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  • North Dakota bishop exposes 100s to hepatitis A

    October 25, 2013 8:56 AM

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The bishop of the Fargo Catholic Diocese exposed potentially hundreds of churchgoers in two North Dakota cities to the hepatitis A virus in late September and early October. The state Health Department has issued an advisory of exposure for anyone who was served communion at services... more »
  • Pope names new Denver archbishop, Buffalo bishop

    May 29, 2012 6:51 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The pope has named Monsignor Samuel Aquila as the new archbishop for Denver, Colorado, filling an important U.S. post left vacant after Archbishop Charles Chaput moved to Philadelphia. The 61-year-old Aquila, currently bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, is returning home in many ways, having studied at... more »
  • New Byzantine bishop installed in Pittsburgh

    April 19, 2012 10:27 AM

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Byzantine Catholics in America have a new leader who has been installed as archbishop in Pittsburgh. Archbishop William Skurla was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in January and enthroned as the Byzantine metropolitan archbishop of Pittsburgh on April 18, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist... more »
  • Acadiana Marks Feast of St. Joseph with Generosity

    March 20, 2012 1:26 AM

    On the Catholic calender, March 19th marked the feast of St. Joseph. It was observed in many churches across Acadiana with an altar bearing gifts of cakes, pastries and fruits to pay homage to St. Joseph. The altar is a tradition dating back to the middle ages, when catholics... more »
  • Christmas Message from Bishop Michael Jarrell

    December 16, 2010 4:10 PM

    I know it is a bit late, but today I share with you some Christmas gift suggestions, courtesy of a gentleman by the name of Owen Arnold. He suggests that you give: To your enemy, forgiveness; To an opponent, tolerance; To a friend, your heart; To a customer, service;... more »
  • Bishop Releases Statement on School Shooting

    September 16, 2010 4:28 PM

    "It is with profound sorrow that I make the following statement. This morning at St. Theodore/Holy Family School in Moss Bluff, a student acting alone inflicted upon himself a gunshot wound. This incident occurred at the very start of the school day. The school, civil, diocesan, and emergency authorities were... more »
  • Louisiana Bishops Object to Health Care Bill

    March 18, 2010 5:56 PM

    “ The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly supports the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in their opposition to the current Senate health care bill. Some in the Catholic Church maintain that the Senate bill will not provide taxpayer funding for abortions and that it will uphold longstanding... more »
  • Bishop Michael Jarrell urges special collection for relief efforts in Haiti

    January 14, 2010 3:46 PM

    LAFAYETTE-Bishop Michael Jarrell of the Diocese of Lafayette, has issued a letter to all pastors, administrators and parish life coordinators of Catholic church parishes in the diocese urging a special collection this weekend or as soon as possible thereafter for relief efforts in Haiti following the devastation of the recent... more »

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