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Diocese of Lake Charles

SULPHUR — History came full circle on Palm Sunday weekend as the inaugural Solemn High Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in the same building that once served as the first Catholic Church in Sulphur nearly 100 years ago. The apostolate — the only one in the South for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest — is now home for the traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Lake Charles.

Deadline to apply for scholarships is April 15

LAKE CHARLES (March 12, 2021) — Up to 400 students will have an opportunity to earn scholarships to attend Catholic schools this Fall within the Diocese of Lake Charles, thanks to the generosity of a patron giving a $1.8 million donation. The family, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the generous gift through ACE Scholarships, which provides children of low-income families access to quality education through its scholarship program. 

March 16, 2021
Statement by Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops

As the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB), we seek to implore our collective U.S. senators to oppose the Equality Act that has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives. While promoted as an anti‐discrimination and protective measure, this legislation could disrupt and endanger the Gospel‐based work that the Catholic Church engages in on a daily basis.

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