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Judge orders release of immigrant families within 60 days

By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – A federal judge Aug. 21 gave the Obama administration 60 days — until Oct. 23 — to release the hundreds of immigrant mothers and children being held in locked detention centers. Please follow and like us:

Former seminarian finds silver lining from post-Katrina rescue

By Beth Donze, Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — New Orleans attorney Brandon Briscoe was a second-year pre-theology student at Notre Dame Seminary in 2005 when he took a photograph of Department of Wildlife and Fisheries workers evacuating him and 20 others from the seminary on the afternoon of…

Katrina odyssey brought many blessings for New Orleans priest

By Beth Donze, Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — Like many of his brother priests, Father Dennis Hayes decided to take his chances and stay put as Katrina teased the Louisiana coast, hoping the storm’s Category 5 fury would spare his parish of St. Louise de Marillac in Arabi….