A Reflection: Saint Anna’s Just before Christmas 2021

December 23, 2021

All or most churches find themselves very busy just before Christmas. For many it is a time decorate and perhaps change the look of the church. It is a time to invite people to your church to worship. Many preachers will prepare sanguine sermons that lean into the sentimentality of Christmas Season. Most preachers will […]

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Incense, children, Christmas, and murders: A day in the life of NOLA.

December 19, 2011

THE photo to the left was taken by Eliot Kamenitz and it is the kind of photo he loves to take. It was a great jazz mass at St. Augustine’s in the Tremé . Yet, he was called from the story and sent to the French Quarter to cover the death of a horse pulling […]

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A Community within Communities: God Bless us one and all!

December 15, 2011

For many of us Christmas is a season of sadness. The shadows grow long and the streets darken earlier. It is often damp and chilled. Mulled wine, bourbon, hot cakes, none seems to bring joy. We are hurt and the family that we long for seems somehow removed, inaccessible, we just want companionship and to […]

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