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Interactive: Where to find fish fries in New Orleans

Interactive: Where to find fish fries in New Orleans

Colleen Dulle

March 13, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Features, Food, Religion, Showcase

Every Friday until Easter, churches across New Orleans will hold "fish fries," gatherings where meatless meals are served during the fasting season of Lent. Click through the map or see our list below to find out when and where to get your seafood fix without breaking the bank. Want some options outside city limits? The Archdiocese of New Orleans has you covered. Brother Martin Date: March 24 Time: 4-8 p.m. Holy Name of Jesus School Dates: March 10 and 24, April...

Nuns make history on parade float

Nuns make history on parade float

Colleen Dulle

March 7, 2017


Filed under Christianity, City, Religion, Showcase

The Sisters of the Holy Family are celebrating the 175th anniversary of their founding in New Orleans at the biggest party in town: Mardi Gras. "Well, I always thought that you can't have a celebration in New Orleans without a parade," said Sister Greta Jupiter, congregational leader for the Sisters...

Uptown JCC evacuated after bomb threat

Uptown JCC evacuated after bomb threat

Colleen Dulle

February 23, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Judaism, Religion, Showcase

The Jewish Community Center Uptown received a bomb threat this morning, Feb. 23.The building at St. Charles Avenue and Jefferson Avenue was evacuated until the threat was declared "not credible" just before 11 a.m.Brian Soileau, a spokesman for the center, told The Maroon the threat was a "hoax" lik...

Voodoo Spiritual Temple rebuilt after fire

Voodoo Spiritual Temple rebuilt after fire

Cole Gautereaux

February 16, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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...

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