Jan. 26 ad limina report from Archbishop Aymond
Archbishop Gregory Aymond is in Rome for an ad limina visit with Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican officials.
In a telephone interview with the Clarion Herald, he summarized his activities on Thursday, Jan. 26, which included a private meeting with Pope Benedict along with the other bishops of Louisiana and the celebration of Mass at St. Mary Major Basilica.
The archbishop also speaks about direct threats to religious liberty in the U.S. He has written a letter to be read at all churches in the Archdiocese of New Orleans this weekend.
Consecrated life to be celebrated locally Feb. 4
The annual World Day for Consecrated Life is Feb. 4, and Sisterof the Holy Family Sylvia Thibodeaux, director of the Office of Religious in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, has a special event planned for men and women religious in the archdiocese.
Area religious are invited to gather Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. at the convent of the Sisters Servants of Mary, 5001 Perlita St., New Orleans, for prayer and a sharing event themed “Human Traffic Awareness.” Refreshments and fellowship will follow.
Jan. 25 ad limina report from Archbishop Aymond
Archbishop Gregory Aymond is in Rome for an ad limina visit with Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican officials. In a telephone interview with the Clarion Herald, he summarized his activities on Wednesday, Jan. 25, which included meetings with the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura and the Congregation for Clergy and a vespers service with the pope Wednesday night.
Here are excerpts of the conversation:
What is the Apostolic Signatura?
The Apostolic Signatura is the arm of Rome that supervises the (marriage) tribunals in the world.
Jan. 24 ad limina report from Archbishop Aymond
January 24, 2012
(Discussions on women religious, new evangelization, laity, Henriette Delille and possible John Paul II exhibit in New Orleans)
Archbishop Gregory Aymond is in Rome for an ad limina visit with Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican officials. In a telephone interview with the Clarion Herald, he summarized his activities on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
How did your day go?
The first visit we had was to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life.
Elevated St. Genevieve rises to heavens
Rising dramatically above its grove of live oaks, the newly rebuilt St. Genevieve Church opened its doors to the joy of nearly 1,000 faithful Jan. 15, marking an official end to its time as a casualty of Hurricane Katrina for Catholics living in Slidell’s rural Bayou Liberty community.
Tom and Gayle Benson to receive high papal honors
The New Orleans Saints issued the following news release on Thursday, Jan. 19:
New Orleans Saints Owner Tom Benson and his wife, Gayle Benson have received from Pope Benedict XVI the highest papal award granted to a layperson. This special papal recognition was granted by the pope at the request of Oblate Bishop Michael Pfeifer, O.M.I., of the Diocese of San Angelo, Texas, who points out that he recommended the Bensons for this highest award for their long, constant and most outstanding generosity and service to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, especially in the San Antonio area for almost 50 years, and the wider church.