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State Sen. Katrina Jackson. CNA file photo.

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

Nov 3, 2020

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

Sep 2, 2020

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?

Jul 1, 2020

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

Jun 30, 2020

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

Jun 29, 2020

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

Jun 29, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 29, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

Bankruptcy filing stalls case involving New Orleans Saints, archdiocese

May 6, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

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

Memphis priest named bishop of Alexandria 

Apr 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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’

Mar 7, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

Mar 4, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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'

Jan 2, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Dec 4, 2019

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?

Nov 19, 2019

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 19, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Louisiana State Capitol building.

Louisiana court skeptical, but lets challenge to abortion regulations continue

Oct 21, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s pro-life legislation will be allowed to continue, but the state is confident that it will prevail... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Supreme Court to hear Louisiana abortion law appeal

Oct 4, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court will consider an abortion case this term after it announced on Friday that it will hear a... Read more

Louisiana State Capitol building which is located in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana governor to sign heartbeat bill

May 30, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) has previously spoken in favor of the bill. Following its passage by the house, the... Read more

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

Democratic governor of Louisiana says he will sign heartbeat bill

May 21, 2019

The governor of Louisiana - a Catholic Democrat - says he will sign a bill banning abortions after the detection... Read more

Louisiana State Capitol building which is located in Baton Rouge.

Bid to end death penalty in Louisiana fails

May 8, 2019

Senate Bill 112 would have added a question to the next state-wide ballot proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the... Read more