Msgr. Carroll supported marriage, interfaith unity
Msgr. Ralph Carroll would use two watery images from the Holy Land to make a point about marriage to the couples he counseled in Catholic Engaged Encounter – retreats designed to fortify couples before they entered into the sacrament of matrimony.
Religion teacher heard God’s whisper: ‘Write’
Dana R. Doyle exudes a passion for the Catholic faith not only in the classroom as a middle school religion teacher but also through self-published books where she reveals how faith has been her strength.
“God can bring good out of very bad situations,” she reveals through her survival of infertility, abuse, joblessness and other trials. “I’m living proof.”
Catholic Counseling Service has new director
Malise Lagarde, who was just named coordinator of Catholic Counseling Service of the Family Life Apostolate Office for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, brings to the job a missionary spirit and experience as a Catholic counselor and mentor.
Immigration crisis grows with unaccompanied minors
“Every human being is a child of God. He or she bears the image of Christ! We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are our brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved.”
– Pope Francis
The influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. borders and how the federal government is handling the situation has made recent headlines. The Catholic Church and others are calling it “a growing humanitarian crisis.”
Beginning Experience offers to heal the hurting
They have bonded through the shared experience of loss either by death, separation or divorce. From July 25-27, 110 team leaders of Beginning Experience International Ministry, Inc., held their biennial convention, “Celebrating the Vision in a Time of Change,” commemorating the group’s 40th anniversary.
Christian Brothers School, St. Anthony School to unite
It was a challenge that required 16 months of research and creative thinking, but Christian Brothers School in City Park and St. Anthony of Padua School on Canal Street are joining forces to produce a new elementary school, on two campuses, that both fulfills the grade-level guidelines of the strategic plan for archdiocesan Catholic schools and creates a new entity with a bold educational vision.