Published January 14, 2017 | Written by Clarion Herald Staff

United in 
God's Time
   For more than 50 years, Alison Guerra of New Orleans wondered what her biological mother looked like - or if she were even still alive. Within the last seven months, Alison's life story has come full circle. She's had emotional reunions with both her birth mom and her half-sister. Read about the touching reunions in the Jan. 14 issue of the Clarion Herald.

   Dr. Ansel Augustine, director of the archdiocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministries, has received a pair of national honors for his work with youth and young adults. He talks about the people in his life who have mentored him.

   Three Vietnamese Catholic churches will celebrate the Vietnamese New Year - the Year of the Rooster - in upcoming weekends with liturgies, traditional dances, music and great food.

   St. Clement of Rome Parish's youth and young adult ministry puts a sacramental twist on the Mannequin Challenge.

   A 70-year-old man has just received his First Communion, and now he wants to become a Catholic monk.

   In his regular column, Archbishop Gregory Aymond praises the hundreds of young people who will use the Martin Luther King holiday to do service work throughout the community.

   St. Joseph Abbey has converted an old chicken coop into an artists' studio, where budding painters can take classes to improve their craft.
   At the annual Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Jesuit Father Edwin Gros draws parallels between Our Lady of Prompt Succor and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
   Young adult columnist Heather Bozant Witcher urges Catholics to look with gratitude on the events of the new year rather than be drawn down by the secular culture.     

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