By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – Catholic dioceses, including the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and charities are quickly organizing to help in
She will turn 84 in September and she is smiling through her rehab from a car accident and hip replacement surgery, but Daughter of Charity Sister Anthony Barczykowski continues to greet each day as an opportunity for both spiritual growth and helping anyone she meets.
Oh, if the walls of Newcomb Hall on the Tulane campus could speak! Built in 1918, the historic building has been home to numerous studies and currently houses the school’s language department during the day and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans’ English as a Second Language program for adults from various countries at night.
As some residents devise a hurricane preparedness plan for 2013, others are still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac a year ago.
It is the latter that Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) continues to assist through its Hurricane Isaac Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP), established after the hurricane struck Louisiana Aug. 28 and lingered slowly along the coast for another day, causing tidal surges to devastate 26 parishes in Louisiana.
Marianite Sister Marjorie Hebert had served for the last four months as the interim president and chief operating officer of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO).
At the end of a national search, Archbishop Gregory Aymond announced May 1 that Sister Marjorie would lead the organization as its permanent president/CEO, saying her experience in education, health care, community and building “will continue to be a blessing” to the archdiocese and the Catholic Charities.