St. Charles Borromeo's prayers have papal purpose
Last September, students at St. Charles Borromeo embraced an ambitious mission: to pray 1 million Hail Marys during the 2014-15 school year for the safety of Pope Francis. The news media at the time was rife with reports that the Holy Father was a potential target of ISIL terrorists.
Youth Bible tailored to interests of black Catholics
St. Mary’s Press, in collaboration with the National Black Catholic Congress, has produced the first Catholic Bible designed from the African-American perspective.
St. Anselm recipes offer variety, ease
Lisa Giardina is so renowned for her bread pudding at St. Anselm Church, one of her fellow parishioners calls her “Brenda” – a combination of “bread pudding” and “Lisa” – by mistake.
Giardina has no plans to correct the misnomer.
Synod discernment is open to the Holy Spirit
The 9th General Synod of the Archdiocese of New Orleans has been picking up steam. Can you give us an update on what’s been happening and where we’re going?
I want to first express my profound gratitude to everyone involved in the discernment process.
Religious celebrate the joy of consecrated life
In ushering in a Year of Consecrated Life for women and men religious last November, Pope Francis urged the people who have offered their lives in vowed service to the church to “wake up the world” with their joyful lives.
Nonagenarian loves serving God, family, friends
If 93-year-old Imogene “Jean” Brennan can’t be found opening St. Matthew the Apostle Church for morning Mass as sacristan or praying with the St. Matthew Cares prayer warriors or Holy Name Society, try to catch her working the food pantry or with the Silver Trotters at St. Rita Church, playing cards, line dancing at the Harahan Senior Center or doing low-impact Jazzercise.