Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, help
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.
‘Jesus, I trust in you’
At precisely 3 p.m. – the hour of Divine Mercy – a Divine Mercy Mass was celebrated April 12 at St. Joseph Church on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans. This Mass has been celebrated in New Orleans for more than 20 years by the local Apostles of Divine Mercy.
Bishop Fernand Cheri recalls early love for music, Mass, priesthood
My earliest memories are of going to Sunday Mass with my family at Epiphany Church in the Seventh Ward. The nine of us – my parents and seven children – would fill a whole pew and then go home to eat a big family dinner.
Father Cyprian Davis: "The History of Black Catholics in the United States"
Xavier University’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies honored Benedictine Father Cyprian Davis with the inaugural Sister Eva Regina Martin, S.S.F., Ph.D. Lecture April 8. Father Maurice Nutt, left, unveiled the cover of a revised edition of Father Davis’ seminal work, “The History of Black Catholics in the United States,” which updates his original work published 25 years ago.
Bishop Cheri, native son, welcomed back home
Newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop Ferd Cheri, who grew up in Epiphany Parish, was welcomed back home April 9 with a Mass at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church in New Orleans. The Mass was sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministries. Bishop Cheri’s family, including his mother Gladys, attended the Mass and sat in the front pew.
As Baby Noah turns 2, he’s still turning heads
The baby-blue plastic casts with Velcro straps on the feet of Noah Bracey, who will turn 2 years old on May 2, are decorated with the kind of art any rambunctious child with a NASCAR gene would love: a racing car, a black-and-white checkered flag and other cartoon symbols of speed, power and motion.