Teens to step out in faith at national conference
More than 23,000 people are expected at the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) being held Nov. 21-23 in Indianapolis, sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).
Among the crowd will be approximately 150 teens, adult chaperons and Archbishop Gregory Aymond from the Archdiocese of New Orleans, said John Smestad Jr., director of the archdiocesan CYO/Young Adult Ministry office.
Many strides already being made in area of racial harmony
Although it is easy to become discouraged, there are many signs of hope regarding growing racial harmony in our area, said members of the discussion group who gathered at Brother Martin High last month to reflect on Archbishop Alfred Hughes' 2006 pastoral letter, "Made in the Image and Likeness of God: A Pastoral Letter on Racial Harmony":
Racial harmony can begin with small steps
Even great ideas can die on the vine.
A deep desire to put some great ideas into action prompted Archbishop Gregory Aymond to ask local Catholics to spend the month of October revisiting Archbishop Alfred Hughes’ 2006 pastoral letter on racial harmony, “Made in the Image and Likeness of God.”
Shining a light on life
Just yards away from the future site of Planned Parenthood’s massive, regional abortion facility on South Claiborne Avenue, hundreds gathered Nov. 1 for a Louisiana Needs Peace prayer service and candlelight vigil and heard Archbishop Gregory Aymond decry the facility’s ultimate purpose.
Bishop Fabre installed as new bishop of Houma-Thibodaux
HOUMA, La. – Speaking to a Houma-Thibodaux community that intimately understands the power of water to sustain life and livelihood, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre told his new flock Oct. 30 that Jesus’ command to his apostles to cast their nets into the deep resonates 2,000 years later as Christians face an increasingly secular culture searching for answers.
Inside a packed St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Houma, Bishop Fabre, 50, was installed as the fourth bishop of Houma-Thibodaux by Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States who was representing Pope Francis.
Christ offers spiritual CPR
Whenever we perform an act of authentic, Christ-like love for someone, the healing impact of that love might not be fully recognized by the giver or the receiver until much later in life.