Louisiana bishops oppose scheduled execution
The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops – the policy arm of the seven bishops of Louisiana – issued the following statement Jan. 30 on the pending execution of Christopher Sepulvado:
LHSAA: No budging; split football playoffs to continue
BATON ROUGE – Public school principals in the five classes of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association that field football teams voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to continue to hold separate championship playoffs, a vote non-public school principals considered a blindside.
Sensitive ministry affirms ‘fundamental dignity’ of all
Since being appointed last year by Archbishop Gregory Aymond as chaplain of the archdiocese’s pastoral outreach to Catholics with homosexual orientation, Father Salvador Galvez has learned first-hand the sensitive challenges schools face in ministering to students who have a homosexual orientation and who are at an increased risk of being ostracized or bullied.
Msgr. Ray Hebert took time to make a difference
In his decades serving as a pastor and as vicar for clergy in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Msgr. Ray Hebert, who died Jan. 16 at 85 at West Jefferson Hospital, was known for his gentle demeanor and his willingness to listen carefully with an open heart.
Catholic Charities ‘Show Your Heart Day’ in schools
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is inviting all Catholic schools to participate in the “Show Your Heart Day” fund-raiser on Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day – or near that date.
Students at archdiocesan schools are asked to donate at least $1 for Catholic Charities’ annual appeal.
Ecumenical service ends Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The culminating event of the 30th annual National Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – a worship service for people of all faiths – was held Jan. 26 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New Orleans.