A better way of dealing with 17-year-old offenders
Every day, 17-year-olds are arrested and charged as adults in Louisiana. More than 90 percent of them are accused of nonviolent offenses. They will enter a system that brands them with an adult record, exposes them to adult criminals and does little to educate them.
Celebrating six new transitional deacons
The six men processing down the center aisle of St. Louis Cathedral hailed from four different countries, yet were united in one extraordinary desire: taking the first giant step on the road to the priesthood through their ordination to the transitional diaconate.
Academic games novices excel at nationals
Last fall, when St. Pius X School in New Orleans formed its first academic games team since the early 1980s, few would have guessed that three of the team’s youngest members would march straight to the national sweepstakes in Atlanta.
A simple way to create your Catholic legacy
At The Catholic Foundation, we are blessed to have volunteer board and committee members who are experts in their fields. One of our committee members recently shared a meaningful quote by Ethel Percy Andrus, the foundress of AARP: “What I spent is gone; what I kept, I lost; but what I gave away will be mine forever.”
In her own words: Esther Ruth Bell’s love of Mary
What follows is a fascinating conversation (actually, more of a monologue) with Esther Ruth Bell, who for the last 50 years has been a member of Holy Ghost (St. Katharine Drexel Parish) Church on Louisiana Avenue, caring for the priests’ vestments and altar server’ albs and tending to the flowers at the foot of the Blessed Mother statue outside the church.
Passion of carpenter’s Son is woodcarver’s art focus
For someone who passed the baton to Hank Lauricella when they co-captained the Holy Cross High School track team in 1948 and who as a 70-year-old federal marshal ran two laps around Audubon Park as a protective shield for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Roland P. Fournier admits he’s slowing down just a little bit these days.