I can’t help but notice on the forums over the years that there are a great many of us who grew up in our beloved city under the wings of HMC. I can’t help but notice that there are a whole bunch of folks who think that NO is sin city central and that God was justified in “sending Katrina”. I’m gonna leave it at that.
What’s going on now is not the city that I grew in which I grew up. I don’t think that people have an inkling of what it meant to me to see St. Anthony’s on Canal St. where I was baptized under water. Or St. Dominic’s in Lakeview where I went to many a Sunday Mass. Or to drive throughout the city and see all the parishes that I can remember vibrant, living churches sitting in destruction. And it’s not just us, we all know how connected we were to the Mississippi Gulf Coast…St. Staninslaus in ruins…St. Michael in Biloxi and on an on.
I grew up in a Catholic city. I am tired of being the lone voice trying to explain that Bourbon St. is not NO. I know y’all are out there…give us your thoughts.