Magnificat House of Discernment welcomes new women
“This has been a house where laughter has reigned,” Mount Carmel Sister Beth Fitzpatrick said recently at the Magnificat House of Discernment for women during a transition week in June when young women considering religious life were moving on to new adventures and vacating their rooms for new discerners.
When it opened in August 2012, five women had moved in to discern a religious vocation. One now will explore religious life with an order; another will live in community as a ministry team member at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat House; the remaining three have chosen another path.
Walkers testify to the truth
Allison Lattie, a New Orleans native, is director of Crossroads, a pro-life ministry that organizes three transcontinental walks across the U.S. each year. She and a group of walkers were in New Orleans July 12 to pray at a site adjacent to the multimillion-dollar abortion clinic now under construction by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast on South Claiborne Avenue.
Robert Tasman is new LCCB executive director
Robert M. Tasman, who has served since 2008 as associate director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB), was named as executive director July 1, succeeding Daniel J. Loar, who had directed the organization for the last 12 years.
Pro-life radio spots expose 'silence' in abortion ads
By now, you’ve no doubt heard the ubiquitous radio spots.
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, which is building a massive, regional abortion facility on Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, recently has flooded the local airwaves with an expensive local radio buy promoting the message that the organization is all about nurturing women’s health.
Hungry receive Good Shepherd’s tender loving care
It takes 15 minutes for members of Good Shepherd Parish’s St. Vincent de Paul group to dispense 200 boxed lunches to the homeless and working poor who come to the Rebuild Center at St. Joseph Church in downtown New Orleans.
Two new personal parishes for Vietnamese Catholics
On July 2, Archbishop Gregory Aymond established St. Joseph Parish in Algiers to serve as a personal parish for Vietnamese Catholics. It had served previously as mission church of St. Agnes Le Thi Thanh Parish. Father Joseph Thang Nguyen will serve as the first pastor.