Be joyful in spreading the Good News
Nearly everywhere he travels, whether by commuter plane or jet, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, inevitably engages in conversation with non-Catholics curious about the Catholic Church and its beliefs.
Catholic Charities’ ESL program gets college boost
Oh, if the walls of Newcomb Hall on the Tulane campus could speak! Built in 1918, the historic building has been home to numerous studies and currently houses the school’s language department during the day and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans’ English as a Second Language program for adults from various countries at night.
Nurturing Catholic identity in schools is a team job
“Education is integral to the mission of the Catholic Church to proclaim thegood news,” Pope Benedict XVI said in 2008.
Abortion clinics needs stringent rules
The state’s five outpatient abortion clinics – two of them in the Archdiocese of New Orleans – should be subject to “common-sense regulations” similar to those governing other medical professionals and facilities, said Benjamin Clapper, executive director of Louisiana Right to Life.
St. Paul the Apostle honors three ‘MLK’ stalwarts
In appreciation for their “wisdom, leadership and long years of membership” at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Orleans East, Louis Alexander, Yvonne Johnson and Yvonne Bechet were recognized Jan. 19 at the 10 a.m. Mass with the Martin Luther King award.
St. Anthony pastor missed celebrating Mass
Dominican Father John Restrepo, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Orleans, had major back surgery in January, and the last Mass he was able to celebrate was on Jan. 12.