The New Orleans
cathedral, which survived Hurricane Katrina with minimal damage, was
chosen as the location for this celebration to demonstrate the hope and
resilience of the people of faith in the archdiocese.
The Cathedral of
St. Louis, located in the French quarter, was established in 1718. It
had recently completed an extensive renovation when Hurricane Katrina
hit New Orleans last August.
liturgical special is being produced by WLAE-TV in New Orleans in
cooperation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’
Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC).
A list of stations and scheduled broadcasts will be available on the USCCB website (www.usccb.org) beginning April 7.
year’s nationally televised Easter mass will be taped at the Cathedral
of St. Louis in New Orleans and presided by Archbishop Alfred Hughes.
It will be available to ABC-TV stations nationwide to broadcast at
their discretion April 16.