Archdiocese celebrates Black Saints
Before processing into Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church for the Nov. 9 Black Saints Celebration, participants paraded from Hardin Park to announce their dedication to the fight against murder, violence and racism.
Dyslexia Association visits Holy Rosary School
“We educate one child at a time,” said School Sister of Notre Dame Paulette Tiefenbrunn, principal at Holy Rosary School, a co-educational, Catholic school in New Orleans that serves students with learning challenges through 12th grade. “We look at each child and see how we can help. Whatever we teach, we use as many of the senses as possible.”
How the school helps students reach their potential – knowing that each child learns differently – was showcased Nov. 6 when delegates at the 64th annual International Dyslexia Association Conference in New Orleans visited the Uptown campus.
Church leaders: We need peace
Faith leaders from dozens of churches, synagogues and mosques gathered Nov. 6 at Dillard University to sign a “covenant” pledging they will work individually and together with city officials to provide mentoring programs, spiritual resources and neighborhood outreach to fight the epidemic of violence and murder in the City of New Orleans.
Pope Francis’ ‘Lumen Fidei’: ‘Faith is a light’
“There is an urgent need ... to see once again that faith is a light, for once the flame of faith dies out, all other lights begin to dim. The light of faith is unique, since it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence,” says Pope Francis in his first encyclical “Lumen Fidei.”
Former Jesuit seminarian explains pope’s leadership
“Authentic power is service,” Pope Francis said shortly after he was elected pope.
But how did he come to believe and live that?
Chris Lowney, author of “Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads,” said “leaders act on beliefs and convictions formed long before they reached the executive suite or papal apartments. ... Pope Francis’ commitment to immersion in the world ... bears the fingerprints of his Jesuit formation.”
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.