Spirit Weekly




Religion in the news
April 11, 2007 at 1:19 pm
Pizza king: Florida needs more Catholics

Domino's Pizza multimillionaire Thomas Monaghan is creating a community to draw residents who share traditional Catholic values. - The Miami Herald

Spirit Happenings
April 11, 2007 at 1:14 pm
Catholics: April 15 is Divine Mercy Sunday

On this day Jesus promised that he will grant complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. He told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when "all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened". (Diary 699)

Spirit news from around the world
April 04, 2007 at 2:14 pm
Archdiocese: Hannan Responding Well To Therapy

NEW ORLEANS -- Former New Orleans Archbishop Phillip Hannan has been released from a Covington hospital. The 93-year-old suffered a stroke last Friday. He is now being treated at an intermediate care facility. Archdiocese spokesman the Rev. William Maestri said Hannan's movement and speech are improving and that he is responding well to therapy. Hannan served as archbishop of New Orleans from 1965 to 1989.- WDSU.com

Passion of Christ is revealed in a friend’s bicycle accident
March 28, 2007 at 4:36 pm
A very dear friend of mine had a bike accident right before my eyes recently, and ended up having a few big and deep cuts around one of her eyes. Her husband and I rushed her to the emergency room, certain she would need a few good stitches.

Vision of Mary changed Houma trucker Louis Saia’s life
March 21, 2007 at 3:21 pm
On Saturday, we went to the Saia Compound in Houma, where there was prayer, stations of the cross, rosary, Mass and more prayer.

What to expect when you’re baptized in the Holy Spirit
March 14, 2007 at 5:22 pm
A deeper union with God, greater love for others - and that’s just the beginning

Stir up the Holy Spirit in yourself and your teenagers - workshop this month.

If God inspired the Bible, why are there so many different versions of it?
February 21, 2007 at 1:32 pm
This is the third and final installment in our three-part series on the Origin of the Bible: Human Invention or Divine Intervention?” by Dr. Brant Pitre. Pitre is a biblical scholar of international acclaim. For background information or CDs of his Bible studies, visit www.brantpitre.com.

Why early Christians dismissed the ‘Lost Gospels’ of Thomas and Judas Why early Christians dismissed the ‘Lost Gospels’ of Thomas and Judas
February 07, 2007 at 2:40 pm
This is the second of a three-part series on the Origin of the Bible: Human Invention or Divine Intervention?” by Dr. Brant Pitre. Dr. Pitre is a biblical scholar of international acclaim. For background information or CD's of his bible studies, visit www.brantpitre.com

Weather Girl Megan's Extended Forecast
January 31, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Expect a mixed weather bag in the week ahead with chilly temperatures accompanied by clouds, rain and sunshine depending on the day.

D.B. Mollaire pastors at two churches in St. Charles Parish: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama and Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Norco.

The tip of the spear of freedom ... the historical black church
January 31, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Langston Hughes once said, “We are not where we ought to be, we are not where we should be, but thank God we are not where we were.”

Retro 'bot is very cool. Can YOU top this?
January 31, 2007 at 12:59 pm
Take ... me ... to ... your ... READERS’ Luling man’s retro robot is a winner.

Open letter to every parent - from every child
January 24, 2007 at 1:39 pm
Note to readers: This week's “open letter” column is something that's been weighing on my mind since I attended my daughter's high school open house and heard, yet again, how only the parents of the "good kids" seem to show up. - Barbara

LSU tix going up, but still a bargain at $40
January 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Going up! LSU plans to raise ticket prices for the upcoming season. If approved by the university’s board of supervisors, the base price of a single ticket will jump from $36 to $40 for non-SEC games - with premier games costing $45.

Angel in the making Angel in the making
January 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm
Believe it or not, you know this beautiful 13-year-old ... as a saint! Who is she?

Saints win again - even with Barbara on 'injured reserve' Saints win again - even with Barbara on 'injured reserve'
January 17, 2007 at 12:13 pm
Editor’s note: In a December issue, Barbara Munson declared herself “a jinx” to the New Orleans Saints after realizing they lose when she watches them on TV, and win when she doesn’t. This week, she tells what it was like to see their playoff game with the Philadelphia Eagles after the fact - on videotape.

The Morning After

Sunday, January 14, 7:30 a.m.

I sit here bleary-eyed, achy, and exhausted. No, I don't have the flu, I have Saints fever.

Find out who REALLY wrote the Bible in Luling seminar
January 10, 2007 at 3:33 pm
You’re invited to a free, three-part Bible-study series that will answer these questions: Where does the Bible come from? Why are there so many different versions of the Bible? How do we know the Bible is the reliable Word of God?

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and the ‘Gnostic Gospels’? What are the earliest copies of the Bible?

God bless this mess God bless this mess
January 10, 2007 at 2:26 pm
The good folks at Luling's First Union Presbyterian and the Christian Motorcycle Association need your help in their mission to repair storm damage at the Canal Boulevard Baptist Church of the Deaf in New Orleans.

Something to SMILE about
January 04, 2007 at 11:15 am
You'll feel good after you read the "funny" that follows ...

Young QB leads Destrehan to blowout win over Helen Cox
Young QB leads Destrehan to blowout win over Helen Cox
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In only his second game as a starter, Destrehan sophomore quarterback Marquise Darensbourg threw two touchdowns and ran for another in the first half of the Wildcats’ 48-7 win over Helen Cox on Friday.