Theology on Tap Lineup

Looking for somewhere to meet other Catholics in their 20s on up, socialize and talk about your faith? Then mark your calendars for Thursday nights in October for the Theology on Tap series! The Southshore will host the four-week series at Fox & Hound in Elmwood Village Center (2100 S. Clearview Parkway) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Show up early for a drink and Catholic fellowship!

The lineup includes:

  • Oct. 6: “One Nation Under God” with Martin Gutierrez
  • Oct. 13: “Life Isn’t Fair but Trade Can Be” with Paula Taylor and Traci Taylor
  • Oct. 20: “What the Mass Says About Us” with Todd Amick
  • Oct. 27: “When the Well Runs Dry” with Sr. Rose Bowen, O.P.

For more information on the individual talks, visit the Archdiocese of New Orleans Young Adult Ministry or contact Rachel Longest at rlongest@arch-no.org.

CLCs build young adult community in archdiocese

At the college level, finding a community of people with similar interests can seem like an easy task. In the real world, however, it isn’t always that easy. The desire for community expands rapidly as New Orleans’ young adults struggle to find a place for them to live and grow in the Catholic faith.

Rachel Longest, archdiocesan young adult ministry coordinator, and Laura Quigley, associate chaplain at Loyola University New Orleans, have teamed up to form Christian Life Communities (CLCs) throughout the archdiocese for young adults graduated from college. Already in place at Loyola and Jesuit universities across the country, CLCs consist of groups of six to 10 people and are founded in Ignatian spirituality, grounded in each individual’s own experience and finding God in all things.

“The idea is to engage in discernment together, reflecting on where to find God in your life, so that you can really fulfill God’s mission,” Quigley said.

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