Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 26, 2022 / 10:00 am
Last Holy Thursday, a New Orleans-area priest decided to go live on Facebook for his local parish community and make Resurrection Rolls. Little did he know, that would be the start of a cooking series tailor-made for the online Catholic community.
In 2021, Father Robert Cooper, pastor of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish in Kenner, Louisiana, began “Cooking with Father Cooper,” a video series where he creates various dishes inspired by feast days and celebrations of the Church — from crispy monstrance waffles to teach children about the Eucharist, to seasonal sweets like the Mardi Gras staple King Cake.
With the help of his 4-year-old assistant Lucy, Cooper has not only been able to find a new way to connect to his home parish, he has also created a form of online evangelization well-suited for the younger generations. He spoke with EWTN News Nightly on Feb. 21, 2022 about the series’ beginnings, as well as his inspirations for creating it. You can watch the interview in the video below.