Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Danny Loar of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops march in the Louisiana Life March from the Old State Capitol to the State Capitol Jan. 12, 2013.

Danny Loar, who is retiring as executive director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, was recognized with a resolution Wednesday in the Louisiana House.

Loar, who has held the job since 2002, served as chief lobbyist for the state’s Roman Catholic Church and its bishops.

The resolution, which passed the Senate earlier, cites his advocacy on a wide range of education issues, annual legislative luncheons and for helping to initiate regular Masses at St. Joseph’s Cathederal for lawmakers during the session.

Loar plans to teach sixth-grade religion and seventh-grade American history at St. Theresa Middle School in Gonzales.

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