Archbishop Gregory Aymond

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St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

New Orleans Archdiocese to close 10% of parishes, merge others

Nov 1, 2023

By SueAnn Howell, O.C.D.S.

This consolidation is the archdiocese's largest restructuring plan since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Read more


New Orleans Archdiocese says parishes will be asked to help pay for clergy abuse settlements

Sep 11, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Gregory Aymond announced that parishes, schools, and ministries will have to help pay out the archdiocese’s clergy abuse claims. Read more

Bishop Fernand (Ferd) Joseph Cheri III, OFM, at his ordination as auxiliary bishop of New Orleans in 2015.

New Orleans Auxiliary Bishop Cheri dies at 71 after lengthy illness

Mar 22, 2023

By Peter Finney Jr.

Bishop Fernand Joseph Cheri III, OFM, who served since 2015 as auxiliary bishop of New Orleans, died March 21 at... Read more

Father Otis Young, the former pastor at St. Peter Catholic Church in Covington, Louisiana, was killed in a double homicide less than a year after his retirement.

Louisiana priest confirmed as victim in double homicide, archbishop offers prayers

Nov 30, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Father Otis Young, 71, who retired in July, was pastor for approximately 10 years at St. Peter Catholic Church in... Read more

Participants at a prayer rally for priests and seminarians in New Orleans held small rocks as they prayed, which were then given to seminarians as a reminder of the prayers.

Amid scandal, these Louisiana Catholics say priests ‘rock’

Oct 14, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Like many Catholics in the Archdiocese of New Orleans these days, Theresa Truxillo said she was alarmed when she learned... Read more

Fr. Travis Clark after his Sept. 30 arrest.

After ‘demonic’ desecration, Louisiana church reconsecrated as details about priest emerge

Oct 12, 2020

By JD Flynn

Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Saturday consecrated a new altar at the Louisiana parish where a priest reportedly filmed a pornographic... Read more

Archibshop Gregory Aymond.

New Orleans archbishop: Priest's desecration of altar 'demonic'

Oct 9, 2020

The Archbishop of New Orleans said Friday that a priest’s filming of a pornographic videotape atop a church’s altar was... Read more

Fr. Pat Wattigny.

Lawyer says New Orleans priest groomed teens by text, archdiocese doubles down on defense

Oct 9, 2020

By JD Flynn

The Archdiocese of New Orleans defended on Friday its handling of a priest who sent text messages to at least... Read more

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

Louisiana Catholic governor calls for prayer and fasting amid coronavirus

Jul 17, 2020

The governor of Louisiana has called for three days of prayer and fasting for people affected by coronavirus, and the... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans in Rome, Jan. 26, 2012.

Recovering from coronavirus, Archbishop Aymond says ‘become part of the story’ in Holy Week

Apr 7, 2020

Recovering from coronavirus, Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans is encouraging Catholics in a message for Holy Week to “become... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans in Rome, Jan. 26, 2012.

Archbishop Aymond of New Orleans has coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

The Archbishop of New Orleans has tested positive for coronavirus. He is the first U.S. bishop known to have tested... Read more