St. Cletus celebrates 50 years with Thanksgiving Mass
From a humble beginning – being carved out of a cypress swamp in 1965 by then-Archbishop John Cody – St. Cletus Parish in Gretna has developed into a vibrant, close-knit community.
Members of the Treme Brass Band lead a second-line procession from St. Augustine Church to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 April 18 to honor the lives of 15 persons whose bones were recovered in a 2011 excavation of the old St. Peter Cemetery during renovation of a French Quarter property.
Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, help
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.
‘Jesus, I trust in you’
At precisely 3 p.m. – the hour of Divine Mercy – a Divine Mercy Mass was celebrated April 12 at St. Joseph Church on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans. This Mass has been celebrated in New Orleans for more than 20 years by the local Apostles of Divine Mercy.
Bishop Fernand Cheri recalls early love for music, Mass, priesthood
My earliest memories are of going to Sunday Mass with my family at Epiphany Church in the Seventh Ward. The nine of us – my parents and seven children – would fill a whole pew and then go home to eat a big family dinner.
Father Cyprian Davis: "The History of Black Catholics in the United States"
Xavier University’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies honored Benedictine Father Cyprian Davis with the inaugural Sister Eva Regina Martin, S.S.F., Ph.D. Lecture April 8. Father Maurice Nutt, left, unveiled the cover of a revised edition of Father Davis’ seminal work, “The History of Black Catholics in the United States,” which updates his original work published 25 years ago.