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Remember Last Island, Audrey, Katrina . . . and be prepared

It was 50 years ago when the most destructive hurricane in history hit Louisiana’s coast - - until the debacle two years ago.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:25 am

How big should Big Charity be?

The Housing and Urban Development agency in Washington just sent down some good news and bad news for our state government. HUD has been reviewing Louisiana’s plans to use $300 million in federal dollars for the construction of a new Charity Hospital in New Orleans.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:23 am

The business of doing good

A recent headline points out why it wouldn't be a bad idea to post the Ten Commandments in our schools.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:20 am

ACLU fights Jesus in Slidell courthouse

For the past ten years, a portrait of Jesus Christ in the Slidell City Court created no controversy. It had been hanging in the lobby of the courthouse ever since it was originally constructed in 1997. In that time, not one person had complained to court officials. Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:17 am

Religion Making Headlines

June 21, 2007 at 6:04 pm

Vatican issues 10 Commandments for motorists - and LORD KNOWS it’s time

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thou shall not drive under the influence of alcohol. Thou shall respect speed limits. Thou shall not consider a car an object of personal glorification or use it as a place of sin.Read More...
June 21, 2007 at 6:00 pm

Why are we fertilizing the Gulf of Mexico

There is one place where fertilizer provides no benefits. And that is in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
In fact, it is deadly there - - to fish that is one of the mainstays of our state’s economy.Read More...
June 21, 2007 at 2:02 pm

St. Charles Borromeo KIDS are helping to rebuild New Orleans

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan hosted a week long work camp June 3 through June 9 where teen volunteers from St. Charles Parish and all over the country gathered in teams to gut homes and clean yards in stormed damaged areas in Orleans Parish.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:44 pm

Who says there won’t be a governor’s race? In Louisiana? Surely, you jest!

One would think the presidential race is tomorrow and the governor’s race a year away with the amount of campaigning going on for each.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Let’s take our cities back from criminals - one block at a time

It was a Rosa Parks moment for Cathy Toliver. Returning home from church on Sunday, she found three young burglars in her Baton Rouge home stealing her possessions. She refused to assume the role of victim. Instead, she ran them out and chased them through her neighborhood, hollering through her car windows for neighbors to call the police.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:36 pm

A Louisiana vacation makes good CENTS

So you want to take a pleasant vacation this summer but not spend all of your money on gas? Think Louisiana.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:33 pm

Religion in the NEWS NEWS NEWS ...

Rudolph W. Giuliani has come under fire from the Roman Catholic bishop of Providence, R.I., who has criticized Mr. Giuliani’s support of abortion rights, calling the position pathetic, confusing and hypocritical. - The New York TimesRead More...
June 06, 2007 at 3:22 pm

Your story on day-care was good - with a couple of clarifications

Dear Editor, Thank you for your interest in the state's new Quality Rating System as evidenced by your story in the April 19 edition of the St. Charles Herald-Guide: Does you child’s day-care center make the grade? Read More...
June 06, 2007 at 3:08 pm

I like new state law that stops people from smoking in restaurants and at work

Dear Editor: It’s been six months since The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act went into effect clearing the air in St. Charles Parish and all around the state.Read More...
June 06, 2007 at 3:07 pm

Feds have put you $516,348 in debt & you don’t even know it

Our state Legislature seems determined at this point to bring fiscal irresponsibility to new heights as it fashions the state budget for next year. Read More...
June 06, 2007 at 3:06 pm

A nice place to work - but you wouldn’t want to LIVE there

There is one place in Louisiana where a person can always find a job. Problem is, there are not many places to live there.Read More...
June 06, 2007 at 3:04 pm

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Feds release incriminating Morel transcripts
Feds release incriminating Morel transcripts
Former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr., who on Wednesday was accused of preying on more than 20 women, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in federal court.