O, happy day!
Father Paul Desrosiers, pastor of Transfiguration of the Lord Parish in New Orleans, was the homilist March 15 at the annual Mass for priests, sisters and brothers celebrating anniversaries of their ordination or religious profession. Archbishop Gregory Aymond, who like Father Desrosiers was ordained 40 years ago in 1975, was the principal celebrant of the Mass at St. Rita Church.
A Holy Year of Mercy
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission to be a witness of mercy.”
Father Smullen was always attentive to God’s children
Father Martin Joseph Smullen, a native of Ireland who served as a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans for more than 30 years, was remembered as someone who treated everyone in his midst as a precious child of God.
Father Smullen died March 11 at Chateau de Notre Dame. He was 61.
Butler did it for 50 years at Chapelle
Whenever large pans of lasagna are being assembled inside the kitchen of Archbishop Chapelle’s cafeteria, Iceola Butler keeps a watchful eye over a very important matter: The four corners of the lasagna must receive just as much filling as the other parts of the layered entrée.
Promoting sportsmanship, Catholic values at PJP
Yes, big girls – and big boys – do cry. Those tears normally flow for members of a high school athletic team after they’ve lost a hard-fought game.
Mass focuses on violence, racism
More than 330 Catholics from around the Archdiocese of New Orleans gathered March 1 at historic St. Augustine Catholic Church in Treme to celebrate a special Mass against violence and racism.