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Council takes stand against gambling
November 07, 2007 at 11:54 am
At one time, St. Charles Parish was a hot spot for illegal gambling in the State of Louisiana. Many of the restaurants and bars along major thoroughfares had slot machines which were very popular among locals and visitors though in violation of the law.

Our View
October 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm
Gov.-Elect Bobby Jindal did not say much about saving the Louisiana coast during the election campaign just past. But there was probably a political reason.

Majority of participants rule
October 24, 2007 at 4:04 pm
We often hear that in a democracy, a majority rules. It should be more properly stated that in a democracy, a majority of those who choose to participate rule.
On Saturday, approximately 1.3 million people went to the polls to determine who would guide Louisiana's government for the next four years.

Massive expansion of SCHIP: A move toward socialism
October 24, 2007 at 4:02 pm
I recently heard about a young mother who received an unexpected call from a collection agency for a bill for a medical test that was performed on her infant son two years ago.

Will our election system be changing?
October 17, 2007 at 4:16 pm
A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court may have significant implications for how we elect candidates for statewide and legislative offices in Louisiana.

Group wants BET to clean up its offensive programming
October 04, 2007 at 7:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A church leader has begun a series of weekend protests, demanding that media outlets and corporations stop portraying blacks in demeaning and offensive ways, with a demonstration at the home of Black Entertainment Television's chief executive.

Speculation on coming of Christ is reaching crescendo
September 27, 2007 at 8:31 am
By Michael Brown, spiritdaily.com

In the years since the French Revolution, there have been numerous predictions of the Second Coming, or at least some kind of major manifestation of Christ.

Spirit Weekly
September 20, 2007 at 8:55 am
BEIJING (AP) _ A leader of China's underground Protestant church has been released from a three-year prison term for distributing Bibles and other religious literature without a business license, an overseas monitoring group said Sunday.

Jason Brauninger takes first vows Jason Brauninger takes first vows
August 23, 2007 at 10:11 am
Jason Brauninger, 25, a St. Rose native and seminary student, professed his first vows before God, church leaders, friends and family in a special ceremony Aug. 15 held at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau.

Commission ignores Katrina- effect on home property values
August 23, 2007 at 9:55 am
Dear Taxpayer:

The Louisiana Tax Commission (LTC) ordered a reassessessment of St. Charles Parish for 2007 because our ratio study was 8.9 percent. A passing grade is 9 percent.

Once wary of high art, evangelicals seek greater role as ‘creators of culture’
August 02, 2007 at 3:54 pm
By ERIC GORSKI

AP Religion Writer


Religion in the News
August 02, 2007 at 3:48 pm

RELIGION IN THE NEWS
July 25, 2007 at 3:00 pm
When to Let Go? Medicine's Top Dilemma

Hospitals are grappling with ethical decisions about the end of life as medical advances increasingly enable doctors to extend the lives of the terminally ill. - Reuters

Pope Benedict XVI urges an end to all wars, calling them “useless”
July 25, 2007 at 2:59 pm
By TRISHA THOMAS

Associated Press Writer

LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy (AP) _ Pope Benedict XVI called Sunday for an end to all wars, describing them as ``useless slaughters'' that bring hell to Earth.

Lawmakers send 4 pro-life bills to governor
July 12, 2007 at 8:48 am
By Dorinda C. Bordlee,

Bioethics Defense Fund Executive Director

BATON ROUGE - As the 2007 Louisiana Legislative session came to a close, several pro-life victories came to fruition.

Teen girl banned from school for chastity ring heads to court
July 05, 2007 at 9:02 am
ENGLAND - A teenage girl who was banned by her school from wearing a "purity ring" is taking her case to the High Court.

Religion Making Headlines
June 21, 2007 at 6:04 pm

Vatican issues 10 Commandments for motorists - and LORD KNOWS it’s time Vatican issues 10 Commandments for motorists - and LORD KNOWS it’s time
June 21, 2007 at 6:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thou shall not drive under the influence of alcohol. Thou shall respect speed limits. Thou shall not consider a car an object of personal glorification or use it as a place of sin.

DHS grad lets life set  the lines of her drawings
DHS grad lets life set the lines of her drawings
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Brigitte “Gigi” Dutreix has found her way to express her feelings.