Pastoral musicians share stories of resilience, ingenuity amid pandemic

After holding a virtual convention last summer amid the pandemic, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians returned to an in-person conference that drew 540 music ministers to New Orleans, with another 260 accessing presentations online.

New Orleans archdiocese overhauls support for sex abuse survivors

Ongoing dialogue between Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond and Kevin Bourgeois, the leader of the New Orleans chapter of SNAP, has led to a significant broadening and restructuring of Archdiocese of New Orleans' response to abuse survivors.

Update: Archdiocese of New Orleans files Chapter 11 reorganization

Citing mounting concerns over the financial impact of clergy sex abuse settlements and the coronavirus pandemic, the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for Chapter 11 reorganization of the finances of its administrative offices May 1 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Five Gulf South states rank at bottom of 'social justice' index

For the third consecutive year, states in the Gulf South of the U.S. ranked near the bottom of a 2018 "social justice" index that measures poverty, racial disparity and immigrant exclusion.