Diocese of Baton Rouge

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Father Josh Johnson to lead discernment retreat: 'Representation matters'

May 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

When Father Josh Johnson first felt called to the priesthood, there was an obstacle he had to overcome first —... Read more

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni.

Baton Rouge diocese to celebrate 60th anniversary by celebrating St Joseph

May 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Baton Rouge plans to celebrate the Year of St. Joseph in conjunction with its 60th anniversary.  Read more

Baton Rouge Catholic Charities expands international adoption services

Mar 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge has expanded their international adoption services into the northwestern part of Louisiana.  Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

Shreveport bishop chosen to lead Baton Rouge diocese

Jun 26, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Tuesday Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Michael Gerard Duca, of the northern Louisiana diocese of Shreveport, to... Read more

A victory for the seal of Confession in Louisiana

Nov 1, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Catholic priests do not have to break the seal of Confession to report the alleged abuse of minors, the Louisiana... Read more

Priests can't be forced to break seal of confession, La. judge rules

Mar 2, 2016

Louisiana law can’t force Catholic priests to violate the seal of the confessional, a judge in the state reaffirmed on... Read more