Spirit Weekly




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.

Louisiana: the nanny state
July 12, 2007 at 8:42 am
Governor Blanco caused quite a stir during the closing days of the recent legislative session when she chided legislators by telling them that “Mama” wasn’t very happy with their actions and would have to “discipline” them if they continued to “misbehave” by pursuing too many tax cuts. Signs popped up on many legislators’ desks expressing the sentiments that the governor wasn’t their mother and their constituents wanted different spending and tax reduction proposals than those in favor with the governor.

Supreme Court shifts to right
July 12, 2007 at 8:40 am
The U. S. Supreme Court has definitely become more conservative. The customary 5-4 vote that used to take a lefthand turn now goes toward the right.

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.

Ama residents sound off in a letter to the Council
July 05, 2007 at 8:56 am
In a letter submitted to the St. Charles Parish Council on June 28, concerned residents in Ama express their frustrations and disappointment with the approval process:

Are term limits good or bad for state?
July 05, 2007 at 8:53 am
There are pros ad cons to term limits which the Louisiana Legislature is experiencing for the first time this year. The cons, of course, include the loss of whatever lesiglators gain through years of experience in moving the desires of their constituents into state law. There also is a loss of association among legislators who work together for the benefit of the state.

Millages should not be permanent fixtures
June 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm
When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that day’s assessment roll.

Millages should not be permanent fixtures
June 28, 2007 at 11:27 am


When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that day’s assessment roll.

Remember Last Island, Audrey, Katrina . . . and be prepared
June 28, 2007 at 11:25 am
It was 50 years ago when the most destructive hurricane in history hit Louisiana’s coast - - until the debacle two years ago.

How big should Big Charity be?
June 28, 2007 at 11:23 am
The Housing and Urban Development agency in Washington just sent down some good news and bad news for our state government. HUD has been reviewing Louisiana’s plans to use $300 million in federal dollars for the construction of a new Charity Hospital in New Orleans.

The business of doing good
June 28, 2007 at 11:20 am
A recent headline points out why it wouldn't be a bad idea to post the Ten Commandments in our schools.

ACLU fights Jesus in Slidell courthouse
June 28, 2007 at 11:17 am
For the past ten years, a portrait of Jesus Christ in the Slidell City Court created no controversy. It had been hanging in the lobby of the courthouse ever since it was originally constructed in 1997. In that time, not one person had complained to court officials.

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.

Why are we fertilizing the Gulf of Mexico
June 21, 2007 at 2:02 pm
There is one place where fertilizer provides no benefits. And that is in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
In fact, it is deadly there - - to fish that is one of the mainstays of our state’s economy.

JUMPING FOR JOY: Borromeo girls feel good about their important work. St. Charles Borromeo KIDS are helping to rebuild New Orleans
June 13, 2007 at 2:44 pm
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan hosted a week long work camp June 3 through June 9 where teen volunteers from St. Charles Parish and all over the country gathered in teams to gut homes and clean yards in stormed damaged areas in Orleans Parish.

Who says there won’t be a governor’s race? In Louisiana? Surely, you jest!
June 13, 2007 at 2:40 pm
One would think the presidential race is tomorrow and the governor’s race a year away with the amount of campaigning going on for each.

Let’s take our cities back from criminals - one block at a time
June 13, 2007 at 2:36 pm
It was a Rosa Parks moment for Cathy Toliver. Returning home from church on Sunday, she found three young burglars in her Baton Rouge home stealing her possessions. She refused to assume the role of victim. Instead, she ran them out and chased them through her neighborhood, hollering through her car windows for neighbors to call the police.

Option gives way to pro-style attack at Hahnville
Option gives way to pro-style attack at Hahnville
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Hahnville will have a new look on offense this season, and second year Tigers’ coach Nick Saltaformaggio says the process of getting used to it might take a while.

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