Letter to the Editor




Lovebirds who fell in love in jail ... wonderful!
February 21, 2007 at 1:44 pm
Editor: Your story on Patricia and Kevin Bartley, the couple who fell in love in prison, was heartwarming. It made me feel good to think that people could lift themselves up in that way.

Carnival was the BEST EVER
February 21, 2007 at 1:38 pm
Carnival was as successful as ever in southeast Louisiana in 2007. And that is remarkable considering the recent history of disabling storms in the area.

Vitter wants your feedback on illegal immigration
February 21, 2007 at 1:37 pm
One pressing issue that will come before the U.S. Congress this year is immigration reform. Like many in Louisiana, I am very concerned about the influx of illegal immigrants and am firmly opposed to immigration policies that harm American workers and leave our citizens at risk.

Congress cannot run a war
February 21, 2007 at 1:36 pm
Can a public body as large and divisive as the U. S. Congress run a war? We don’t think so.

Spirit Happenings
February 21, 2007 at 1:34 pm
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO FISH FRY

St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth Annual Lenten Fish Fry is to be held on Friday, March 2nd and March 9th at St. Charles Borromeo Cafeteria from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Menu includes: fried catfish, potatoes, salad and bread for $6 per plate. Dine in - or take out. The proceeds will benefit the Mexico Mission Trip this summer. For more information, call Janeen Rodrigue, 985-764-6383

If God inspired the Bible, why are there so many different versions of it?
February 21, 2007 at 1:32 pm
This is the third and final installment in our three-part series on the Origin of the Bible: Human Invention or Divine Intervention?” by Dr. Brant Pitre. Pitre is a biblical scholar of international acclaim. For background information or CDs of his Bible studies, visit www.brantpitre.com.

‘The first nine months are the easiest’
February 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm
A friend of mine, a professional woman in her 30s, sent an e-mail to me and several other friends asking for advice. She was feeling the urge to become a mother, but was wondering how she would "know" when the time is right. Does anyone ever "know"?

Whither goest the weather?
February 14, 2007 at 2:46 pm
Only weeks after former Vice President Al Gore released his film about how the earth is heating up, this country has had its most bitter cold winter in recent history.

It’s time to plan the future and rebuild Louisiana
February 14, 2007 at 2:43 pm
Louisiana Speaks is looking for a regional vision to steer the restoration and rebuilding of storm ravaged south Louisiana.

John Edwards ‘blog team’ is playing dirty pool with Christian groups
February 14, 2007 at 2:41 pm
I like a good blog as much as the next computer geek—but I have to admit, it is possible for bloggers to go beyond the limits of sound reason, good taste, and religious sensitivity.

What’s trashier - Anna or TV that made her an icon
February 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm
“She was entropy porn at its finest.”—Cintra Wilson, Salon

You would think that Mother Teresa had just died all over again the way the media—especially television—is covering every nuance of the life and death of Anna Nicole Smith.

Murder madness in New Orleans just won't stop
February 07, 2007 at 3:03 pm
New Orleans has just recorded its 21st murder in the first 35 days of the year - and the third murder in one weekend.

It’s been a real good year in professional football
February 07, 2007 at 3:01 pm
Well, a Southeast Louisiana team didn’t make it to the Super Bowl. But we did the next best thing.

Krewe has no apologies for vulgar floats
February 07, 2007 at 2:58 pm
Back in history, Christians jumped at the chance to proclaim Jesus as the Son of God. Thousands of them were even martyred because of their faith.

Homestead exemption needs our attention
February 07, 2007 at 2:49 pm
Editor: I am writing as many others may be or want to about the homestead exemption.

Why early Christians dismissed the ‘Lost Gospels’ of Thomas and Judas Why early Christians dismissed the ‘Lost Gospels’ of Thomas and Judas
February 07, 2007 at 2:40 pm
This is the second of a three-part series on the Origin of the Bible: Human Invention or Divine Intervention?” by Dr. Brant Pitre. Dr. Pitre is a biblical scholar of international acclaim. For background information or CD's of his bible studies, visit www.brantpitre.com

Weather Girl Megan's Extended Forecast
January 31, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Expect a mixed weather bag in the week ahead with chilly temperatures accompanied by clouds, rain and sunshine depending on the day.

Parish scholar tells what you ought to know about the Dead Sea Scrolls
January 31, 2007 at 2:09 pm
NOTE: This is the first of a three-part series on the "Origin of the Bible: Human Inventions or Divine Intervention?” by Dr. Brant Pitre of Destrehan. Pitre is a Bible scholar of national renown. For background information or CD's of his Bible studies, visit www.brantpitre.com

IMTT sold for $1 billion
IMTT sold for $1 billion
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International-Matex Tank Terminals, which operates a terminal in St. Rose, will be purchased by Macquarie Infrastructure Company for $1 billion.