Public Policy Information

Current ACTION ALERTS:

 

What can I do?

  • Register to vote
  • Vote!
  • Learn about the issues
  • Follow the Louisiana Legislature & Congress (below)
  • Write your Representatives & Senators to let them know your position on the issues (links below to help you!)

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National...

Bills of interest for the life issues in the 115th Congress...​

Navigating national Respect Life issues...

State...

The Louisiana State Legislature is in session from now until June 8.  Bills of interest...

Navigating state Respect Life issues...

Local...

New Orleans City Planning Commission is studying adult live entertainment venues & their impact in New Orleans...UPDATES can be found here on their progress!

Church Teaching on Faithful Citizenship...

During this important presidential election year it is essential to remember that when any of us are acting on behalf of the Church that there are guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese (adapted from the USCCB’s guidelines) for what is acceptable in our work:  

Church organizations may not at anytime participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office

Parishes and Catholic institutions may not make statements (oral or written) supporting or opposing any candidate for public office in any manner, such as, sermons, parish bulletins, distribution of sample ballots, etc. Further, no statements may be made which label a certain candidate, such as referring to the candidate as pro-abortion or anti-peace, etc. Parish bulletins, parish publications, parish letterheads are never to be used to support or oppose a candidate for public office or to endorse or oppose a specific political party. The distribution of marked sample ballots or of posting of political signs or billboards must not be permitted on church property. 

Parishes may sponsor voter registration drives and encourage citizens to exercise their right to vote, provided no bias for or against any candidate or political party is evidenced in any way. Such drives cannot distribute any partisan political literature, register only voters supporting a particular candidate or be in conjunction with any political campaign effort…”

For information about Church teaching & our call to participate in civic life, see the USCCB’s Faithful Citizenship document

Copies of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship may be ordered through the USCCB.