Informal coffees are a hit in St. Catherine Parish
How does a newly assigned pastor of a parish get to meet his parishioners? Just ask them, from the pulpit at Mass, to invite you over for coffee.
A visionary with a mission
Fittingly, the announcement came inside Xavier University of Louisiana’s sleek Convocation Center, the newest of many green-roofed monuments that Dr. Norman C. Francis, the longest-serving university president in the United States, had built through charisma, prayer and personal witness.
Young adults give their two cents at Synod meeting
While grateful for the top-notch sacraments and faith-sharing opportunities provided by their local church, young adults at a recent archdiocese-wide gathering of their peers said that single Catholics – a large chunk of their demographic – sometimes feel invisible in a church they perceive to be primarily focused on vocations to the married, priestly and religious life.
Dr. Norman Francis announces his retirement as president of Xavier University
Dr. Norman C. Francis, who has served as president of Xavier University of Louisiana since 1968, today announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. Francis is the longest-serving university president in the United States. MORE TO COME ...
Dr. Norman Francis: Xavier's true visionary
This story was written on Nov. 15, 2008, on the occasion of Dr. Norman Francis having served 40 years as president of Xavier University of Louisiana. The longest-tenured university president in the United States announced his intention to retire next June after nearly 47 years at the helm of the country's only historically black Catholic institution of higher learning.
St. Edward Parish: 50 years of prayer, faith and joy
Shirley Kopf recalls how Massgoers at her newly formed parish of St. Edward the Confessor would introduce themselves in those early days as being “from St. Christopher” or “from St. Mary Magdalen” – the two neighboring parishes from which St. Edward was carved in 1964.