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  • Catholics: DOMA decision "tragic day for marriage"

    June 26, 2013 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge released a statement by U. S. Catholic bishops today which called the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act ruling "a tragic day for marriage and our nation." The high court struck down a provision of DOMA which denied federal benefits for... more »
  • Jindal rejects call from bishops to stop execution Play Video

    February 5, 2013 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal won't halt a state execution planned for next week of a DeSoto Parish man who murdered his 6-year-old stepson two decades ago. Jindal spokesman Sean Lansing said Tuesday that the governor sees no reason to intervene in the case. Christopher Sepulvado is scheduled to... more »
  • Catholic bishops stay course on gay marriage fight

    November 12, 2012 2:41 PM

    BALTIMORE - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops say they won't change their strategy on gay marriage or birth control coverage despite the outcome of the election. Bishops have been in the forefront of opposing same-sex marriage. But voters decided ballot questions in four states last week in favor of gay... more »
  • Vatican makes clear bishops must report sex abuse

    April 12, 2010 9:27 AM

    The Vatican has for the first time made it clear that bishops and other high-ranking clergy should report clerical sex abuse to police. The Vatican has insisted that this has long been the Catholic Church's policy. But in a new guide for lay readers posted Monday on its Web site,... more »

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