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  • [New Orleans Archbishop] Hughes snubs Xavier [University] graduation ceremony

    04/24/2009 6:06:25 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 24 replies · 924+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | April 24, 2009 | Bruce Nolan & John Pope
    Archbishop Alfred Hughes has told Xavier University he will not attend its graduation ceremonies next month because he objects to the university's decision to award an honorary degree to a veteran Democratic political strategist who supports abortion rights. Hughes told Xavier President Norman Francis of his decision by letter, expressing disappointment with the university, even as he acknowledged its legacy of education among African-Americans. Hughes also praised Francis "for your remarkable record of public service." Donna Brazile, a Catholic and a native of Kenner, is a familiar advocate on behalf of Democratic issues, working at the national level in support...
  • Tension Follows [New Orleans, Louisiana] Archbishop's Mass

    06/02/2008 2:09:50 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 4 replies · 53+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | May 25, 2008 | David Hammer
    During Archbishop Alfred Hughes' first pastoral visit to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church since announcing plans to shut down the 121-year-old Uptown Catholic institution, he tried to calm parishioners' nerves with a joke Saturday afternoon. After exchanging the traditional greeting of "Peace be with you . . . and also with you," Hughes got his broken microphone to work long enough to quip: "The priest made the sign of the cross and said, 'I think something's wrong with the microphone.' To which the congregation dutifully responded, 'And also with you.' " The parishioners at Out Lady of Good Counsel...
  • New Orleans Archbishop, Alfred C. Hughes, requests prayers and financial support

    09/12/2005 10:36:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 616+ views
    .   1. Archbishop of New Orleans requests prayers and financial support Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans requests prayers and support for the archdiocesan efforts to aid those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The Archdiocese of New Orleans has set up a Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund to provide for basic assistance to persons displaced from the greater New Orleans area and for those who are responding to the needs of the displaced. A significant number of archdiocesan churches, parishes, schools, and other community service facilities have been greatly affected by the hurricane. The Hurricane Katrina Relief...
  • [New Orleans Archbishop] Hughes snubs Loyola, honorees

    05/06/2005 7:47:52 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 21 replies · 898+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | May 6, 2005 | Bruce Nolan
    Hughes snubs Loyola, honorees Archbishop will skip salute to Landrieus Friday, May 06, 2005 By Bruce Nolan Staff writer [New Orleans] Archbishop Alfred Hughes announced Thursday he will not attend commencement ceremonies at Loyola University next week because of the Catholic university's decision to award the Landrieu family an honorary degree in part for their exemplary public Catholicism. Two of Moon and Verna Landrieu's children, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, support abortion rights in their public lives, with reservations. While the Landrieus are "a remarkable family" with a "commendable record of public service and service to...
  • Co-responsibility for public policy (Archbishop Hughes' on pro-abortion "Cathoics" & Communion)

    01/17/2004 2:55:01 PM PST · by · 17 replies · 261+ views
    Clarion Herald ^ | January 14, 2004 | ARCHBISHOP ALFRED C. HUGHES
    Co-responsibility for public policy New Orleans January 14, 2004 By ARCHBISHOP ALFRED C. HUGHES The Catechism of the Catholic Church makes clear that all Catholics have a personal responsibility to participate in promoting the common good in accordance with their vocation in life. Those holding public office have a special responsibility. The goal of this participation is to help shape a public policy that is in conformity as much as possible with the law rooted in our nature that governs us all, no matter what our religious belief. Thus, they are called to try to ensure that the laws that...
  • Hughes exhorts Catholic pols to toe line

    01/16/2004 8:12:17 PM PST · by chemicalman · 33 replies · 224+ views
    THE TIMES-PICAYUNE ^ | January 16, 2004 | James Varney
    <p>Catholic politicians who support abortion, assisted suicide or any other "life issues" out of step with church teachings should refrain from Holy Communion, Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes has declared.</p> <p>Hughes' statement, contained in his column in this week's Clarion Herald, the archdiocesan newspaper, is in stride with a ratcheting up of nationwide pressure by Catholic bishops to enforce orthodoxy among Catholics in public life.</p>