Weekly Update as of May 8, 2023

  Last week was another highly active week in trying to implement our Catholic social teaching. We are at the mid-session point with only four weeks left. LCCB fostered the Life and Dignity of the Human Person and opposed all five abortion bills that would have weakened our abortion laws, including two bills which would

World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

WASHINGTON - Each year, Pope Francis invites the Church to commemorate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1. This day of prayer begins a month-long “Season of Creation” which concludes on October 4 with the feast of Saint Francis. Calling on all Christians to pray and work together to

Labor Day 2022 Statement Focuses on Promoting the Welfare of Working Families

WASHINGTON - As Americans prepare to mark Labor Day on September 5, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued an annual reflection on the world of work and the importance of upholding the dignity of all laborers. “This Labor Day, let

Catholic Social Teaching and 2022 Louisiana Legislative Session Review

Overview of 2022 Session The Louisiana Legislature began its 2022 session with an historic opportunity to make long-overdue investments in people and communities. A combination of surplus dollars, federal pandemic relief money and a surge in state tax collections left legislators with unprecedented amounts of revenue to distribute among Louisiana’s many needs. Lawmakers used the

LCCB’s 1st Faithful Citizenship Day for Catholics at the Capitol

"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern." - Pope Francis, 9/16/13 On May 18th 2022, catholic leaders from around the area

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