Archdiocese News

Now accepting applications for Executive Director position at Project Lazarus

Communications • Wed, Oct 29 2014 at 10:01am

Project Lazarus helps heal and empower people living with HIVAIDS by focusing on wellness, providing housing and offering important support services. Interested applicants should send resume and materials to or to the Office of Communications, 1000 Howard Ave., Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70113.

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Cremation is an acceptable option for Catholics

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond • Tue, Oct 28 2014 at 7:20am

Clarion Herald – 10/25/14 – English; 11/1/14 – Spanish

All Saints Day is coming up, which offers a good opportunity for you to discuss the Catholic Church’s view on cremation. Is cremation acceptable in the church’s eyes?
Yes it is. More than 50 years ago – in 1963 – the Vatican lifted its prohibition...

Archdiocesan News Oracle for 10-22-2014

Vicar General • Thu, Oct 23 2014 at 6:47am

See attached from the Vicar General.

Three Catholic schools to close in 2015-16 school year

communications • Wed, Oct 22 2014 at 6:21pm

This evening, parents of three Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans are meeting with their school pastor and principal to be informed that their child(ren)'s school will not reopen in the 2015-16 school year. The schools that are closing for the upcoming year are Holy Ghost in New Orleans,  Our Lady of Grace in Reserve and...

Annulment process aims at healing, new life

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond • Wed, Oct 22 2014 at 1:16pm

Clarion Herald – 10/18/14 – English; 10/25/14 – Spanish

One of the topics for deliberation during the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, and one that probably will continue to be discussed again next year, is annulments, which can present very challenging pastoral issues. Is this the case?
Yes. There are many complex...