For the first time in its 102-year history, the University of Holy Cross (UHC) has built a residence hall on campus for local and out-of-state students. And, on Aug. 12, the first wave of residents was busy moving in as finishing touches were going on around them.
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS (CCSCC), general monthly meeting, including publicity, parliamentarian and CCSCC representative workshops, Aug. 27, with registration at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. St. Philip Neri School, 6600 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Publicity chairs, parliamentarians and CCSCC representatives of member parent clubs learn about responsibilities as parent club board members. Details: president Cindy Wooderson, 301-4321, email@example.com.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond released the following letter to the people of the Archdiocese of New Orleans detailing ways the Catholic Church in the United States is responding to accusations of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults.
The Aug. 3 Vatican announcement of the church’s rescinding of its conditional acceptance of the death penalty serves as a shout for life that should awaken the consciences of Catholics, especially in the United States.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond will be the principal celebrant of a Mass on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, with the intention of “the Church asking for forgiveness and for the healing of victims” of sexual abuse.
Today at St. Louis Cathedral we celebrated the Patron of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, St. Louis King of France. In today’s homily, I directly address the abuses being brought to light in the US church with a plea for forgiveness and a promise of change.
Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such “atrocities”.
We are still hurting from the recent accusations against a local deacon, a cardinal and the information in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. Our feelings of anger and disappointment are appropriate. The very first step in moving forward is to seek forgiveness. On behalf of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, I sincerely and humbly apologize for any wrongdoing by the church or its leadership.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Among the thousands of young altar servers braving the sweltering Rome heat, a group from the United States sat patiently in the shade of the colonnade in St. Peter’s Square waiting to take their seats.
In its 53nd year of fielding a football team, Archbishop Shaw High will finally play “home” football games at its real home. Since its first varsity season as a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association in 1966, Shaw had rented Harold “Hoss” Memtsas Stadium on the West Jefferson High campus for home games.
With a statistic that nearly 40,000 Americans commit suicide annually – making suicide the second most common cause of death among adolescents and becoming prevalent among college students – Dr. Diana Wilson knew people locally were hurting. So, she organized a group that offered a safe space where individuals could share their unimaginable grief due to suicide.
On a recent local TV show, Tulane University’s director of athletics Troy Dannen detailed one of the reasons why he hired men’s basketball coach Mike Dunleavy. “Our basketball program needed shock paddles,” said Dannen.
When the image of a mother pelican feeding her chicks is seen in the architecture of a Louisiana Catholic church, observers might logically assume it was placed there as a nod to the state bird. That assumption would be incorrect.
Xavier University of Louisiana and its Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will become the new hub for the advancement of sainthood causes of African American Catholics, it was announced July 31 by university president Dr. Reynold Verret at the university’s St. Katharine Drexel chapel.
A completely refurbished, 24-room motel is set to expand the loving embrace of Hotel Hope, the local non-profit staffed by the Sisters of the Presentation that offers emergency shelter to homeless mothers and their children.