St. Mary of the Angels stands up to blight, crime
Although blight and crime continue to plague New Orleans at unacceptable levels, city officials informed a gathering of St. Mary of the Angels parishioners that significant strides are being made on both fronts. Those improvements will be temporary fixes, however, if citizens do not actively work with government agencies to end the twin scourges, they said.
Archdiocese offers help to men addicted to pornography
The Archdiocese of New Orleans has established the My House Men's Group to help men end their addiction to pornography.
The group provides a Catholic focus on prayer and recovery in every man's battle for sexual integrity.
The group meets has met anonymously every week since starting in August 2010. About 20 men have participated in the meetings over that period, and usually about eight to 12 men attend each meeting.
Accountability is a major factor in helping the men fight their pornography addiction, the group's organizer said, because for someone lacking accountability, "the sky's the limit."
To read Peter Finney Jr.'s column about the group, click here:
3000 iPad2 tablets in Catholic high schools
Imagine being in a science class and, instead of listening to a lecture on wind turbines, students click on the “Our Choice” digital book, raise their tablet computers and blow into the microphone and make a graphic of a wind turbine turn on the screen.
Catholic Charities Operation Helping Hands
“It’s not enough to hear the word of God, but to act on it,” Deacon Steve Ferran said July 20 at a “Welcome Home” gathering for Mary and Shelton Roberts of New Orleans East.
The Roberts’ home was the 200th rebuilt by Catholic Charities’ Operation Helping Hands program, and Ferran, the newly appointed vice president of Catholic Identity and Mission of Catholic Charities Archdiocese New Orleans, led a prayer thanking God for the mercy and goodness of the volunteers who worked on it.
St. Anthony in Luling celebrates 50th anniversary
St. Ann, Metairie, renovations completed
After seven months of renovations, St. Ann Church and Shrine in Metairie will be rededicated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond on July 30 at a 10 a.m. Mass.