From church to mosque, a search for NOLA peace
A $2.5 million proposal jointly presented to the Casey Family Foundation by 38 faith communities, including 12 Catholic church parishes, to support church-based peace initiatives in the Greater New Orleans area is an important step in addressing violence and other social ills, said project coordinator Joseph Givens.
St. Ben’s Vianney Hall restorations
Baton Rouge Bishop Robert Muench was a New Orleans seminarian at St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict in 1960, and for some odd reason, he seems to remember August the most.
Be joyful in spreading the Good News
Nearly everywhere he travels, whether by commuter plane or jet, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, inevitably engages in conversation with non-Catholics curious about the Catholic Church and its beliefs.
Catholic Charities’ ESL program gets college boost
Oh, if the walls of Newcomb Hall on the Tulane campus could speak! Built in 1918, the historic building has been home to numerous studies and currently houses the school’s language department during the day and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans’ English as a Second Language program for adults from various countries at night.
Nurturing Catholic identity in schools is a team job
“Education is integral to the mission of the Catholic Church to proclaim thegood news,” Pope Benedict XVI said in 2008.
Abortion clinics needs stringent rules
The state’s five outpatient abortion clinics – two of them in the Archdiocese of New Orleans – should be subject to “common-sense regulations” similar to those governing other medical professionals and facilities, said Benjamin Clapper, executive director of Louisiana Right to Life.