Editorial

Victory over lust begins with self control

Christopher West

My recent columns on “sexual redemption” continue to spark interest. A conscientious Catholic wrote to me after my last column asking for some practical suggestions for living the redemption of his sexuality. What follows is adapted from a recent interview on the same subject.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 11:00 am
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Politics is an entertainment medium, too

Our political system was supposed to give people the ability to run their country by electing their officials. But it does more than that.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Problems with health care legislation

The House of Representatives in Congress recently passed a mammoth health insurance bill by the narrow margin of 220-215. Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 10:58 am
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Reagan’s ‘tear down that wall’ message enlightened the world

One of the divisive structures of the last century was the Berlin Wall. This writer looked over it from West Berlin to Communist East Germany before it was torn down by the German people themselves 20 years ago.Read More...
November 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm
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Putting property tax into perspective

New data recently released by the Tax Foundation reconfirms the fact that the residential property tax burden in Louisiana is the lowest in the nation. The Tax Foundation is recognized as an unbiased source of the most accurate and up-to-date tax information in America. The foundation recently released results of its study of the three year average (2006-2008) of residential property taxes in U.S. counties with populations of 20,000 or more.Read More...
November 16, 2009 at 9:18 am
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The forms emerging from the mist

It is appropriate that the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled their latest attempt at health care reform shortly before Halloween. It has the countenance of a rather sinister looking phantom as it slowly begins to emerge from the mists of back door Congressional deals between special interests, Speaker Pelosi, and the Obama White House.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:44 am
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One of nation’s oldest rivalries ends

Once upon a time, an intense football rivalry known as Tulane vs. LSU existed on the campuses of the two major universities in Louisiana. It began in 1893 when both colleges were new to the sport. Tulane won that game and many more until . . .Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:43 am
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Where there is a will, there is a way

What are the rules in Congress these days? It seems the playing field gets changed daily, depending on the leadership's ability to accomplish whatever it is it wants.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 10:03 am
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Big move towards powering up generator

By Renee Simpson
Courthouse employees watched anxiously this week as the building's new generator was lifted into place. Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:58 am
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Jindal moves closer to the big office in D.C.

Gov. Bobby Jindal improved his national standing on the Sean Hannity program last week. He was the epitome of the conservative who would stand his ground if ever elected to national office.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:55 am
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Carbon emission limit opposed by Chamber

The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting editorial recently about the short-sightedness of some major corporations that were resigning from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over their disagreement with the Chamber’s policy on the “cap and trade” legislation. Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:57 am
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President Obama’s brief visit was okay

Pres. Barack Obama made a mad dash through the New Orleans area last week. It was a four-hour visit, as if anyone can appreciate this area in such a brief period of time.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:56 am
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Parish FAQ segment debuts on Channel 6

By Renee Simpson
In an effort to answer your questions about parish government, Government Access Cox Cable Channel 6 is now featuring a Frequently Asked Questions segment. Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:56 am
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Main science driving health debate is political

The popular 19th century English nobleman, Lord Acton, is perhaps best remembered for the statement: “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” History is littered with public figures that are appropriately described by those words. Considering some of the shenanigans going on with the health care legislation in Washington, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can certainly be added to the list.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:55 am
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St. Teresa embraced her love affair with God

By Christopher West

Recently, while preparing for a long drive, I decided to look through my old collection of tape series for something to listen to (yes, I still have a cassette deck in my car). My eyes landed on a box set called “Passion for God” by a Carmelite Abbess named Mother Tessa Bielecki. When I arrived at my destination before the tapes were over, I didn’t want to get out of the car.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Workers should have the right to vote

There is a bill in the U.S. Senate that would radically alter the process for deciding whether a union will represent you at the bargaining table with your employer.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Humane Society Pets of the Week: Little Weston and Waldo
Humane Society Pets of the Week: Little Weston and Waldo
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This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pets are Little Weston and Waldo.