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.

He shines a light from a New Orleans shoeshine stand

The Field Hospital: Sometimes, a place of faith, support and sharing is not a parish at all but one within an airport.

Naming clergy accused of abuse is about victims' healing, says Archbishop Aymond

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.

Entire parish, not just a committee, must offer hospitality, says speaker

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.