Vatican: Family life
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As some 150 cardinals from around the world gathered with Pope Francis to talk about the family, their two days of discussion focused particularly on three points: the Christian vision of people and family life; essential pastoral programs to support families; and ministry to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.
Catholic faith guided Vietnamese woman
The big smile on Mieu Nguyen’s face while manning a food booth at the recent New Year’s Tet celebration at Mary Queen of Vietnam belied some tough circumstances she endured while escaping Communism in Vietnam.
A retreat ministry flourishes
This was not exactly a “second” homily, but Marie Enright was speaking from the heart at the end of a Mass Feb. 22 celebrating the rededication of the former Cenacle Retreat House in Metairie as the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat House.
Longtime associate editor Joe Larose dies at 87
ACE teachers bolstered by professional support
A bus carrying administrators from the University of Notre Dame stopped at Our Lady of Prompt Succor School in Westwego Feb. 11 to spotlight the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), a 20-year-old initiative that enables more than 180 rising Notre Dame post-grads annually to pursue a master’s degree in education while receiving on-the-job training as teachers at Catholic elementary and high schools.
From church to mosque, a search for NOLA peace
A $2.5 million proposal jointly presented to the Casey Family Foundation by 38 faith communities, including 12 Catholic church parishes, to support church-based peace initiatives in the Greater New Orleans area is an important step in addressing violence and other social ills, said project coordinator Joseph Givens.