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Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida was one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall on the U.S. mainland. Read more

Louisiana governor vetoes women’s sports bill 

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have prohibited student athletes from competing in... Read more

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Louisiana poised to create window for sex abuse lawsuits

The Louisiana state legislature last week passed a bill allowing for new lawsuits in old cases of child sex abuse... Read more

Louisiana legislature recognizes anniversary of Roe v. Wade as ‘Day of Tears’

The Louisiana state legislature last week passed a resolution recognizing Jan. 22, 2022, the 49th anniversary of legalized abortion throughout... Read more

Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux.

Louisiana diocese ends mask requirement at Mass, but bishop advises 'continued vigilance'

"The pandemic’s hold on our state, country and world has not completely subsided, and the fight against this virus continues..." Read more

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‘A victory for transparency’: Louisiana applauds court order to unseal abortion clinic records

Louisiana’s attorney general is applauding a federal court order to unseal documents and records that abortion providers have fought to... Read more

State Sen. Katrina Jackson. CNA file photo.

Louisiana voters approve Amendment 1 to exclude ‘right to abortion’ from state constitution

Louisiana voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment to prevent Louisiana’s courts from finding a “right to abortion,” or to... Read more

Catholics arrange aid for St. Pius X parish in Ragley, Louisiana.

After Hurricane Laura, priests' support group responds to a 'brother' in need

Support groups for priests provide ongoing camaraderie and spiritual nourishment, and now that list of benefits can be expanded to... Read more

Analysis: What’s next for the Supreme Court and abortion?

Monday’s ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo came as a major letdown for the pro-life movement in the U.S.,... Read more

The US capitol building.

How the SCOTUS abortion ruling could affect upcoming Senate races

The US Supreme Court this week issued a ruling overturning a Louisiana law seeking to hold abortion clinics to the... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Analysis: Justice Roberts has some pro-lifers rethinking strategy

In 2005, John Roberts’ confirmation as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court was hailed by many pro-life groups as... Read more

State Sen. Katrina Jackson. CNA file photo.

Louisiana abortion law's author denounces Supreme Court decision

Lawmakers, legal scholars, and pro-life leaders all criticized a Supreme Court ruling on Monday that overturned state safety regulations for abortion... Read more

US Supreme Court in Washington.

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

The Supreme Court delivered two decisions Monday on cases concerning life issues. Among a total of three decisions issued by... Read more

Fr. Robert W. Marshall. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Memphis.

Memphis priest named bishop of Alexandria 

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Robert W. Marshall as the next bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana. It is unclear when his... Read more

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, March 5, 2020.

Louisiana AG: Argument against Unsafe Abortion Act ‘absolutely a lie’

In a Thursday interview, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said efforts to conflate the case with a Texas law regulating... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Supreme Court hears arguments on Louisiana abortion law

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act on Wednesday, as justices questioned lawyers from both sides... Read more

Pro-life demonstrators.

207 Senators and Congressmen say Roe vs. Wade is 'unworkable'

Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing, more than 200 members of Congress have signed on to support Louisiana’s abortion regulations,... Read more

US Supreme Court.

Foes of Louisiana abortion regulation file briefs with Supreme Court

A Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals has drawn opposition from medical groups... Read more

A pro-life demonstrator awaits the Supreme Court.

After Louisiana governor's election, hope for pro-life Democrats?

Pro-lifers are hopeful that the re-election of Democrat John Bel Edwards as Louisiana governor could turn the tide in a... Read more

Pastor of vibrant Arkansas parish named Bishop of Shreveport

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Msgr. Francis Malone, pastor of an Arkansa parish known for having generated many priestly vocations, as... Read more