Peter Finney Jr.
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.
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.