Retired Archbishop Francis B. Schulte, who served as the 12th archbishop of New Orleans from 1988 to 2002, died Jan. 17 in hospice care in Darby, Pennsylvania. He was 89.
A "seismic shift in demographics" in both society and the U.S. Catholic Church in the coming decades will create a church that is far less white, Fr. Bryan Massingale told a New Orleans audience Friday.
The church will be unprepared to deal with that reality, he continued, unless it addresses "the ongoing struggle for racial equality."
Massingale made the comments in an address to priests, seminarians and other officials of the New Orleans Archdiocese.
More than 100 religious leaders all across Louisiana filed an amicus brief Oct. 19 with the Louisiana Supreme Court in hopes of sparing the life of a convicted murderer.
Fr. Dennis Hayes decided to take his chances and stay put as Hurricane Katrina teased the Louisiana coast, hoping the storm's Category 5 fury would spare his parish.
They are calling it "Kat 10" -- Hurricane Katrina plus 10 years -- which carries with it the double meaning of an ominous meteorological warning.
Eco Catholic: "It's important that we come together for gatherings like this to ask the question, what more can we do to take care of the creation God has given us?"
USCCB President: Discusses role of the bishops’ conference; changes of the church under Pope Francis and expectations of an upcoming synod on the family.
It's "getting difficult" for Catholics to partner with the government in providing social services because of laws like a federal mandate requiring contraceptive services.
Catholics must "hold each other accountable for any actions or decisions," one speaker at the USCCB meeting said, but there was no discussion on who would look for that accountability.
During the first day of their summer assembly, the U.S. bishops focused on issues of religious liberty, same-sex marriage, and participation in the U.S. political sphere.