Quest for sacred beauty fuels architect’s painting
With sunlight peering in the front window of his Uptown home, preservation architect and artist David Dillard paints. He has spent the four months painting what he considers 14 of the most beautiful Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Budget cuts a concern at Padua Pediatrics
“Who doesn’t respond to human touch?” asked Deborah Lansing, an administrative assistant at Padua Pediatrics in Belle Chasse
During a recent visit to the 24-hour, intermediate-care facility for developmentally delayed children and young adults up to age 25, clients sponge-painted, played games, read books and colored with active treatment technicians.
Columbian Squires gaining local momentum
Say “Knights of Columbus,” and most people think of the dedicated group of Catholic men who oversee everything from parish fish fries to charitable endeavors for children, the sick and others in need.
Bishops urge Congress to fix health law flaws after high court decision
By Nancy Frazier O'Brien
Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision upholding the health reform law makes it even more urgent for Congress to act to fix the law's "fundamental flaws" on abortion funding, conscience protection and immigrants' access to health care, the U.S. bishops said.
U.S. bishops: Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in healthcare law
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued the following statement about the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The USCCB argues legislation is still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding and immigration problems.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding as a tax the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires individuals to purchase a health plan -- the so-called “individual mandate.”