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USCCB COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN APPLAUD THE REPEAL OF “DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER ON TRANSGENDER STUDENTS”

WASHINGTON – The chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and the Committee on Catholic Education, expressed gratitude for the Trump Administration’s repeal of the “deeply disturbing” May 2016 guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education entitled “Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students.”

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WASHINGTON--Deirdre McQuade, primary spokeswoman on abortion for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), welcomed passage of the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017" (H.R. 7) by the U.S. House of Representatives. "By passing this legislation, the House has taken a decisive step toward respect for unborn human life, reflecting the will of the American people," she said.

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The February prayer intentions of Pope Francis and Bishop Glen John Provost

Pope Francis



Comfort for the Afflicted, that all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

Bishop Provost

For all believers in Christ, that the truths He taught us might become ever more a part of our lives.

LAKE CHARLES – The second annual presentation of the “Pro Vita” awards highlighted the 2017 Respect Life Banquet, sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life of the Diocese of Lake Charles, held recently. Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, the founder and president of the Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization, dedicated to creating a Christ-like solution to family breakdown was the guest speaker.  The honorees were Hailey Guth of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in the youth category and Lea Poncho of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in the adult layperson classification.

Read more: “Pro Vita” Awards Presented at Respect Life Banquet