Amazing Grace Overcoming Race is t just an autobiography of Larry Oney's life so far; rather it is his inspiring testimony to the power of God's love and grace in his life. Deacon Larry shares his struggles of growing up as a sharecropper's son, his growing awareness of structural-racism, and God's grace throughout his life. This inspiring story calls us all to be more open to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives! Thank you for placing these reflections in writing and for giving me an opportunity to read these reflections on your life and on the important topic of racism. Thanks for your witness to 'The New Evangelization.' I am humbled to kw that our prayer for the New Battle of New Orleans gave you further motivation to publish this work and to give us an opportunity to grow in God's wisdom through you. Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans. Deacon Larry's story-telling skill helps to make history real-it's like I'm sitting in his home listening to him share stories about his past. Reading about his life experiences sheds light on many areas of race-related concerns and how God's grace can help us to overcome. J.D. McGurn, President, Thorn Cross Ministries, LLC.
Deacon Larry D. Oney is a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is assigned to Saint Louis King of France Cathedral in the historic French Quarter in New Orleans. He and his wife and their children reside in LaPlace, Louisiana and are members of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Larry is the Chairman of the Board of HGI, Hammerman & Gainer International, and an active member of the New Orleans Chapter of Legatus. He is the chairman of the Board of Regents for Our Lady of Holy Cross College. Deacon Larry ministers nationally and internationally and has appeared on EWTN, Franciscan Radio, and Ava Maria Radio. Deacon Larry has a dynamic ministry of preaching, teaching, and exhortation. He utilizes humor, Sacred Scripture, and his love of the people of God, to speak to the heart of God's people in an uplifting manner.