Peace from the Lamb of God

BY JEFF YOUNG I don’t suffer well. I wish I did, but the sad fact is that I don’t. I have witnessed other people suffer well ... men, women, and children who experience accidents, sickness, and losses with grace and humility. Historically,…

Savoring the simplicity of Lent

by Jeff Young  For me, one of the most beautiful aspects of being Catholic is celebrating the liturgical seasons: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time. There’s something so simple, so … human about this. The seasons ground us…

Hut! Hut! Shredded Chicken Tacos

BY JEFF YOUNG Are you ready for some football? I hope so, because this month kicks off the new football season! Down herein New Orleans, I look forward to all the Saints’ games, and I admit to feeling giddy when they win. Yet, as odd as it…

‘Love begins at home’

In 1977 my mom and dad took me and my younger sister to see the original Star Wars movie on the big screen at Cortana Mall in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which housed a new theater that had just opened a few months earlier. I was almost 7 years…