Getting on track with finances in marriage
Nearly every sociological study identifies financial pressure as the leading cause of marital discord and, ultimately, divorce.
Whether it’s the husband spending too much money going out to eat and drink with friends after work or the wife getting too friendly with the “easy pay” online operators at QVC, poor money decisions can haunt a marriage from the start.
Shared sacrifice is one couple’s answer
It took them awhile to arrive at their eureka moment, but Shelly and Chad Howat decided they needed to do something about the way in which they were living their drive-through lives.
Black Catholic spotlight: Fr. Aubry Osborn
In honor of Black Catholic History Month, the Office of Black Catholic Ministries is providing brief sketches of persons and entities important to the Black Catholic community in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Clarion Herald pilgrimage: A spiritual firehose
Until last month, I knew of Fatima and Lourdes only by reading about their mysterious histories as two of the church's most revered Marian shrines.
The reality of setting foot on such sacred ground – as well as experiencing the untold wonders of Catholic Spain – was like jumping feet first into a swimming pool on a mid-August afternoon in New Orleans and allowing myself to be engulfed by God’s grace.
Expert: Let’s call ‘persecution’ what it is
A diminishing Christian minority is being threatened with extinction by ISIS in Syria and Iraq, but those being persecuted and even killed are a symbol of unshakable faith that must move the rest of the world to protect their lives and resolve a seemingly intractable humanitarian crisis, a Middle East expert told the annual meeting of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre Nov. 8.
Year of Mercy will provide opportunities for grace
The archdiocese is preparing for the Year of Mercy, which was promulgated by Pope Francis and will begin throughout the universal church on Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Can you talk about what the year will mean to the Archdiocese of New Orleans?