Mass impels us toward mission
A Chicago pastor who has analyzed vibrant Catholic parishes across the country told the 32nd Annual Hofinger Conference Jan. 10 that the Mass is “the launching pad” for the faithful to propel the challenging mission of Jesus Christ into the world.
Getting teens to understand that every life has value
Brother Martin students received food for thought about the value of life Jan. 10 when the Louisiana Right to Life Office brought ACCESS Pregnancy and Referral’s new mobile pregnancy unit to their campus.
“What makes us equal?” Mary Nadeau, Louisiana Right to Life special projects coordinator and 40 Days for Life Louisiana coordinator, asked junior students. “Being human makes us equal.”
SVDP pharmacy program expands to northshore
Ronald Rome is filling a growing need. As a licensed, retired pharmacist, he volunteers filling prescriptions at the recently opened St. Vincent de Paul satellite intake location on the northshore.
Refurbished ‘Entombed Jesus’ back at St. Alphonsus Church
Covington-based restoration artist Gianna Salande, above, returned “Entombed Jesus,” a circa-1940s plaster statue of the expired Christ, to St. Alphonsus Church in New Orleans Jan. 4 after devoting nearly a year to its complete overhaul.
Thank you, Bishop Perry, for your trailblazing life
New Orleans Auxiliary Bishop Harold R. Perry, who died in 1991, was ordained to the priesthood 70 years ago on Jan. 6, 1944. The following is an excerpt from “Diary of an Unapologetic Roman Catholic Priest,” by Father R. Tony Ricard, published by Two Knights Publishing Co.
Pope’s Holy Land pilgrimage will be a ‘cry for peace’
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) – Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem welcomed the announcement of Pope Francis’ May visit to the Holy Land and said he hopes the pilgrimage will be a “cry for peace,” particularly for Palestinians, Israelis, Syrians and others beset by conflict.