Knights of Peter Claver: A voice for justice
“That our prayer will move us to justice and peace in a world so troubled with violence and terrorism, that we may seek your peace.”
This general intercession at the opening Mass July 24 of the annual Knights of Peter Claver national convention in New Orleans outlined the convention’s message: Go before the Lord in prayer with sincere and open hearts and he will lovingly hear the needs of his daughters and sons and respond with mercy and love.
Msgr. Duke always just a phone call away
Msgr. Charles Duke, the founding pastor of St. Ann Church in Metairie, was remembered as the ever-present shepherd and no-nonsense administrator who tenaciously offered Mass and the sacraments through the year of his death at age 97.
Nearing 100, Sr. Aloysia and ‘her girls’ keep in touch
They still remember Most Holy Sacrament Sister Aloysia Doleac singing in halls at Annunciation High even though it’s been approximately 50 to 60 years since most were students at the school in the Faubourg Marigny on Marais and Mandeville streets.
The Catholic Foundation aims to be a one-stop financial stop
The Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the archdiocesan Office of Stewardship and Development have merged into one entity – The Catholic Foundation – that will serve to financially sustain and enhance the charitable, educational and spiritual ministries of the archdiocese.
Coming soon to a theater near you: A Catholic invite
They represent a captive audience – the hundreds of people inside a movie theater waiting for the big screen to light up with the film they paid good money to see.
Now the Archdiocese of New Orleans, perhaps in a bow to “Star Trek” and Pope Francis’ evangelizing message of encounter, will boldly go where no diocese has gone before.
Shoe-leather evangelization thrives in St. Bernard
Shoe-leather evangelization is not supposed to be a strong suit of Catholics, but the special circumstances of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish in Chalmette – nearly 11 years after Hurricane Katrina – prompted Father Lance Campo to launch an innovative, door-to-door campaign with the help of several Legion of Mary groups from around the country.