Bullying wanes when kids tune in to special needs
I was a principal in the mid-1980s when I discovered, quite by accident, a slightly different approach to preventing bullying in my school: I began to accept students into my Catholic school who had learning disabilities, cognitive and developmental delays and some physical disabilities.
What, if anything, does this have to do with the prevention of bullying?
Bishops OK liturgy items, endorse sainthood cause
BALTIMORE (CNS) –Though there were no actions on the U.S. bishops’ agenda in Baltimore dealing with immigration, poverty and other public policy issues, the president of their conference said Nov. 11 that he hopes to meet with President Barack Obama and House and Senate leaders soon on several topics.
‘I was sick and you visited’
Milton Retif has done many things in his life. He’s coached baseball and established a thriving petroleum fuel delivery business that has provided a wonderful living for his family.
But when his son Mickey Retif, a former baseball player at Jesuit High School and Tulane University, was dying of cancer in 1986, a father in anguish did not know where to turn.
Redemptorist Father Maurice Nutt, the director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University, was the featured speaker at the annual Black Saints Celebration Nov. 15 at St. Katharine Drexel Church in New Orleans.
Transfer of vows from one religious order to another
Marianites of Holy Cross Sister Kathleen Nealon is living her calling to work with the destitute and the young as a clinical social worker in Haiti with the Sisters of Holy Cross’ Mary Gate of Heaven Orphanage.
50th anniversary of Daughters of Divine Providence
The Daughters of Divine Providence from Italy landed in the United States 50 years ago, and on Nov. 15 their impact on the Archdiocese of New Orleans was applauded in a Mass and reception at Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish in Metairie.