New Orleans Archdiocese: Forever changed by Hurricane Katrina

They are calling it "Kat 10" - Hurricane Katrina plus 10 years - which carries with it the double meaning of an ominous meteorological warning.

Houses in New Orleans are seen under water Sept. 5, 2005, after Hurricane Katrina swept through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. More than a decade after the storm, New Orleans continues to rebuild. (CNS photo/Allen Fredrickson, Reuters)

John Carroll math teacher inherits dad’s classroom

The teacher in front of room 105 will seem vaguely familiar when the 2015-16 school year begins at The John Carroll School Aug. 31. Teresa Pleiss graduated from John Carroll in 2004. She is the daughter of Al Ward, class of 1970.

When Al Ward retired after teaching math at The John Carroll School for 38 years, his place on the faculty and classroom were filled by his daughter, Teresa Pleiss. Both are John Carroll graduates, class of 1970 and 2004, respectively. (CR Staff/Paul McMullen)

Discovery of refugee bodies should awaken Europe, says Vienna cardinal

Austrian church leaders react to the discovery of dozens of dead refugees on a truck near Vienna.

Forensic experts investigate a truck in which refugees were found dead on a freeway between Parndorf and Neusiedl, Austria, Aug. 27. (CNS photo/Herbert P. Oczeret)

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New Orleans Archdiocese: Forever changed by Hurricane Katrina
Aug 29 2015
They are calling it "Kat 10" - Hurricane Katrina plus 10 years - which carries with it the double meaning of an ominous meteorological warning.

John Carroll math teacher inherits dad’s classroom
Aug 29 2015
The teacher in front of room 105 will seem vaguely familiar when the 2015-16 school year begins at The John Carroll School Aug. 31. Teresa Pleiss graduated from John Carroll in 2004. She is the daughter of Al Ward, class of 1970.

Discovery of refugee bodies should awaken Europe, says Vienna cardinal
Aug 29 2015
Austrian church leaders react to the discovery of dozens of dead refugees on a truck near Vienna.

New 'Catholic Values' stock fund comes in for scrutiny
Aug 29 2015
A new "Catholic Values Index" stock fund for investors who want their stock buys to hew to Catholic teaching has come under scrutiny by some with a long track record in corporate social responsibility.

Former nuncio dies in Vatican residence while awaiting sex abuse trial
Aug 28 2015
A Vatican official has ordered an autopsy on the body of former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was found dead Aug. 28 in the Vatican residence where he was awaiting trial on charges of child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

From flush to floundering, parish finances cover the gamut
Aug 27 2015
Where to get enough money to keep the place and its programs running is a perennial problem for every parish.