Abp. Aymond: Pope Francis returned our native son
I’m truly grateful to Pope Francis for appointing Father Ferd Cheri, a native son and a Franciscan priest, as auxiliary bishop of New Orleans.
Xavier studies enriched black Catholic experience
“He is a very warm and caring man. He is approachable. He’s jovial. He’s compassionate. Those would be characteristics that best describe Bishop-elect Ferd Cheri,” said Redemptorist Father Maurice Nutt, director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) at Xavier University.
OLDP’s cookbook is a gumbo of ideas
Raising money for Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish and School is what publishing six cookbooks in five decades has accomplished. The Parents Club was responsible for the first four, and the parish organized the last two anniversary editions, said cookbook organizer Bonnie McGuinness.
O, happy day!
Father Paul Desrosiers, pastor of Transfiguration of the Lord Parish in New Orleans, was the homilist March 15 at the annual Mass for priests, sisters and brothers celebrating anniversaries of their ordination or religious profession. Archbishop Gregory Aymond, who like Father Desrosiers was ordained 40 years ago in 1975, was the principal celebrant of the Mass at St. Rita Church.
A Holy Year of Mercy
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission to be a witness of mercy.”
Father Smullen was always attentive to God’s children
Father Martin Joseph Smullen, a native of Ireland who served as a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans for more than 30 years, was remembered as someone who treated everyone in his midst as a precious child of God.
Father Smullen died March 11 at Chateau de Notre Dame. He was 61.