The Vatican is the home of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and the center of the Roman Catholic Church. All of the Curial offices are located in this smallest of all countries, and in this historical place lies the heart of our Catholic faith and identity.
Serving the particular needs of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States of America, this unified body of servant leaders as the Bishops of the United States leads Catholics in all forms of the teaching of the Catholic Faith, and they convene twice a year to make decisions on the direction of the Church in this country.
Diocese of Lafayette
Carved out of the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1918, the Diocese of Lafayette was formed to serve the needs of the Catholic faithful in South Louisiana, also known as Acadiana. Rich in history, our Diocese serves more than 350,000 Catholics with 121 parishes. Our current Bishop, Most Rev. Douglas Deshotel, D.D., is a native of Basile, serving as the seventh Bishop of Lafayette since 2016.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, this website is dedicated to the spiritual welfare and growth of men, particularly in the United States. An excellent resource for family growth and male spirituality, this site is complete with advice articles, book sales, movie reviews, and much more.
Our Lady of the Oaks Jesuit Retreat Center is located in historic Grand Coteau, at the heart of the Diocese of Lafayette. Click on the image for personal or group retreat information, and to find out more about the Ignatian Philosophy and Spirituality.
There are many movies out today and in the past that have an influence on our modern generation. Both good and bad, the Catholic News Service provides movie reviews (sponsored by the USCCB) for you to read before you and your family head out to watch a movie.
Whenever you're traveling and need to find a place of worship, click on the logo and enter the information for Mass times in the area in which you will be staying.