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Archdiocesan News Oracle for 8-27-14

Vicar General • Wed, Aug 27 2014 at 3:34pm

See attached from the Vicar General.

Nearly 500 people pack St. Philip Neri at synod consultative session

Communications • Wed, Aug 27 2014 at 11:10am
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The room was set for 400 and the number of people who came to St. Philip Neri on August 26 exceeded that number, by quite a bit. Nearly 500 people packed the gym at the East Jefferson synod session to share their hopes and dreams for the future of our local Catholic Church.  The St. Philip Neri session marked the last of the...

Statement on the U.S. Senate's Attempt to Reverse U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops • Tue, Aug 26 2014 at 4:03pm

AUGUST 26, 2014

Last month, the U.S. Senate tried to do something Congress has never done
before – pass legislation designed to reduce Americans’ religious freedom. This
should be a grave concern to all who value our fundamental freedoms.
The new threat is a bill called the “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate

Solving homeless problem will take our best efforts

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond • Tue, Aug 26 2014 at 10:02am

The city of New Orleans moved in last week to clear out the area downtown under the I-10 that had become a camping ground for homeless men and women. What are your thoughts?
I pass that spot often, and it really had become a city unto itself. Any of us who follow Christ approach this situation with very mixed emotions. The mandate of Christ is,...

Labor Day is more than just a day off!

USCCB • Mon, Aug 25 2014 at 10:20am

"Wanted: 'Meaningful and Decent Work'". Click here to read the USCCB 2014 Labor Day Statement.