Hurricane destroys Louisiana churches, closes schools, displaces priests

LAKE CHARLES, La. (CNS) — Hurricane Laura destroyed six churches in the Diocese of Lake Charles, left a dozen others “highly compromised,” and did heavy damage to chancery offices.

'Just Mercy,' 'Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' among Christopher winners

Megan Alexander poses for a photo with her book "One More Hug."

NEW YORK (CNS) — The hit movies "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" and "Just Mercy" were among this year's Christopher Awards movie winners.

Dioceses in Hurricane Laura's path report damage, but hard to gauge for now

downed power lines

WASHINGTON (CNS) — After a hurricane made landfall with winds of 150 mph along the Texas-Louisiana border early on Aug. 27, bishops from the dioceses in its path found themselves the morning after assessing damages and checking in with others hours after destructive Hurricane Laura had passed.