LCCB Testimony On SB 118 Permit-Less Carry
House Committee Administration of Criminal Justice 2021 Legislative Session SB 118 Testimony Thank You Chairman James and Committee Members. My name is Tom Costanza Executive Director with the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops. Thank you Senator Morris for bringing this bill so that we could have an honest dialogue about such an important issue. The
LCCB Expresses Solidarity with the Diocese of Lake Charles in the Wake of the Destruction Caused by Hurricane Laura
The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops joins in solidarity with one of its own dioceses, the Diocese of Lake Charles, in its attempt to recover from the destruction caused by Hurricane Laura. For those wishing to contribute to the unmet needs of the Diocese of Lake Charles caused by Hurricane Laura, you can easily do
LCCB Reissues Public Policy Guide
The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops reissued its Public Policy Guide in preparation for the November 2020 elections. You can find the updated document here.
LCCB Strongly Supports the Love Life Amendment
The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly supports the Love Life Amendment, which will be amendment #1 on the upcoming November 3rd ballot. "Passage of the amendment would have a dual effect. Primarily, it will ensure that the state of Louisiana cannot establish a right to abortion... Secondly, it will prohibit the funding of abortion
LCCB Joins USCCB in Expressing Disappointment with the USSCT’s Decision in June Medical Services v. Russo
The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops is greatly disappointed by the USSCT's decision in June Medical Services v Russo. This seminal pro-life case centered around requiring admitting privileges to local hospitals for those engaging in the destruction of human life via an abortion. In this way, it was truly a case centered on authentic issues of
Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz of Buffalo
WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Edward M. Grosz as Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo. Bishop Grosz has reached the retirement age for bishops of 75. The resignation was publicized in Washington on March 2, 2020 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Reacts to House Rejection of Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act
WASHINGTON–Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to advance the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. A procedural vote to amend another piece of legislation (H.R. 2339, Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019) to include the Born Alive Abortion Survivors’ Protection Act failed by a vote of 187 to 220. Archbishop Joseph F.