Tornado’s devastation brings out the best in people
Riding down Chef Menteur Highway Feb. 10 seemed eerily familiar: Downed power lines, blue tarps on roofs, rubble that was once houses and businesses. Only it wasn’t remnants of Hurricane Katrina that hit this neighborhood in 2005. It was an EF3-rated tornado, according to the National Weather service, that hit Feb. 7, damaging approximately 300 homes and injuring 33 people within minutes, leaving multiple families homeless.
Pep rallies, paper airplanes and the LSUNO gauntlet
When Joseph Narcisse graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1958, he had large dreams and short pockets.
Archdiocese rallies to help tornado victims in N.O. East
Your heart and your prayers must go out to the people of New Orleans East who lost so much in the tornadoes on Feb. 7.
Keeping the faith – for a third time
Vergie and Roger Davis of Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in New Orleans East, who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, have been through natural disasters of near biblical proportions before.
Retired Benedictine Abbot Patrick Regan dies at 79
(Obituary courtesy St. Joseph Abbey; In 2014, the Clarion Herald interviewed Abbot Patrick about his years in religious life. Scroll to the bottom for Peter Finney Jr.'s column: "Abbot Patrick: Living in community fosters growth.")
Benedictine Abbot Patrick Regan, retired abbot of St. Joseph Abbey, died peacefully at the abbey in St. Benedict, Louisiana, on Feb. 8. He was 79 years old.
High-clef drama for Cabrini’s young operatic singer
Being a part of the Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition of the New Orleans Opera Association was, at once, the most intimidating and exhilarating moment of my life.