With America’s current racial picture including everything from the rise of white nationalism to the supplanting of African Americans by Latinos as the country’s largest minority group, black Catholics must keep fighting for “a place at the table” in the American Catholic Church. So said Father Donald Sterling, addressing the Joint Congress of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus and National Black Sisters Conference held this month in New Orleans.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center (the former Cenacle Retreat House) will host a three-day retreat for men on the theme, “Man Up! Living Our Call to Discipleship and Holiness,” Oct. 19-21 at the center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie.
Catholic Community Radio, which operates 690-AM WQNO in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and also provides Catholic radio programming to the dioceses of Baton Rouge and Houma-Thibodaux, will present its second annual Jam & Jazz Chef’s Brunch with chefs John Folse and Leah Chase Sept. 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the NOPSI Hotel, 317 Baronne St., New Orleans.
Over the years, there have been hundreds (I guess) of investigations the Louisiana High School Athletic Association for rules violations. I say “I guess” because the news media never knew for sure. Such inquiries were usually kept quiet as they proceeded. Some involved violations, some did not.
In the last judgment scene of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus sends a severe warning that hell awaits those who ignore meeting the essential human needs of the poor and vulnerable – and thus likewise, ignore him.
Since 2014, Knights of Peter Claver Auxiliary Court 394 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church has awarded $9,600 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are parishioners. In 2018, the ladies auxiliary awarded seven $500 scholarships. Two recipients received scholarships that were fully funded by individual parishioners.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program does more than teach girls entrepreneurship skills – it helps and prepares them for college. Two Catholic high school graduates were among the seven graduating Girl Scouts to receive the 2018 Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s Cookies to College Scholarship worth $1,000.
Having attended the Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs’ (CCSCC) annual Christmas luncheon for over two decades, I knew Marion Uzee as the sweet woman, who at the luncheon’s end, read a poem she had scribed to determine the winners of the tabletop decoration.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – “No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being covered up,” Pope Francis said in a letter addressed “to the people of God.”
WASHINGTON (CNS) – The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Aug. 16 announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address the “moral catastrophe” of the new abuse scandal hitting the U.S. church.
Para el: Clero, Religiosos y Laicos, en la Arquidiócesis de Nueva Orleáns. Queridas Hermanas y Hermanos en Cristo: Todavía nos duele las recientes acusaciones contra un diácono local, un cardenal, y la información del reporte del Gran Jurado de Pensilvania. Nuestros sentimientos de enojo y desilusión son apropiados. El primer paso para seguir adelante es buscar el perdón. En nombre de la Arquidiócesis de Nueva Orleáns, sinceramente y humildemente, me disculpo por cualquier error cometido por la Iglesia o su liderazgo.