Editorial

Utah deserves No. 1 ranking

Friday’s Sugar Bowl was a treat to watch, and it’s not because we hold a grudge against Nick Saban for leaving LSU. We think the former Tiger coach is a nice guy and deserving of the success he has achieved on the gridiron.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 2:11 pm
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Playboy vs. the Vatican

By Christopher West
Playboy magazine has sunken to knew lows in mocking the holy. Of course, every edition offers a mockery of the holy - the holy, in this case, being the female body. Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 2:09 pm
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Anatomy of a deficit

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met on December 15 to do its constitutionally required task of giving the official estimate for state revenues for both the current budget and the one for the fiscal year beginning next July.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm
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Work to replace plans, studies in coastal restoration

Hopefully this new year will be a happy one for folks in south Louisiana where we are faced with the washing away of our land into the Gulf of Mexico unless restoration gets a big boost in the months ahead. And it appears at this point that we will get it.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Nice guys don't have to finish last

Leo Durocher, a legend of his time as a baseball player and manager, once said, "Nice guys finish last." Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 11:45 am
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Feds need to get tough on bringing life to dead zone

The feds in Washington have made many mistakes during the past four years. One of them has been efforts to control the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Louisiana coast.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 11:44 am
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Mission Church is a classic that should be saved

Several concerned residents met last Thursday to discuss ways to “save St. Anthony Mission Church” in Luling and find ways to direct its marketability as a St. Charles Parish icon. The property which is zoned C-2 can be used for just about anything. Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 11:43 am
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Almost a White Christmas here

By Renee Allemand Simpson
JUST ENOUGH
OF THE WHITE STUFF
Jack Frost’s early, infrequent visit was the big story across the parish last week. Parish government offices stayed open. Though the snow fascinated us, work continued as usual. Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:06 am
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The ‘Spousal Mystery’ of Christmas

By Christopher West
Christmas celebrates the marvels of the birth of the Son of God from the virgin womb of Mary. At Christmas pageants, at Mass, and in beloved Christmas carols we will hear the story told again and again this year: “The angel Gabriel was sent from God . . . to a virgin . . . and the virgin’s name was Mary. . . . And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus” (Lk 1:26-31).Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 8:57 am
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Wisdom vs. expediency

On December 15, Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet at the state Capitol to certify some very important fiscal data. The group is charged with giving the official estimate for state revenues that the governor and the Legislature must use to limit state spending. In recent years, the conference has done a commendable job of establishing conservative revenue estimates.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm
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Louisiana’s open-mindedness is impressive

Louisiana now has two distinctions in its voting record to its credit. Last year we became the first state to elect an Indian-American as its governor when Bobby Jindal won his seat easily. Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm
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Redeeming the erotic

By Christopher West
Someone recently sent me a link to a blog offering a review of my latest book. The book, called Heaven's Song, provides a guided tour of the undelivered and long-hidden talks of John Paul II's Theology of the Body which consist primarily of reflections on the erotic poetry of the Song of Songs.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:35 pm
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Three elections are one too many

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards brought Louisiana some good things during his clouded tenure as the state’s chief executive. One of them was how to hold elections.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:33 pm
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Parish kicks off Christmas

By Renee Allemand Simpson
We're now squarely in the midst of the Christmas season, and parish government has quite a few exciting pieces of news to report. The seeds we're planting now will take parish projects far into the New Year and beyond. Also, Christmas and holiday-related events are happening all over the parish, so be sure to watch our holiday calendar on Channel 6 to stay up-to-date!
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December 03, 2008 at 3:32 pm
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Dr. Ruth meets Thomas Aquinas

By Christopher West
It’s rare for me to find a book that I want to buy multiple copies of to give away to friends and family. I’ve found one, and I think every engaged and married couple on the planet should have a copy: "Holy Sex" by Dr. Greg Popcak (www.exceptionalmarriages.com). Catholic journalist John Allen sums it up quite well: "Think of this book as Thomas Aquinas meets Dr. Ruth and enjoy."Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 11:07 am
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Bayou Lafourche project will help save our coast

There’s good news along our waterfront. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s promise to get going on work to preserve the Louisiana coast along the Gulf of Mexico seems to be bearing fruit.Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 11:04 am
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A mother's desperate fight to save her child from heroin addiction
A mother's desperate fight to save her child from heroin addiction
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Desperately searching for help with her heroin-addicted son, a Destrehan mother was guided to a group called Nar-Anon where it became apparent her story was one being repeated over and over again.