'Widow's mite' still a mystery
Mt. Carmel: 141 days of the Holy Spirit in action
It remains one of the true miracles of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Situated three-quarters of a mile from the gaping hole punched by Katrina in the 17th Street Canal, Mount Carmel Academy took on more than eight feet of water.
The Katrina story: From despair to resurrection
They are calling it “Kat 10” – Hurricane Katrina plus 10 years – which carries with it the double meaning of an ominous meteorological warning.
Even in the squalor of the dome, I knew we’d survive
"Katrina” comes from the Greek word that means “catharsis” or “cleansing.” Personally – and for many victims of that storm – the definition seems appropriate. Lives would change. Some changed for the better and others for the worse, but nothing would remain the same.
We must be prophetic in caring for those with least
At 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, the hurricane-tracking forecasters began predicting that Katrina was headed for New Orleans. Catholic Charities' immediate priority was to evacuate our residential programs and clients: those who were battered, abused, neglected, disabled, mentally ill and homeless.
Post-Katrina blessings: There is a balm in Gilead
After Aug. 29, 2010 - the fifth anniversary of Katrina – I convinced myself I voluntarily would not write another word about something so raw and painful.