Archbishop Aymond dedicates renovated St. Joseph’s Hall
With businessman Frank Stewart standing at his side, Archbishop Gregory Aymond dedicated the renovated St. Joseph Hall at Notre Dame Seminary Aug. 22. Father James Wehner, middle, rector-president of Notre Dame Seminary, helps Archbishop Aymond unveil a plaque in the Stewarts’ honor.
Pete Fountain played for the pope – and the people
Pete Fountain, who played his soulful clarinet for St. John Paul II during his 1987 papal Mass in New Orleans and for thousands of admirers during a lifetime of Fat Tuesdays, Jazz Fests and television appearances, was described at his Funeral Mass at St. Louis Cathedral Aug. 17 as a humble musical genius who let God shine through his work.
Drinking from the deep well of the Prodigal Father
Anyone with even a Cliffs Notes understanding of the Bible is familiar with the Parable of the Prodigal Son. According to literary folklore, Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson called the Parable of the Prodigal Son the greatest short story ever told.
We can help flood victims with our prayers and pockets
It seems as though meteorologists are always talking about the “50-year flood” or the “100-year flood,” but south Louisiana seems to get pounded by water more frequently than that. Were you surprised by the devastation of the recent flooding in the dioceses of Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles?
Msgr. Lipps taught Jesus’ Word with every breath
Msgr. Frank Lipps almost didn’t become a priest. The way Sam Caruso – a seminary classmate of “Father Frank” who gave the first reading at Msgr. Lipps’ funeral Aug. 19 – tells it, Msgr. Lipps had interesting classmates known for shenanigans.
In a disaster, paying it forward
Catholic parishes and schools throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans have answered the call to help their brothers in need all over Louisiana after a recent 1,000-year rain event inundated many communities and left people without homes or even basic necessities.