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U.S. BISHOPS CHAIRMAN COMMENDS LIFE PROTECTIONS IN AHCA, EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT HARMFUL PROVISIONS THAT WILL IMPACT THE POOR

WASHINGTON—In a letter sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida notes that, while the recently introduced American Health Care Act (AHCA) commendably contains key provisions in defense of life, the proposed legislation also creates “grave challenges for poor and vulnerable people that must be addressed” by Congress before passage.

Read more: Catholic News Update

How can I repay the Lord for all the good done for me?”  Psalm 116:12

My dear People of God,

Having completed our pledges for Return to the Lord, I wish to express my gratitude for your open-hearted generosity in this endeavor providing for the future needs of the Diocese of Lake Charles. All of our parishes contributed.  Over fifty percent of them contributed over their goals.  Approximately 33 percent of all registered families participated.  Return to the Lord greatly exceeded our expectations.

Read more: Lenten Pastoral Letter 2017: Return to the Lord