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Louisiana bishops: No guns in church

Catholic World News - July 20, 2010

Following the passage of a state law that permits religious leaders to allow worshippers to carry concealed weapons, Louisiana’s bishops have announced that Catholics will not be permitted to bring guns to church. The state’s bishops had taken no position on the matter when it was before the state legislature because the law grants religious leaders the authority to decide whether guns are permitted.

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jul. 23, 2010 10:20 AM ET USA

    Seriously, when it comes to something that bishops really, really care about, they can quickly and clearly publish and enforce a rule against a class of Catholics, in this case, gun-owners, and yet, still can't articulate what is to be done with Catholic politicians and others who are public advocates of the death of the unborn.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jul. 20, 2010 11:54 PM ET USA

    The article doesn't mention anything about "open carry". And, while we are at it, does the bishop have to register his crosier as a weapon?

  • Posted by: annemarie - Jul. 20, 2010 7:40 PM ET USA

    What's the next step - metal detectors and patdowns in church vestibules? It seems to me that the bishops have more urgent issues to address. But, then, many bishops are liberal. So, what can one expect!!

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jul. 20, 2010 6:30 PM ET USA

    What will services be without a pistol!?

  • Posted by: parochus - Jul. 20, 2010 5:40 PM ET USA

    And this after Almy had started selling shoulder holsters in all of the liturgical colors!

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