Angela Hill: Open Book with Archbishop Gregory Aymond
He was born in Gentilly, the oldest of 3 children. Little did he know then that he would become the Archbishop of New Orleans.
Gregory Aymond become the 14th Archbishop of the Crescent City just over 4 years ago…home again after 8 years as bishop of Austin, Texas.
We talk about his home--a city on a fast track not only to recovery, but reinvention. Much of New Orleans’ rebirth is the product of faith, belief and Christianity. After hurricane Katrina and the worst man-made disaster in the history of our nation, it was good neighbors, church groups and Christians from across America and around the globe, who rolled up their sleeves to help people in need.
Archbishop Aymond discusses his role as the leader of Catholics in our area, and about the changing landscape and consolidation of churches in Greater New Orleans. We chat about his success bringing more seminarians to the church in Austin and his goals for additional priests and nuns here at home…. and, the role of Catholic education in our community.
Together we explore the future of the Catholic Church under the gentle, yet bold direction of Pope Francis. Archbishop Aymond shares insights into the Pope’s new mission statement—calling for reform of the Catholic Church and the papacy itself…to be a more missionary and merciful church that gets its hands dirty as it seeks out the poor and oppressed.
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