Students conduct research on the tobacco industry
The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) has been working to fulfill its mission of a 100 percent tobacco-free Louisiana by sponsoring community advocacy grants, including research on the tobacco industry, fighting for worker’s health rights and assisting Louisiana colleges and universities in their push for tobacco-free campuses.
Mary at home with fellow Chalmette residents at MQP
She survived the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina and the Murphy Oil Spill in 2005. Though it took her years longer than her St. Bernard counterparts who joined the Catholic parish in Mandeville, a statue of the Blessed Virgin finally found a new home at Mary Queen of Peace in 2013.
Evolving views on death penalty excite Sister Helen
For her tireless efforts working against the death penalty and ministering to death row inmates and victims’ families, Sister of St. Joseph Helen Prejean received the 2013 Robert M. Holstein “Faith That Does Justice” award May 7 from the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN).
Mother’s Day Rosary for Life
The Sidewalk Counseling and Prayer Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans held its 15th annual Mother’s Day Rosary Crusade for Life on May 11. Inclement weather moved the event inside St. Louis King of France Church in Metairie. Benny Littel, who now is a campus minister at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, shared his story of how an abortion of a child he fathered in college affected him years later at the birth of his first child.
Beginning Experience helps widowed, divorced
Blessed John Paul exhibit at NOMA a spiritual walk
The second-floor gallery space of the New Orleans Museum of Art is filled with dozens of previously unpublished photographs, pieces of sacred sculpture and artwork, and wall-sized murals, many of which depict Blessed John Paul II and his historic 1987 visit to New Orleans.