Pope: Christ’s passion leads us to joy
VATICAN CITY (CNS) –Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass as pope March 24, telling an overflow crowd in St. Peter’s Square that Christ’s death on the cross is a source of eternal consolation and joy.
Planned Parenthood’s abortion expansion
(Editor's Note: This photograph by Clarion Herald photographer Frank J. Methe was taken on Monday, March 25. On Tuesday, March 26, demolition was begun and nearly completed on the building on the left.)
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has purchased property on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans where it plans to build a $4.2 million regional facility that will perform abortions, leaders of an interfaith alliance called NOLA Needs Peace said.
Mount Carmel teacher shares faith through poetry
Joan Gass has been writing her musings for years, not really thinking it would amount to a published work.
But this year, after encouragement from a friend in Marietta, Ga., who by chance met a Christian book publisher from Georgia, Gass published “Alpha Bits of Prayer,” a 46-page book of poems, one for each letter of the alphabet. The title was easy since Jesus is the Alpha and Omega.
Big Read Project ends with student, elder insights
Encouraging reading among Americans is the impetus behind the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Big Read” project.
Locally, Xavier University of Louisiana, in partnership with the New Orleans Public Library, was awarded a “Big Read” grant from the NEA this year to take part in the project to encourage reading everywhere – in schools, libraries and bookstores.
Bensons fund $7M seminary renovation
As Tom Benson and his wife Gayle stood at the top steps of Notre Dame Seminary March 11, dozens of seminarians walked up single file and shook hands with the owner of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Hornets, thankful for his gift of $7 million to restore Archbishop Shaw Hall, the massive, main residence on South Carrollton Avenue that was built in 1923.
Pope Francis: God’s mercy is awesome
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Citing a distinguished German theologian and an anonymous elderly penitent from Argentina, Pope Francis told an overflow crowd in St. Peter’s Square never to despair of God’s mercy to sinners.