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.
Hurricane Katrina’s lessons were ‘elementary’
Even as Hurricane Katrina stripped New Orleans bare – down to the four elements of air, fire, earth and water – God never left our side.
And now, thanks to the passage of 10 years, I also can see how the Holy Spirit acted through people to transform those elements – once perceived as enemies – into signs of hope.
Priest’s post-Katrina odyssey was full of blessings
Like many of his brother priests, Father Dennis Hayes decided to take his chances and stay put as Katrina teased the Louisiana coast, hoping the storm’s Category 5 fury would spare his parish of St. Louise de Marillac in Arabi.
Former seminarian recalls ‘Lake Carrollton’ chaos
New Orleans attorney Brandon Briscoe was a second-year pre-theology student at Notre Dame Seminary when he shot a series of photographs of Wildlife and Fisheries workers evacuating him and about 20 others from the seminary on the afternoon of Sept. 1 – three days after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina.
Ministers to the sick part of Gentilly’s comeback
When a dozen Sisters Servants of Mary “paid it forward” by taking in three young men trapped in floodwaters unleashed by the Katrina-damaged London Avenue Canal, they had no idea how quickly their generosity would be returned.
Abp. Aymond: Post-Katrina, we are the hands of Christ
Archbishop Gregory Aymond commemorated the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina today in his homily at the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Louis Cathedral. Here is a transcript of the archbishop's message of hope: