The Watchdog




Gov. Blanco’s ‘Road Home’ is going to be a LONG one
November 08, 2006 at 3:48 pm
After over two months, only 18 checks have been written for the Gov. Blanco's Road Home Program.

St. Charles voters do their duty
November 08, 2006 at 3:42 pm
The election is over for St. Charles Parish, at least, and we congratulate the two winners for Congress in the districts that include parts of our parish.

Ex-gay advocate urges telling truth about molestation-homosexuality link
November 01, 2006 at 4:38 pm
(AgapePress) - The executive director of an organization that offers support to members and to the families of members of the "ex-gay" community -- former homosexuals and those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction -- has a unique perspective on the Mark Foley scandal. While reproaches and recriminations abound in the media, she says someone needs to offer the disgraced former Congressman and others like him a message of hope and truth.

Voters to decide in eight states to preserve traditional marriage
November 01, 2006 at 4:37 pm
(AgapePress) - Marriage traditionalists and pro-family leaders are predicting Wednesday's ruling in New Jersey requiring equal rights for same-sex couples will energize Christian conservatives in eight states where, in less than a week, voters will decide whether to amend their state constitutions to preserve traditional marriage.

How children were taught to love God in 1855
November 01, 2006 at 3:42 pm
CHAPTER IV. THE BIBLE.

MY DEAR CHILD - Can you see God? No; you cannot see him. No one in this world can see him, though he can see us all the time. He looks at us, and sees all we do; he hears all we say, and he knows every thing which we think about or wish, even if we do not tell it to any body.


Healing foods of the Holy Bible
November 01, 2006 at 3:40 pm
THE Holy Bible pointedly refers to dozens of healthful foods that you might want to consider adding to your diet as part of an overall wellness plan.

And here you’ll find 10 of them as referenced in "Hertel’s New Standard Bible" - an 82-year-old "classic" that was published in 1924 and has been passed down through my family for generations.

How children were taught to love God in 1855
October 25, 2006 at 3:33 pm
MY DEAR CHILD - I wish to tell you some things about yourself. Do you remember who made you? God. Yes, God made you, and put you in this beautiful world to live. God made your body and your soul.

Gov. Blanco makes the grade - unfortunately, it’s an flat “F”
October 25, 2006 at 1:06 pm
The other day when I got a note from fellow "Internet Kook" Emily Metzgar reporting that Gov. Kathleen Blanco had received an "F" from the Cato Institute for "Fiscal Policy," I wanted to say, "DUH."


How children were taught to love God in 1855
October 23, 2006 at 5:20 pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Back in the good ol’ days parents taught their children to love God and nobody made fun of them for doing it. Here, in Part 2 of an exclusive 12-part series, the St. Charles Herald-Guide reprints with permission another chapter from “Easy Lessons for the Little Ones at Home,” originally published by the American Tract Society in 1855, and more recently preserved and digitized by the Michigan State University Libraries. So sit back, relax and feel the power of faith of a day gone by.



Billy Graham's End-Times Prophecies
October 23, 2006 at 5:17 pm
That’s the word from famed evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, who declines to give an exact date for the end but flatly states:

"I have heard the distant sound of hoofbeats and seen the evil riders on the horizon of our lives.

Ferry disaster memorial should be in Destrehan
October 23, 2006 at 4:12 pm
It was a tragic morning in St. Charles Parish October 20, 1976 when the Luling-Destrehan ferry was struck by the 750-foot tanker Frosta and sunk. Of the 94 aboard, 78 died.

Note to politicians and bureaucrats: ‘Lead, follow or get out of the way’
October 23, 2006 at 4:08 pm
Why is it that only politicians and government bureaucrats have the solutions to big problems in Louisiana?

Ernest Hemingway said:
October 11, 2006 at 4:21 pm
There has been a lot of motion, but little action when it comes to addressing the tax that people in Louisiana have been saddled with on their Homeowners' Insurance policies to pay for the debt of the Citizens Fund Insurance.

The Katrina Factor meets politics
October 11, 2006 at 4:18 pm
Two interesting sources of information came to light during the past week.

How could anyone dislike the Amish?
October 11, 2006 at 4:15 pm
How anyone can pump bullets into the bodies of young Amish girls is beyond comprehension. They are among the finest people on earth.

North Korea flexing its nuclear muscle
October 11, 2006 at 4:10 pm
Strange that the very week South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Kimoon was nominated to head the United Nations, North Korea announced it conducted an underground nuclear test. That could be good or bad.

'Paradox of Our Time': Comic didn’t write it, but everyone thinks he did
October 04, 2006 at 2:00 pm
There are no guardrails on the information highway, and The Paradox of Our Time, a "think piece" featured on the Spirit Weekly page in our last issue, is an excellent example of how the Internet can create seeming realities that have no more substance than smoke or mist.

WAS SHE REALLY TALKING to Our Lady? It certainly looks that way in this 2002 photograph snapped by her mother. Miracle of the Talking Virgin and the Baby Who Heard Her
October 04, 2006 at 1:54 pm
This riveting photograph has traveled the world in newspapers and e-mails read by millions of people - and no wonder: Baby Anna DiMaggio, of LaPlace, not only appears to be talking with the statue of Mary in her family's garden, her father, Andrew DiMaggio, says she WAS talking to the Virgin ... and the Virgin was talking back.

Lifestyles

How a defiant teenager became  the patron saint of artillerymen
How a defiant teenager became the patron saint of artillerymen
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Des Allemands holds service for fallen soldiers
Des Allemands holds service for fallen soldiers
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Political drama starring A-listers films in Norco
Political drama starring A-listers films in Norco
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A political drama produced by George Clooney and starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton recently filmed in Norco’s Bonnet Carré Spillway.