One night, my daughters were fighting with each other, like most sisters do. Although a natural part of life, I told them that the fighting was not Jesus-like and very “ugly.” My daughters started to cry and asked me, “Why would you say we are ugly?” I ensured both of them that they were beautiful creatures of God. Yet, in this moment of fighting, their souls – or their life beings – were “ugly,” which was not aligned with Jesus and his teachings.
A cremation garden currently under construction inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 in New Orleans will offer hundreds of new burial niches for the exclusive use of military veterans, first responders and their families.
Queridos hermanos uno de los sentimientos más profundos de toda persona humana es el temor frente a la inseguridad, frente a lo desconocido, frente a lo que no controlamos. Por eso, una de las motivaciones más comunes para nuestras decisiones, para nuestros actos, es la búsqueda de una mayor seguridad. Sin darnos cuenta esa misma motivación la utilizamos en nuestra relación con Dios. Buscamos la seguridad ante él, que Dios no sea una amenaza para nuestra vida. Queremos tenerle de nuestro lado. Y tenemos la tentación de querer comprar su benevolencia, de asegurarnos de que Dios está a nuestro favor.
It wasn’t the first go-round for 40 or so members of the Catholic Women’s Giving Circle of the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) to take a bus tour to nonprofit organizations that they support. But it was the first time the 2019 grant recipients – with missions concentrated in the circle’s 2019 focus on “Family Health – Spiritual, Emotional, Physical” – relayed how they benefitted from their share of the circle’s $142,500 grants this year.
Deacon Brent Bourgeois was ordained as a permanent deacon in 2009 for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and serves as a spiritual care coordinator for Notre Dame Hospice of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The models in a luncheon-fashion show Oct. 9 at Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner had the crowd clapping and cheering as they twirled, waved and sashayed down the runway sporting the latest fall fashions.
When tragedy struck New Orleans on Oct. 12 – with the sudden collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel under construction on Canal and North Rampart streets – the Archdiocese of New Orleans responded immediately to minister to the needs of the families of the three men who died as well the needs of other construction workers and first responders.
Next fall, New Orleans will host the Catholic Cemetery Conference’s annual convention and exposition. Open to cemetery professionals from across the United States, Canada and Australia, the gathering typically attracts 300 to 500 attendees who are united in a common mission to uphold burial of the dead as a corporal work of mercy.
St. Ignatius was on to something foundational about the spiritual life. In the 1500s, the founder of the Jesuits – and the Spiritual Exercises – insisted that his new colleagues use a daily “examen” to review what they had done or what had happened to them during that day, and they should never forget gratitude – being grateful for those graces, small and large, they had received from God.
¿Qué piensa sobre el trágico colapso del Hard Rock Hotel que, estaba en construcción en Canal Street? La destrucción en sí misma es trágica, pero el hecho de que quitó la vida de tres personas y, lastimó a tantos otros trabajadores es, la verdadera tragedia.
Cabrini High School’s swim team took to heart that October is breast cancer awareness month and hosted the annual “Stand Up to Cancer Invitational Swim Meet Oct. 12 at the University of New Orleans’ Aquatic Center.
Students in Robert Sanders’ pre-engineering class at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie recently participated in a “Great Vehicle Race” during class time The project had students brainstorming, building, testing and improving a vehicle that would travel as far as possible along a straight line on the ground.
What are your thoughts about the tragic collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel that was under construction on Canal Street? The destruction itself is tragic, but the fact that it robbed the lives of three people and hurt so many other workers is the real tragedy. This is not a time for us as outside observers to assess what went wrong with the building.
I’m not without guilt, and I’m not going to cast a stone at a news industry or its colleagues who determine its business model. So, I offer this admonition as a constructive observation learned from my experience in the print news media about the wants and desires of readers: