I am not a gambler. I work too hard for my money. I thank God for that special blessing because I’ve heard and read many stories about what a gambling addiction can do. When the thrill of plopping down cash, or bitcoins, on the nose of a horse or a 19-year-old freshman quarterback with girlfriend troubles takes precedence over groceries, medicine and electricity, it ruins the lives of entire families, not just the life of the gambler.
Four deacons will be ordained as priests for the Archdiocese of New Orleans at a Mass of Ordination June 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral. The deacons are, from left, Vincent Nguyen, Dominic Arcuri, Cletus Orji and Thien Nguyen.
When you’re in your 20s and 30s, you often feel invincible – like there’s so much time to make mistakes because you’ll fix them tomorrow. It’s easy to boast that this is the time to do whatever you want. But then something happens. Maybe you lose your job or your longtime friend stops returning your texts.
At Tulane University, the time has come for the school to fix its baseball problem. Since 2008, Tulane’s once flagship athletic team has reached the NCAA Tournament twice. The reason why is something that has persisted through the end of the very successful tenure of Rick Jones, through the brief and successful tenure of David Pierce, and now through two years of current head coach Travis Jewett.
We celebrate one of those “hidden” holidays of the year on May 28 – Memorial Day. Why do you think Memorial Day does not get as much attention as other national holidays? If my memory is correct, as a kid, it was not even celebrated as a holiday from work, and I don’t really know why.
Celebramos una de esas fiestas “ocultas” del año, el 28 de mayo – Día de los Caídos. ¿Por qué cree que Memorial Day, no recibe tanta atención como otras fiestas nacionales? Si mi memoria es correcta, cuando era niño, ni siquiera se celebraba como día libre de trabajo, y realmente no sé por qué.
The Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees has selected its first layperson and first female president with the selection of Tania Tetlow, J.D., as its 17th president since its founding in 1912, succeeding Jesuit Father Kevin Wildes.
In ordaining eight men to the transitional diaconate May 19 at St. Louis Cathedral, the final step before ordination to the priesthood, Archbishop Gregory Aymond said the new deacons should be the voice of the church in caring for those on the margins of society. “The word deacon comes from the Greek, and it means serving God by caring for others,” Archbishop Aymond at the Mass of Ordination.
PEACE PRAYER WALK, monthly walk in neighborhoods sponsored by the Office of Justice and Peace, Office of Racial Harmony and Isaiah 43 Program. May 29, 6 p.m., St. Augustine Parish, 1210 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans. Rain date: May 31. 310-8772.
Warning that violence will never bring peace, Pope Francis urged all sides to do all they can to foster dialogue in the Middle East. “I am very worried about the intensifying tensions in the Holy Land and the Middle East and about the spiral of violence that increasingly leads away from the path of peace, dialogue and negotiations,” he said in an appeal May 16 during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
The end of each semester brings its own sense of relief – to both students and teachers. As discussions start lagging and increased silence becomes the response to questions, I can feel my patience wearing thin. This year was particularly difficult.
Pictured above, from left to right: Brother Martin coach Bruce Himbert and his 2018 bowling champions Brennan Brouillette, Carson Sheehan, Brandon Bonvillain, Justin Ducote, principal Ryan Gallagher, Jonathan Fernandez, Drew Gardner, Will Oertling, Hunter Dunn and Cody Schaffer.
At the Landing Retirement Community in Algiers, we are blessed to receive the Clarion Herald each week. When I read the article about the need to postpone the reception of first Communion (“When serious illness postponed Communion, St. Ann rallied,” May 19 issue), it reminded me of a story my mother told me.
St. Scholastica Academy teamed with St. Paul’s in an exchange program with Colegio Cristóbal Colón, a Lasallian school in Naucalpan, México. St. Paul’s students Trey Paine, Brock Zornes, Blake Bollinger and Ben Broussard with St. Scholastica’s Maddy Pye and Mary Larson; St. Paul’s Spanish teacher Liz Bret (kneeling).
Ursuline Academy participated in the citywide “300 Angels of Unity NOLA Tricentennial Project” in a big way on May 7. The initiative called on everyone in New Orleans to be an “angel” by wearing wings to school, work and their favorite places throughout the city.
St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s Mu Alpha Theta club earned several wins at a math tournament at Brother Martin High School. Dominican placed in these categories – Individual Tests: Elise Bourg, Gracie Manthey, Sara Miller, Bella Ockman, Celeste Patron, Lexi Raymond, Algebra II, honorable mention; Elise Cresson, pre-calculus, second place, and Anne D’Armond, Maggie Latham, Isabelle Mermilliod, Olivia Singleton, Haley Williams, honorable mention; Victoria Cheung, Calculus A, honorable mention, first in Algebra II and third in pre-calculus/calculus in the interschool test.
The Mount Carmel volleyball team (above) celebrates its Division I championship match victory over St. Joseph’s Academy on Nov. 11, 2017, at the Pontchartrain Center. The win was the first of 16 state, class or division titles won by Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans during the 2017-18 school year.