Social Justice

June 18, 2022

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Marriott Ballroom Salons A-C

Archbishop Shelton Fabre

Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux

Bishop Shelton Fabre was installed as the fourth bishop of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, in 2013. He previously served as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans from 2007 to 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, Louisiana, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in religious studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 1989 and held both pastoral and administrative positions in the diocese.

Bishop Fabre chairs the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and previously served as chair of the Subcommittee on African American Affairs. He also serves on the Subcommittee for Hispanic Affairs and the Pro-Life Committee.

He previously served as a member of USCCB’s Administrative Committee, the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church and the USCCB Committee for the American College of Louvain as well as on the Special Task Force to Promote Peace in Our Communities.

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux as Archbishop of Louisville.