The Clarion Herald is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The stated mission of the Clarion Herald is to chronicle the activities and events of local church parishes around the Archdiocese. However, the newspaper also functions as an outlet for editorials by the Archbishop of New Orleans and other leaders in the Catholic church. The newspaper frequently publishes articles on controversial subjects, such as abortion and the priest abuse scandals. The newspaper typically promotes the official archdiocesan views on such subjects. Source