Why does God permit evil?
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) – The realities of life described by young people, especially the tearful question of a 12-year-old girl about why God allows suffering, led Pope Francis to set aside the first text he had prepared for a meeting Jan. 18 with the young people of the Philippines.
Unflappable St. Maria Goretti celebrates 50 years
St. Maria Goretti Parish was hailed at its 50th Anniversary Mass as a warm and welcoming community of faith that continues to “anchor” New Orleans East nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt a one-two punch to the parish plant and adjacent residential neighborhoods.
Second collection Jan. 24-25 to benefit tuition assistance
Catholics and non-Catholics alike have a new opportunity to help students desiring a Catholic education get one.
An appeal, “Champions of Catholic Education,” is underway to raise money to help parents who can’t afford the tuition to send their children to Catholic schools.
Forming lay leaders goal of new seminary program
Archbishop Gregory Aymond commissioned 10 members of the inaugural Co-Workers Leadership Institute (CLI), a two-year program of formation at Notre Dame Seminary for laypersons involved in church ministry, during a Mass Jan. 11 at St. Louis Cathedral.
Pro-lifers: Abortion facility has cement shoes
The weeds tell the story.
When Planned Parenthood ceremoniously broke ground in May 2013 on its planned, multimillion-dollar abortion clinic on South Claiborne Avenue with a chilling, gold-shovel ceremony inside First Unitarian Universalist Church, Rabbi Edward Cohn, among several faith leaders, famously remarked, “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”
Baquet: God has never stopped chasing me
As Loyola University’s official photographer for the past quarter century – a job that required him to be part philosopher, part stand-up comic, part cheerleader – Baquet understood the magic behind getting people to relax so they could put their best nose forward.