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Louisiana - Latest News
Oct 4, 2019 - 09:30 am .- The Supreme Court will consider an abortion case this term after it announced on Friday that it will hear a challenge to Louisiana’s abortion law.
May 30, 2019 - 07:45 am .- Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) has previously spoken in favor of the bill. Following its passage by the house, the governor said he would sign the legislation.
May 21, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- The governor of Louisiana - a Catholic Democrat - says he will sign a bill banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, if the legislation arrives on his desk.
May 8, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Senate Bill 112 would have added a question to the next state-wide ballot proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty.
Apr 18, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The Center for Reproductive Rights formally presented its petition April 17, after the court granted a stay in February which blocked the law from coming into effect while lower courts heard the case.
Mar 12, 2019 - 04:21 pm .- Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge has expanded their international adoption services into the northwestern part of Louisiana.
Feb 7, 2019 - 09:03 pm .- The Supreme Court has blocked from taking effect a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to hold admitting privileges at hospitals nearby to abortion clinics. The court issued a stay on Thursday evening.
Feb 1, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Abortion rights' advocates have asked the US Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Jan 23, 2019 - 11:41 am .- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a request from abortion rights' advocates to rehear a case challenging a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Dec 18, 2018 - 04:16 am .- When Fr. Josh Johnson arrived as pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church over a year ago, he slept in a room above the choir loft.
Jun 26, 2018 - 07:11 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Michael Gerard Duca, of the northern Louisiana diocese of Shreveport, to be the newest bishop of Baton Rouge.
Jul 28, 2016 - 03:44 pm .- Father Felix David Broussard, a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette, La., was arrested yesterday for allegedly possessing more than 500 images of child pornography, according to local police.
Jul 18, 2016 - 02:52 pm .- Jesus Christ’s triumph over death, despair and hate should move us forward after a deadly attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, the city’s bishop said Sunday.
Jul 24, 2015 - 10:15 am .- Catholics in Louisiana are stunned by Thursday's deadly mass shooting at a Lafayette movie theater and are praying for those affected, the local bishop has said.
Feb 15, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Alligator is permissible to eat on Fridays of Lent, the archbishop of New Orleans assured a conscientious parishioner, and his approval has been backed by the national bishops' conference.