A Thanksgiving 'wake-up call' from Archbishop Aymond
“A cherished family day such as Thanksgiving offers us the opportunity for at least three things: first, we are able to give thanks to Almighty God for all the blessings he has bestowed on us; second, we can pray with our family and give thanks to God for the blessings of family life; and, third, we have the opportunity to spend quality time with each other.
New adoration chapel sits at heart of St. Pius X
The 60-year history of St. Pius X was revisited Nov. 16 with the prayerful dedication of parish buildings to the memory of three former pastors and to Archbishop Philip Hannan, who spent part of his retirement as a resident of the rectory.
In an added cause for celebration, the parish’s new adoration chapel – a free-standing structure that tracks the modern architectural style of St. Pius X Church – was dedicated to Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos by Archbishop Gregory Aymond.
Book unearths a long-lost religious congregation
When author Lisa Brown first discovered the subject of her book, “Posing as Nuns, Passing as White: the Gouley Sisters,” she was intrigued. She had never heard of the African-American order Sisters of Our Lady of Lourdes, even though she had grown up as an African American in New Orleans and attended St. Julian Eymard, Xavier Preparatory High School and Xavier University.
Catholic evangelization goes to the sporting masses
It was a night game, and thousands upon thousands of fans of the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys walked down Girod Street to congregate at Champions Square before the Superdome doors opened.
Road ‘into the woods’ leads to Most Holy Trinity
The development of 366 acres of land on the northshore – 227 of which the archdiocese has owned since 1902 – began Nov. 15 with the blessing and dedication of the Judge Tanner Road extension and Holy Trinity Drive in Covington.
Now under one roof
A crowd of 1,500 people waited anxiously in the dark outside the finally completed Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Kenner Nov. 16, anticipating walking into their new church for the first time. For some, the wait seemed short, considering it took more than three decades to get there.