Zulu queen and king hope to be Catholic role models
One would never have known by looking at Georgette Mims on Jan. 10 that she was shy or someone who wasn’t always dressed to the nines. Her hair was coiffed, her makeup impeccable and her dress formal.
Northshore churches seek ongoing interfaith efforts
“It felt like Pentecost.”
That’s how Rev. Rob White, pastor of Covington Presbyterian Church, described an ecumenical prayer service held Jan. 23 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Mandeville.
“I could feel the presence of God with all of us together,” he said, adding that as a fairly new pastor in the area, he is looking forward to more ecumenical efforts in the community.
Vietnamese Catholics ring in new year
The Vietnamese culture in New Orleans has been on full display the past few weeks as Vietnamese Catholics have celebrated the Vietnamese New Year or “Tet Nguyen Dan,” at church parishes throughout the archdiocese.
Louisiana bishops oppose scheduled execution
The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops – the policy arm of the seven bishops of Louisiana – issued the following statement Jan. 30 on the pending execution of Christopher Sepulvado:
LHSAA: No budging; split football playoffs to continue
BATON ROUGE – Public school principals in the five classes of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association that field football teams voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to continue to hold separate championship playoffs, a vote non-public school principals considered a blindside.
Sensitive ministry affirms ‘fundamental dignity’ of all
Since being appointed last year by Archbishop Gregory Aymond as chaplain of the archdiocese’s pastoral outreach to Catholics with homosexual orientation, Father Salvador Galvez has learned first-hand the sensitive challenges schools face in ministering to students who have a homosexual orientation and who are at an increased risk of being ostracized or bullied.