Hungry receive Good Shepherd’s tender loving care
It takes 15 minutes for members of Good Shepherd Parish’s St. Vincent de Paul group to dispense 200 boxed lunches to the homeless and working poor who come to the Rebuild Center at St. Joseph Church in downtown New Orleans.
Two new personal parishes for Vietnamese Catholics
On July 2, Archbishop Gregory Aymond established St. Joseph Parish in Algiers to serve as a personal parish for Vietnamese Catholics. It had served previously as mission church of St. Agnes Le Thi Thanh Parish. Father Joseph Thang Nguyen will serve as the first pastor.
St. Benilde cantor records CDs, gives free concert
Music has been a driving force in Cathy Gianfala Carriere’s life since birth. Coming from a musical family, she remembers her first performance on stage at age 5 with her father’s band, then progressing to Catholic church choirs and studying voice at Loyola University and classical guitar.
Court: Can’t require covering contraceptives
WASHINGTON (CNS) – In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Sister Anthony: A lifetime of serving the poor
She will turn 84 in September and she is smiling through her rehab from a car accident and hip replacement surgery, but Daughter of Charity Sister Anthony Barczykowski continues to greet each day as an opportunity for both spiritual growth and helping anyone she meets.
Recent consultative session held at St. Mary of the Angels
St. Mary of the Angels in New Orleans was the site June 19 for a consultative session for people in the Archdiocese of New Orleans to discuss what it is they think the archdiocese is doing well, what it could improve on and what it needs to do that it wasn't already doing.