Saturday, July 23, 2005

Sad Story

Please keep Our Lady of the Lake Parish in your prayers as this story on their pastor's spending of parish funds is investigated both by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and by the news media. My brother became the parish's youth minister last month and my mother taught at the parish school for about a decade ending 5 years ago, so my family naturally has great interest in what is happening there at the archdiocese's largest parish. I knew of Fr. Cervantes when he was assigned at a parish in Slidell and was chaplain at my high school. He is a vibrant priest and a gifted homilist and I hope that everything works out the best both for him and for OLL parishioners.