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by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 3, 2021 / 16:15 pm Nearly a week after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, the Diocese of Houma-Thibodeaux is still without electricity. Many parts of the diocese do not have running water, and hospitals that were not damaged in the storm are

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Sep 1, 2021 / 16:15 pm At least one Catholic church in New Orleans has opened its doors to serve as an emergency shelter amid widespread power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. St. Francis Xavier Church in Metairie, adjoining New Orleans to the

by Carl Bunderson Baton Rouge, La., Sep 1, 2021 / 19:00 pm The Bishop of Baton Rouge has recalled Fr. Danny Roussel, who died by suicide on Monday, as a devoted and beloved priest, and encouraged prayers for the priest and for his family. “Fr. Danny was a deeply devoted

God, bless each and every person affected by this storm and surround them with Your love, protection, and angels. Let them know there are millions of us out here praying for them and their loved ones. We give You all the praise and glory forever, Lord, and know that even

by Joe Bukuras Baton Rouge, La., Aug 9, 2021 / 12:17 pm Calls for prayer and fasting have once again sounded from the Louisiana Governor’s office as Covid-19 continues to endanger lives in the state. “I believe very strongly in the power of prayer, and there are thousands of people

By Kate Scanlon Washington D.C., Jul 17, 2021 / 15:01 pm Donna Edwards, the first lady of Louisiana, has joined the advisory board of Democrats for Life, the pro-life group announced this week. Edwards, the wife of Gov. John Bel Edwards, (D-La.) is a former teacher and mother of three.

by CNA Staff Denver Newsroom, Jul 4, 2021 / 00:00 am The Catholic Church in the United States has a long list of extraordinary men and women from all walks of life who are on their way to official sainthood because they lived Christian virtues to the extreme. On this

by CNA Staff Baton Rouge, La., Jul 1, 2021 / 20:01 pm The Louisiana State Senate has passed a resolution recognizing May 1 as St. Joseph the Worker Day in the state. The resolution was passed in the spirit of the Church’s year of St. Joseph, which the resolution says

by Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 17, 2021 / 10:44 am The US bishops voted Thursday that they consider it opportune to advance two causes of canonization, for Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur, a World War II military chaplain, and for Marinus (Leonard) LaRue, a merchant mariner who became a

by Mary Farrow Lafayette, La., Dec 23, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- Three Cajun Catholics from the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana are on their way to becoming canonized saints after a historic ceremony earlier this year. During the Jan. 11 ceremony, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel of Lafayette officially opened