Spirit Weekly




St. Katharine Week of celebration for St. Katharine
March 07, 2007 at 3:03 pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Xavier University’s Office of Campus Ministry and the New Orleans Alumni Chapter, Club #1 are celebrating, through March 10, St. Katharine Drexel, whose feast day was March 3.

Don’t miss your last chance to speak out on I-49
March 07, 2007 at 2:52 pm
A hearing will be held at the parish courthouse March 27 from 4:30 to 8:30 p. m. with additional hearings at the Alario Center in Westwego on March 22 from 4 to 8 p. m. and at the Knights of Columbus Home at 115 Buford St. in Raceland March 29 from 4 to 8 p. m.

Twinkies for Lent? Sure, if you eat the fried catfish first
March 07, 2007 at 2:50 pm
The Lenten season is upon us. This may not mean much to you if you're not a Christian, but there's no mistaking that Lent is here - just lift your nose and sniff. When you live in a predominantly Catholic area, you just can't help but associate Lent with the smell of frying fish.

Masons reject divinity of Jesus Christ, says Church
February 28, 2007 at 3:16 pm
Today’s question about Masons is answered by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum University.

Oh no! Barb’s gone ga-ga over a futuristic travel game you need a satellite to play ...
February 28, 2007 at 2:57 pm
On our recent trip to Colorado, I found myself with a few unscheduled hours, and I was most pleased. Geocaching time!

Public transportation here could be very beneficial
February 28, 2007 at 2:49 pm
If global warming is truly an environmental problem of the future, the river parishes are making a step in the right direction. More public transportation and less individual auto traffic will cut down on emissions that have been blamed for it in the earth’s atmosphere.

Founding fathers believed in our Constitution ... do you?
February 28, 2007 at 2:45 pm
For years now, America has been faced with a constitutional crisis over what the Constitution means and who it applies to.

Al Gore is quite the comedian
February 28, 2007 at 2:45 pm
It’s hard not to like Al Gore, whether you agree with him politically or not.

We’re closer to a color-blind society than you think ...
February 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm
A geographer from the University of Georgia, Matthew Mitchelson, has come up with an interesting statistic, as reported on CNN: there are at least 777 streets in the U.S. named for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Stand up and speak out against cockfighting
February 21, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Editor: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson recently announced that he supports legislation to ban cockfighting throughout New Mexico. Caring Americans welcome this news and want Louisiana Gov.

Heather R. Breaux’s story on my new book was great
February 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm
Editor: The article your Lifestyles Editor, Heather R. Breaux, wrote about me and my new book was absolutely wonderful.

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"?

Former parish football stars team up for Texans
Former parish football stars team up for Texans
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The Houston Texans lost to the New York Giants 30-17 on Sunday, but two St. Charles Parish products made an impact for the Texans.