More than two dozen graduates of Catholic elementary and high schools were recently honored as “Distinguished Alumni” at a brunch and award ceremony at St. Philip Neri’s parish center. After an opening prayer, Archbishop Gregory Aymond thanked the honorees, who were nominated by their school communities, for witnessing to the values of Catholic education into adulthood.
Abby Hagen and her fiancé, Dr. Trevor Boudreaux, were at daily Mass July 10 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on State Street, and it was difficult to tell who was producing more water – Abby’s eyes or the New Orleans skies.
Dr. Tracy Bonday, J.D., M.S. Ed, who served from 2015-19 as superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, and led a strategic planning initiative to maintain the longtime viability of Catholic schools, has been named head of the high school division of Ursuline Academy.
It was an interesting re-do. If there is such a thing. The website bleacherreport.com did the 2017 NFL Draft over. In the first round of the re-worked draft, the Saints had three of the top nine selections.
WASHINGTON (CNS) – El Museo Smithsonian de Historia Americana está considerando la posibilidad de adquirir para su colección dibujos de centros de detención realizados por niños de 10 y 11 años mientras estaban en un centro de Caridades Católicas de Texas. Los dibujos parecen reflejar sus vidas en jaulas o espacios con rejas, parecidas a fotos que se han publicado del interior de centros de detención para migrantes.
Queridos hermanos el evangelio de este domingo se suele leer en clave de confrontación entre la acción y la contemplación, entre el compromiso activo y la oración. Y, a juzgar por las severas palabras que Jesús dirige a Marta, sería la oración la que saldría ganando. Algo, por cierto, que no está muy en sintonía con la mentalidad actual.
During the Mass celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi, I sat in the pew, gulping my water, while seemingly squirming around in my seat. I’m sure the people behind me were awfully confused and perhaps even a bit perturbed.
Through Jesus’ death on the cross, St. Paul says, “the world has been crucified” to him and he to the world (Gal 6:14). With this shocking image – think of what crucifixion is – St. Paul declares the end of his connection with “the world.” But what is this “world” to which he no longer has any ties?
While high school sports are at a standstill during these few months that the students are on vacation, the temporary hiatus becomes the perfect time to venture through the pages of history, which has become easier by reading microfilm pages of The Times-Picayune and other local newspapers during the heyday of daily publications.
Are you the brave type of person who tries something new or goes exploring while others wait? Or are you more like the proverbial brothers who refuse to try “Life” cereal until coaxing “Mikey” to try it first?
In April 2015, when an appellate court ruled that Rhonda Oliver had been over-sentenced by 10 years, Oliver was immediately released from St. Gabriel Penitentiary with a prison-issued $20 debit card and the clothes on her back.
Rudy Ruettiger, the subject of the 1993 movie “Rudy” about a young man who never gave up his dream to play football for the University of Notre Dame, will give a motivational talk July 12 at 7 p.m. at Visitation of Our Lady Church in Marrero.