Fr. Maurice Nutt has been offered and has accepted the position of Director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. Maurice has been in frequent contact with the Provincial and his Council about the possibility of this appointment. We congratulate Maurice and assure him of our support as he begins this position on July 1, 2014. Maurice will influence and shape many future leaders of the Catholic Church, especially those who serve in African-American parishes, in his new position. He will be a member of the St. Alphonsus community in New Orleans.