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Fr. Travis Clark after his Sept. 30 arrest.

Louisiana priest who desecrated altar charged with vandalism

A priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans arrested last year along with two women after filming a pornographic video... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans in Rome, Jan. 26, 2012.

New Orleans archdiocese seeks laicization for all clergy credibly accused of sex abuse

While scandalous allegations against two New Orleans-area priests have again raised questions about the Church’s response to clergy misconduct, the... Read more

Participants at a prayer rally for priests and seminarians in New Orleans held small rocks as they prayed, which were then given to seminarians as a reminder of the prayers.

Amid scandal, these Louisiana Catholics say priests ‘rock’

Like many Catholics in the Archdiocese of New Orleans these days, Theresa Truxillo said she was alarmed when she learned... Read more

Fr. Travis Clark after his Sept. 30 arrest.

After ‘demonic’ desecration, Louisiana church reconsecrated as details about priest emerge

Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Saturday consecrated a new altar at the Louisiana parish where a priest reportedly filmed a pornographic... Read more

Archibshop Gregory Aymond.

New Orleans archbishop: Priest's desecration of altar 'demonic'

The Archbishop of New Orleans said Friday that a priest’s filming of a pornographic videotape atop a church’s altar was... Read more

Fr. Pat Wattigny.

Lawyer says New Orleans priest groomed teens by text, archdiocese doubles down on defense

The Archdiocese of New Orleans defended on Friday its handling of a priest who sent text messages to at least... Read more

Church of Sts Peter and Paul, Pearl River, Louisiana.

New Orleans priest defiles altar with pornographic filmmaking, arrested for obscenity

A priest in the Archdiocese of New Orleans has been arrested along with two women and charged with obscenity after... Read more

Fr. Pat Wattigny.

New Orleans priest removed for abuse sent messages to high school student

The Archdiocese of New Orleans reportedly knew for months but did not inform school officials that a priest chaplain at... Read more

St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

New Orleans Catholic archdiocese, universities sued over alleged Hurricane Katrina aid fraud

A federal lawsuit alleges that the Archdiocese of New Orleans, as well as two historically black New Orleans universities, improperly... Read more

St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

Bankruptcy filing stalls case involving New Orleans Saints, archdiocese

The New Orleans archdiocese’ recent declaration of bankruptcy will freeze a court case alleging executives for the New Orleans Saints... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans in Rome, Jan. 26, 2012.

Archdiocese of New Orleans files for bankruptcy

Under financial pressure from clerical abuse litigation compounded by the coronavirus crisis, The Archdiocese of New Orleans announced May 1... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans in Rome, Jan. 26, 2012.

Recovering from coronavirus, Archbishop Aymond says ‘become part of the story’ in Holy Week

Recovering from coronavirus, Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans is encouraging Catholics in a message for Holy Week to “become... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans in Rome, Jan. 26, 2012.

Archbishop Aymond of New Orleans has coronavirus

The Archbishop of New Orleans has tested positive for coronavirus. He is the first U.S. bishop known to have tested... Read more

New Orleans Saints defend assistance of archdiocese as disclosure

The New Orleans Saints have said assistance that team personnel offered to the Archdiocese of New Orleans on communications strategy... Read more

Fr. Fernand Cheri, O.F.M., newly appointed auxiliary bishop of New Orleans, speaks at a Jan. 12 press conference announcing his nomination.

New Orleans receives a native son for new auxiliary bishop

Fr. Fernand Joseph Cheri III, O.F.M., was appointed on Monday by Pope Francis as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans says Mass.

La. bishop applauds marriage ruling, commits to LGBT ministry

Following a judge's Wednesday ruling upholding a Louisiana amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, New Orleans'... Read more