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Supreme Court of the United States.

Supreme Court hears petition to overturn Louisiana abortion law

Apr 18, 2019

The Center for Reproductive Rights formally presented its petition April 17, after the court granted a stay in February which... 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

US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court blocks law regulating Louisiana abortion doctors

Feb 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court has blocked from taking effect a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to hold admitting privileges at hospitals... Read more

The March for Life before the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

La. law regulating abortion clinics may head to US Supreme Court

Feb 1, 2019

Abortion rights' advocates have asked the US Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a Louisiana law that requires abortion... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2015.

Appeals court upholds La. law regulating abortion clinics

Jan 23, 2019

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a request from abortion rights' advocates to rehear a case challenging... Read more

Full of Grace Cafe. Photo courtesy of Fr. Joshua Johnson.

Full of Grace Cafe: Small-town parish opens thriving coffee shop, community center

Dec 18, 2018

By Mary Farrow

When Fr. Josh Johnson arrived as pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church over a year ago,... 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

Louisiana priest immediately suspended after child porn arrest

Jul 28, 2016

Father Felix David Broussard, a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette, La., was arrested yesterday for allegedly possessing more than... Read more

Memorial for the three police officers who were shot and killed in an ambush on July 18, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Only Christ offers answers in our violent world, Baton Rouge bishop says

Jul 18, 2016

Jesus Christ’s triumph over death, despair and hate should move us forward after a deadly attack on law enforcement officers... Read more

Lafayette, LA police stand outside of the Grand Theater on July 23, 2015 after a gunman opened fire inside the theater.

After theater shooting, Lafayette bishop offers sympathy and prayer

Jul 24, 2015

Catholics in Louisiana are stunned by Thursday's deadly mass shooting at a Lafayette movie theater and are praying for those... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond's letter in response to a request to eat alligator on a Friday in Lent.

Alligator OK to eat on Lenten Fridays, archbishop clarifies

Feb 15, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Alligator is permissible to eat on Fridays of Lent, the archbishop of New Orleans assured a conscientious parishioner, and his... Read more