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Louisiana governor says he’ll sign newly approved ‘heartbeat bill’

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Catholic, said he will sign into law a measure that makes nearly all...

U.S. church urged to fight racism with same zeal waged for...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Catholic Church in the United States has a strong pro-life identity and is well-known for being passionately against abortion. But...

Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis offered his prayers for the people of Texas and Louisiana struggling to cope with the devastating impact of Hurricane...

Parish prays for congressman in critical condition after shooting

Catholic News Service METAIRIE, La. — More than 150 people attended a prayer service at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie June 14 to...

Federal authorities investigating shooting of congressman, others

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Federal authorities are investigating a shooting that resulted in injuries for Catholic congressman and Republican Steve Scalise and others when a...

Louisiana floods called worst U.S. natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy —...

BATON ROUGE, La. — The line of destruction caused by historic flooding in southern Louisiana stretches for 25 miles, and according to Red Cross...

African Catholics urged to hold tight to faith, values in secular...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The African family, with its reverence of elders, sense of solidarity and community, and adherence to religious traditions has great...

Louisiana religious leaders file brief urging court to spare life of...

NEW ORLEANS — More than 100 religious leaders across the state of Louisiana filed an amicus brief Oct. 19 with the Louisiana Supreme Court...

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