Editorial

House bill would hurt small farms

The federal government will step more into our lives if bill HR875, guised under the nickname “food safety law,” passes in Congress. It would wipe out many small and organic farms and even herb gardens in our back yards.Read More...
August 31, 2009 at 9:06 am
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As creatures, we aren’t able to love God ourselves

By Christopher West

A friend of mine – I’ll call him “Joe” – recently came to me in distress asking me to help him process the counsel he had been receiving from a Catholic therapist. “You need to love God more,” was his therapist’s repeated advice. Sounds fine. Don’t we all? But as Joe shared more, I began to understand why his stomach was in knots.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 10:20 am
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Opposition to health care reform not coming from ‘naysayers’

According to the latest public opinion polls, most Americans are not in favor of the proposals in Congress to “reform” our health care system. Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 10:19 am
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Celibacy Today

Many in the world today, and even in the Church, do not understand the gift of celibacy. It can seem like a foreign, unhealthy concept. Even many celibates are floundering in their understanding of it. But in reality, it is the lifestyle chosen by one who has found the “pearl of great price” and wants to go and sell all he has to buy it.
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August 17, 2009 at 9:18 am
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New initiatives can lead to new jobs

Last year, at the urging of Louisiana's business community, legislation was enacted to change the way the state assists employers in obtaining the workers needed to keep their shops and plants operating. Businesses complained their growth was restricted by an insufficient labor pool lacking the skills required for most jobs. They also questioned the validity of state forecasts for future labor demands.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:16 am
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Food movie may help you lose weight

If you want to lose weight, go see “Food, Inc” now showing at Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans. You’ll eat a lot less in the future, we assure you.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Another win-win for Louisiana with carbon storing

While the national and international debate on climate change and reduction of green-house gases continues, Louisiana has surged ahead of most other states in its effort to capture and store carbon from utility power plants and industrial sites and to put the by-product to good use.
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August 10, 2009 at 9:30 am
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What is the plan for Louisiana?

In his column, Associated Press business writer, Alan Sayre, provides us with a very interesting analysis of the state’s economy. Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Residents can guide future of parish

Residents of St. Charles Parish will be able to help design the future of their parish as a master land use plan is rewritten in the weeks ahead. The original plan was drafted in 1991 to help guide parish leaders in making future land use and infrastructure decisions.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 9:08 am
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Survey shows independant voters taking a second look

Presidential campaigns are in some respects like a gruesome war. Large, well-financed armies of partisans slug it out in battles designed to rally their voters into action and to drive down the favorable impressions of the opposing candidate. Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:40 am
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Is Time Magazine confirming Catholic teaching on marriage?

By Christopher West

There has been less chatter in the Catholic press than I had expected about Time magazine’s July 13 cover story. Above a wedding cake with plastic bride and groom sinking below the icing, the headline read: “Unfaithfully Yours - Infidelity is eroding our most sacred institution. How to make marriage matter again.” Inside, the five-page piece by Caitlin Flanagan was titled “Why Marriage Matters.”Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:39 am
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‘White Noise’ could help end our racial problems

Pres. Barrack Obama tried to quell the racial uproar he helped create over the arrest of a black Harvard professor. He had said police “acted stupidly” when they arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr. for breaking into his own house.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:37 am
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Before dust even settles, next legislation will begin

The Legislature has adjourned, but the dust from this session probably will not settle before next year’s session begins.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:40 am
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God writes, the rest of us just type

By Mike Johnson

It’s easy to credit the wrong thing for our blessings.
For example, when I arise at 4:30 a.m. to enjoy the most productive time of my day, one of the first stops is the coffee machine. I have the mixture memorized: 11/2 scoops coffee to the #8 line on the pot. Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:39 am
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Government should get out of way

An interesting letter to the editor about how many of the problems in this country can be solved if government got out of the way was printed in the Lafourche Gazette last week. It came from Bob Manuel of Ville Platt, a member of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Broadband Advisory Council.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:37 am
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Evidence supports Obama patronage

Beyond the high rhetoric of the 44th President of the United States, some interesting trends seem to be developing. Bill Clinton’s famous dictum that “the age of big government is over” now seems as ancient as William Jennings Bryan’s “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” How quickly the eras pass in the current rush to re-forge the basic fabric of life in America. Unfortunately, one aspect of politics that President Obama obviously intends to keep is the patronage trough, and there is considerable evidence afoot to support that view.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:03 am
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