piovan, founding pastor of Ascension of Our Lord, LaPlace, gave final years to poor of Mexico
Father Benjamin Piovan, who served for 27 years as the founding pastor of Ascension of Our Lord Church in LaPlace, was remembered at his Aug. 12 Funeral Mass as the tireless shepherd who capped off his half-century-long priesthood ministering to the drought-stricken farmers of northeastern Mexico.
Teens participate in a synod session just for them
Nearly 150 teenagers took advantage of what Mount Carmel Academy junior Abby Ponthier called “a really cool opportunity” to share insights about the Archdiocese of New Orleans with Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Aug. 2.
There will be room at the inn at Hotel Hope
An outreach ministry that will offer short-term, hotel-style lodging to homeless mothers and their children will commence next year in the former St. Matthias Convent on the grounds of Blessed Trinity Parish in Broadmoor.
Northshore artist behind look of kids’ saint series
The saints come to life on Katherine Borgatti’s canvases with such photographic precision, viewers might be tempted to talk to them.
Msgr. Carroll supported marriage, interfaith unity
Msgr. Ralph Carroll would use two watery images from the Holy Land to make a point about marriage to the couples he counseled in Catholic Engaged Encounter – retreats designed to fortify couples before they entered into the sacrament of matrimony.