Robert Tasman is new LCCB executive director
Robert M. Tasman, who has served since 2008 as associate director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB), was named as executive director July 1, succeeding Daniel J. Loar, who had directed the organization for the last 12 years.
Pro-life radio spots expose 'silence' in abortion ads
By now, you’ve no doubt heard the ubiquitous radio spots.
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, which is building a massive, regional abortion facility on Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, recently has flooded the local airwaves with an expensive local radio buy promoting the message that the organization is all about nurturing women’s health.
Hungry receive Good Shepherd’s tender loving care
It takes 15 minutes for members of Good Shepherd Parish’s St. Vincent de Paul group to dispense 200 boxed lunches to the homeless and working poor who come to the Rebuild Center at St. Joseph Church in downtown New Orleans.
Two new personal parishes for Vietnamese Catholics
On July 2, Archbishop Gregory Aymond established St. Joseph Parish in Algiers to serve as a personal parish for Vietnamese Catholics. It had served previously as mission church of St. Agnes Le Thi Thanh Parish. Father Joseph Thang Nguyen will serve as the first pastor.
St. Benilde cantor records CDs, gives free concert
Music has been a driving force in Cathy Gianfala Carriere’s life since birth. Coming from a musical family, she remembers her first performance on stage at age 5 with her father’s band, then progressing to Catholic church choirs and studying voice at Loyola University and classical guitar.
Court: Can’t require covering contraceptives
WASHINGTON (CNS) – In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.