By Peter Finney Jr., Clarion Herald Catholic Community Radio, which operates 690-AM WQNO in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and also provides Catholic radio programming
HOUMA, La. – Speaking to a Houma-Thibodaux community that intimately understands the power of water to sustain life and livelihood, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre told his new flock Oct. 30 that Jesus’ command to his apostles to cast their nets into the deep resonates 2,000 years later as Christians face an increasingly secular culture searching for answers.
Inside a packed St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Houma, Bishop Fabre, 50, was installed as the fourth bishop of Houma-Thibodaux by Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States who was representing Pope Francis.
Bishop Shelton J. Fabre delivered the following homily at his Mass of Farewell from the Archdiocese of New Orleans at St. Louis Cathedral on Oct. 21. He was to be installed as the fourth bishop of Houma-Thibodaux on Oct. 30: