Welcome to the Diocese of Lake Charles

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Diocese of Lake Charles

St. Francis de Sales lived his life doing seemingly ordinary things in extraordinary ways. This was the means of his sainthood.

In this very same spirit, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will establish St. Francis de Sales Oratory in the Diocese of Lake Charles.

Church Began in 1869 Under Patronage of St. Francis de Sales

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Diocese of Lake Charles

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Lake Charles has been a symbol of resilience and faith over the past 150 years, rising above the destruction of hurricanes and ashes early on.

Fraternus, a national organization that has been mentoring boys into virtuous Catholic men for over 10 years, has formed a local chapter in the Diocese of Lake Charles. Although it goes into high school and beyond, Fraternus membership begins in the fifth grade because it is in those years that mentoring becomes necessary.

Among candidates for elected office, the choices for voters can be perplexing. A Catholic has a moral duty to vote and is obligated to vote according to the judgment of a well-formed conscience (commonly called an “informed conscience”), understood as true knowledge of good and evil applied to one’s concrete actions. Catholic voters are guided by these principles:

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