History: Archdiocese posts baptism records of slaves online

A powerful and painful piece of history is now available online. Details, from the New Orleans Times-Picayune: The Archdiocese of New Orleans on Tuesday unveiled an internet database listing the baptisms of thousands of slaves and other persons of color at St. Louis Cathedral beginning in 1777 — deploying a tool church officials said would [Read More...]

If I had a hammer: nuns helping rebuild New Orleans

How cool is this? An inspiring story of sisters who are in the habit (heh) of rebuilding homes. Details: Sister Paula Gonzalez — dressed in sweats and sneakers — was directing a fellow nun to the ceiling of a closet — the last area in need of insulation before the group begins hanging drywall in [Read More...]