Daughter: Peter Finney Sr. was ‘my happy Kismet’
One of New Orleans’ beautiful eccentricities can be seen through a pair of attic windows above Madison and Chartres streets.
‘Shrine on Airline’ has become a second-class venue
After a drive to Birmingham for LSU’s portion of SEC media days, I was ready to take it easy. But, thanks to my colleague at WGNO Sports, Robert O’Shields, I learned a lot.
New playoff brackets short-change ‘Selects’
What if the LHSAA held a Division I basketball playoff and just two teams showed up? If your retort is “Huh?” let me explain.
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.