George Weigel: Catholics draw others through friendship with Christ


With the weakening of cultural Catholicism over the last 40 years, American Catholics are being asked to play new and “unexpected roles” as they embrace the new evangelization called for so boldly by Pope John Paul II at the end of the second millennium, author George Weigel told the annual Catholic Foundation Dinner of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Nov. 19.

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Catholic Foundation welcomes new director

In his previous position of fund-raising for the construction of a multimillion-dollar rehearsal facility for the LSU Tiger Band, J. Steven Covington (right), the new executive director of the Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, said he came to understand the connection between passion and purpose.

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