St. Jude Community Center is expert at multi-tasking
The nonprofit St. Jude Community Center unveiled its first logo June 30, a black, gold and maroon emblem that indicates – in a glance – its ministries that feed the multitudes, care for the mental and physical needs of and house the poor and homeless and provide education.
Childhood in Haiti, Brooklyn shaped Xavier's chief
Haitian president Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, on the pretext that his enemies were conspiring either to kidnap or assassinate his son Jean Claude, swiftly retaliated against the threat. Dozens of Haitians were killed by government soldiers and hundreds more were imprisoned, including Verret’s mother Lorraine.
St. Cletus’ anniversary spirit aids Ugandan orphanage
Helping strangers a continent away is how parishioners of St. Cletus Church in Gretna continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Father Tuan Anh Pham said a parishioner brought the idea of adopting the Mama and ChildAttention International Orphanage in Uganda to a parish council meeting, and the parish agreed to take a second collection monthly at Mass through April 2016 for the orphanage and to fund drilling a hole for a community water well in Mpigi, Uganda. St. Cletus School also will adopt a child.
Resources for jobs, healthcare at World Refugee Day
Employers, community health providers and various offices of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Orleans were invited June 20 to participate in “World Refugee Day” at the Hispanic Apostolate in Metairie. The organizations were on hand helping those who have recently migrated to the United States as refugees fleeing persecution, violence, war or disaster in their homeland.
Advance care planning must safeguard patients
An Obama administration proposal to pay doctors for “advance care planning” for Medicare patients is fraught with dangers for the elderly and those facing serious illnesses, and Congress needs to act quickly to protect those patients from making uniformed decisions about their care, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) said July 9 at its annual convention in New Orleans.