Targeting hunger through the schools
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is embarking on a new program Sept. 8 that will help families in need supplement their nutrition.
The joy of giving
I spent the month of June in Rome, volunteering at one of Mother Teresa’s homes for 28 handicapped and disabled men. Many were taken from the streets of Rome, some from other countries.
A bumper crop of seminarians
With the start of orientation for the 2014-15 academic year, Notre Dame Seminary welcomed 43 new seminarians from across the country, its largest incoming class in nearly 15 years.
The Ladays: One family’s personal story
Luckily for Ernest and Hattie Laday of Lutcher, they weren’t home when Hurricane Isaac played havoc in south Louisiana. But when they returned from Dallas after caring for Ernest’s sick brother, they found their mobile home of 28 years in bad shape.
The storm’s winds had destroyed the roof and let rain pound inside the two bedrooms, the bathroom and through the doors.
Disaster assistance extended for Isaac’s impact
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Hurricane Isaac Disaster Case Management Program (HIDCMP) has received approval for an extension through Oct. 31 to continue assisting Louisiana families with unmet housing needs due to Hurricane Isaac in 2012.
With abortion law looming, Woman’s New Life Center offers hope
Regardless of the status of legal challenges to the new state law scheduled to take effect Sept. 1 requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, the staff of the Woman’s New Life Center, a pro-life counseling and medical center for women with unplanned pregnancies, is gearing up for an expected increase in women seeking its services.