Editorial

FREEDOM: abuse it and we will lose it

By Fr. John Corapi

I have fond memories of the 4th of July going back to when I was probably only four or five years old. We remember the parades, the picnics or barbecues, and the happy gathering of families. During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain actually took place on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve the resolution of independence previously put forth by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After debate and revision Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4th.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Residential property taxes not out of line

One of the most controversial proposals that will be debated in the upcoming legislative session will be attempts to increase Louisiana’s homestead exemption for residential property taxes. The only legitimate reason for doing this would be if residential property taxes in the state were out of line. I would like to forward some evidence confirming that is not the case.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:39 am
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The state has too much money

When the state of Louisiana has so much money that it doesn’t even know about $163 million of it, it has too much money.
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June 29, 2009 at 8:38 am
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Parish Web site impresses German visitor

By Renee Simpson

I receive all the messages that come via our parish contact form on www.stcharlesparish-la.gov. Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:37 am
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Are we really being honest about our hunger?

What is your hunger? What is it for which you thirst? Let us be honest, be real with ourselves even if we feel ashamed as though it is a disorder…Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Ex-governors get together on education

Four of our five living ex-governors got together the other day to express dismay over our present governor’s intention to cut spending on higher education. And, of course, our present governor, faced with such a formidable force questioning his plan, backed off somewhat.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:56 am
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The greatest of human yearnings

How many people in the world today are feeling down, discouraged, depressed… and some even despairing? How many today are at least lethargic (lukewarm) in their faith, and at most have no faith at all?Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm
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Very Aggressive Tax (VAT) comes with costs

It isn’t surprising that the latest fix for the spending addiction in Washington has surfaced in Congressional discussions. It is called the VAT, the value added tax. It would operate similar to a national sales tax placed on every step of commerce from production to transportation to final sale. There is no doubt that a VAT could raise huge sums of money. But, like all "quick fixes," it comes with consequences.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm
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Recent ruckus shows games that people play

A recent ruckus in the state legislature has created a lot of anger and garnered national media attention. The incident involved a sneak attack amendment that Representative Avon Honey managed to get tacked onto one of his bills. Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:18 am
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State has priority, not revenue, problem

Recently, I was asked by a prominent member of the higher education community in Louisiana what my solution was to the projected revenue shortfall for higher education. Given the person’s background and knowledge, I was highly-complimented that I was asked. Here was my response:Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:13 am
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Not too early to get prepared for hurricane season

By Renee Simpson
St. Charles Parish will continue its ‘BE PREPARED’ hurricane campaign in 2009 with an expanded preparedness brochure, Web site and public service announcement video.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 8:37 am
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Is electronic surveillance a problem?

He Says:
What’s wrong with electronic surveillance to detect people breaking the law? Many people are very much against it, including my wife. Especially on speeding and running red lights.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 8:36 am
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Fatima and the Theology of the Body

By Christopher West
May is a month that Catholics traditionally devote to honoring the Blessed Mother. One of my favorite Marian memorials falls in the middle of the month, May 13, when we honor Mary under her title “Our Lady of Fatima.”Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 10:23 am
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President lightens up on abortion stand

We admire President Barrack Obama for at least going to Notre Dame and making the graduation speech amidst a lot of opposition. His pro-abortion stand does not exactly coincide with the preachings of the Catholic Church.Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 10:22 am
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Summer food service offers free lunches

By Renee Simpson
St. Charles Parish children 18 years of age and under can receive a free hot meal in June and July through the annual Summer Food Service Program.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 9:02 am
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Tilapia join the nutria as a major nuisance

Tilapia has never been on this writer’s plate. Though it is readily available at area grocery stores, mine eyes have always seen the locally produced catfish and flounder instead and, after a fishing trip, speckled trout and redfish.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 9:01 am
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LeBlanc commits to play at Nicholls State
LeBlanc commits to play at Nicholls State
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Hahnville junior shortstop Waylon LeBlanc has set his sights on Nicholls State, where he plans to continue his playing career on the baseball diamond after committing to the Colonels program recently.