Peter Finney Jr.
After reviewing more than 2,400 clergy files dating back nearly 70 years, the Archdiocese of New Orleans released the names of 55 priests and two deacons who had been removed from ministry for accusations of sexual abuse of a minor.
Biblical hospitality is everyone's responsibility, said Christine Heusinger, associate director of stewardship for the Atlanta archdiocese, in a workshop during the International Catholic Stewardship Council's annual conference.
Louisiana ranks last among all states in an index of "social justice indicators" that measure poverty, racial disparity and immigrant exclusion.
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.