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Voodoo Spiritual Temple rebuilt after fire

Voodoo Spiritual Temple rebuilt after fire

Cole Gautereaux
February 16
Filed under Religion, Showcase

A year after an electrical fire scorched its 21-year-old building, the Voodoo Spiritual Temple is resettled and looking forward to the future. Priestess Miriam Chamani said the majority of the temple’s artifacts were left unscathed by the flames. With the help of friends and community members, Chamani...

Black History Mass sparks controversy

Black History Mass sparks controversy

Leah Banks
February 16
Filed under Faith, News, Religion, Showcase

Loyola's Black History Mass was planned as an uplifting celebration of African-American culture but left some students feeling discouraged. On Feb. 12, Loyola's 9 p.m. Mass community held its 8th Annual Black History Mass. It featured music from the Genesis gospel choir. During the month of February,...

Junior studies abroad at ‘Buddha boot camp’

Junior studies abroad at ‘Buddha boot camp’

Natalie Hatton
February 9
Filed under Religion, Showcase

As a Buddhist, learning how to meditate had been a lifelong dream for Cyprien Bullock. That dream became a reality last year when the English junior traveled to India to live in a monastery alongside Buddhist monks. “I kept that dream in my head, and then when the opportunity to study abroad...

Students clash over ‘Vagina Monologues’ proceeds

Students clash over ‘Vagina Monologues’ proceeds

Erin Snodgrass
February 6
Filed under Religion, Showcase

Loyola students performed “The Vagina Monologues,” a play featuring short feminist monologues, Feb. 3–5 to sold out crowds. The student-run production received support from the Women’s Resource Center, and the $865 it raised were donated to the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response group. Originally,...

Opinion: Disagreements should be civil but robust – Wildes

Opinion: Disagreements should be civil but robust – Wildes

The Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J.
February 6
Filed under Christianity, Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

As a university — indeed as a Catholic, Jesuit university founded on humanist principles  — Loyola University New Orleans has a responsibility to explore complicated social issues and dialogue with the culture in which it exists. This dialogue can sometimes be uncomfortable. And yet, we engage in such disc...

BRIEF: Priebus: No regrets that Holocaust statement didn’t refer to Jews

BRIEF: Priebus: No regrets that Holocaust statement didn’t refer to Jews

Colleen Dulle
January 31
Filed under Judaism, Religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says there are no regrets a presidential statement on the Holocaust didn't include a clear reference to the 6 million Jews who were killed.He says he doesn't regret the words and that "we'll never forget the Jewish people who suffered in...

BRIEF: 1 person charged after Canada mosque shooting

BRIEF: 1 person charged after Canada mosque shooting

January 31
Filed under Islam, Religion

QUEBEC CITY (AP) —A French Canadian known for far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder over the shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque that Canada's prime minister called an act of terrorism against Muslims.Suspect Alexandre...

BRIEF: Faith leaders speak out against executive order

January 31
Filed under Faith, Religion

Embed from Getty Images(AP) — From pulpits to sidewalk vigils, clergy have been part of a religious outpouring against Trump’s plan to suspend refugee entry from seven majority Muslim countries. Faith leaders who support the president’s executive order as a way to fight terrorism h...

Jesuit hosts health care protest in cemetery

Jesuit hosts health care protest in cemetery

Colleen Dulle
January 31
Filed under National, Politics, Religion, Showcase

No signs were allowed and there was no shouting. Instead, the group quietly prayed together and told stories of how having health insurance had affected them. On Jan. 28, several dozen people gathered in Lafayette Cemetery to mourn the possible repeal of former President Obama’s health care bill...

New Orleans gears up for Vietnamese New Year

New Orleans gears up for Vietnamese New Year

Erin Snodgrass
January 26
Filed under Religion, Showcase

The Vietnamese community across the world is gearing up for its largest celebration of the year. Jan. 28 marks the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, also known as Tet. This upcoming year will be the Year of the Rooster. Tet is considered to be the most important holiday in Vietnamese culture. The holiday...

Emmaus retreat offers silence during Carnival

Emmaus retreat offers silence during Carnival

Leah Banks
January 26
Filed under Religion, Showcase

While many Loyola students are gearing up for Carnival season, one Loyola event offers the opposite of the Mardi Gras ruckus: the silent Emmaus retreat. The Emmaus retreat is a daylong retreat organized by University Ministry. The retreat will be Feb. 4. Participants will focus on becoming one with...

Students explain being ‘spiritual but not religious’

Students explain being ‘spiritual but not religious’

Tristan Emmons
January 26
Filed under Religion, Showcase

Janae Sterling, mass communication sophomore, withdraws to a quiet room and introspectively meditates. According to Sterling, it’s how she cares for her soul. “I believe in some type of God, but not the construction of it, like a church or a Bible,” Sterling said. She believes that people...

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