‘Prayerful discernment’ will be the guide
It is called a diocesan synod – a grassroots gathering of priests, deacons, religious and laypeople – with the expressed purpose of assisting the bishop in leading his diocese.
It is also a lot of work, but it is something Archbishop Gregory Aymond believes the Archdiocese of New Orleans is being called to engage in to set priorities for mission and service over the next three to five years.
Ninth general synod
Answering God’s Call ~ Following God’s Lead
Recognizing the Archdiocese of New Orleans is called to discern God’s vision and priorities for our local Church;
Believing we are called to reflect on what we, as a local Church, have done well and how we can continue to use the gifts we have received in service of God and our sisters and brothers;
Knowing it is important for us to hear the needs, expectations and aspirations of the Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans;
‘Team Up Against Violence’ set for April 12 at NDS
On April 12, members of our community will gather for a day of reflection. Team Up Against Violence is an initiative with the goal of bringing awareness to violence and inequality currently plaguing our city.
2017: 500th anniversary of Luther's '95 Theses'
It was the seminal event of Western Christianity over the last 500 years.
Like St. Francis, it’s time to fall on our knees
Kneel before the Lord, invest your heart in him, rest in the Spirit’s love, and do your best to fulfill God’s will.
Pope, Obama discuss religious freedom, life issues
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In their first encounter, Pope Francis received U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27 for a discussion that touched on several areas of tension between the Catholic Church and the White House, including religious freedom and medical ethics.