Clarion Herald captures four major awards at Catholic Media Convention!
The Clarion Herald captured four major awards at the 2012 Catholic Media Conference in Indianapolis June 20-22, including first-place recognition for best newspaper website (www.clarionherald.org) and for best “one-shot” special section (“A Hero's Life”) devoted to the life of the late Archbishop Philip M. Hannan.
In addition, Clarion Herald editor Peter Finney Jr. won two third-place awards for best general commentary column and for best sports column or feature.
Historic hiring at St. Augustine
St. Augustine High School in New Orleans began writing a new chapter in its history June 13 with the announcement of a non-Josephite and a woman as its fourth president and chief executive officer.
A song for Haiti, from the heart
NEAR CROIS DES BOUQUETS, Haiti – In the shade of a mango tree on the rear playground of the Louverture Cleary School 20 miles northeast of Port-au-Prince, Cassandra, 11, sits on a tiny, wooden chair, the kind you might find in kindergarten.
Benedictine monks defend their right to sell caskets to public
An attorney for the Benedictine monks of St. Joseph Abbey in Covington argued before a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today that a 1932 Louisiana law requiring anyone selling a casket to be a licensed funeral director is unconstitutional and has no rationale other than "pure economic protectionism."
Archbishop Rummel wrestler: Brains and brawn
The mantra that Scott Gibbons adopted as a childhood wrestler proved valuable in high school – never settle for second.
“In any competition, second place is never good,” he said. “It’s first place or bust. Whenever you are doing anything, you have to put in whatever you can.”
A stereotypical athlete he isn’t.