Spirit Weekly




 Pope John Paul II considered the message of Divine Mercy his special task.  “Providence has assigned it to me in the present situation of man, the Church and the world,” he said. He is pictured above instituting the new feast. Did death of pope signal final coming of christ?
April 19, 2006 at 11:58 am
For those who were close to Pope John Paul II, no explanation is necessary for this statement. For the rest of humanity, it is necessary to study the special legacy left by this virtuous man, who many are already calling Saint John Paul the Great!

We all should vote in Mayor’s election
April 19, 2006 at 11:54 am
I have lived in St. Charles Parish all my life, but I have always considered myself a New Orleanian. We may not have a vote in New Orleans elections, but the mayor of New Orleans is, in many ways, our mayor as well. As goes New Orleans, so goes the region. The cities successes and weaknesses, and image have tremendous impact on us in a national and global economy.

A stronger economy and safer environment
April 19, 2006 at 11:53 am
A recent Wall Street Journal article told the story of a Montana geologist-turned-independent oil man who discovered what is now the highest-producing onshore field found in the lower 48 states in the past 56 years. The story line was that, for several years now, major oil companies have taken the approach that there are no more large fields left to find under American soil. The majors left, and wildcatters like Richard Findley took over.

Immigrants are necessary
April 19, 2006 at 11:51 am
Strange that we should be talking about keeping immigrants from Latin America out of the country at a time when they are helping to reconstruct our state after the nation’s biggest disaster in history.

A spiritual and visual retreat A spiritual and visual retreat
April 12, 2006 at 11:25 am
Our retreat master told us to go out and view the beauty that God has provided us. The birds, the mighty oaks, the flowers and, yes, even the insects which help us in their own way.

 Andrew Peyton portrayed Jesus and Melissa Bolden played the part of Mary. At the end, all the students knelt at the tomb of Jesus. "Gospel of Judas" no gospel
April 12, 2006 at 11:22 am
ROME, APRIL 6, (excerpt from Zenit) - The National Geographic Society has announced its intentions to publish an English translation of an ancient text called "The Gospel of Judas" later this month.

Hurricanes - It’s all in the math!
April 12, 2006 at 11:10 am
For years we knew that our luck was running out. Hurricanes make their way to the New Orleans area with a frequency that can be tracked by reviewing the historical data of all recorded storms. As such, we have been quite lucky, actually beating the odds of a major strike in New Orleans by nine years. That is, until Hurricane Katrina reared her ugly head.

Water improvement financing an important matter
April 12, 2006 at 11:09 am
St.Charles Parish Council is considering a bold new plan to finance the improvements made necessary to its water system made by the increase of population and greater use by industry as the parish grows. It remains to be seen whether or not this plan is the right way to go about it, considering that the big users will virtually pay all of the cost of the upgrade.

Sobering personal income news
April 12, 2006 at 11:06 am
The governor and Legislature should pay close attention to a recent bit of economic news. Data just released by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) had some sobering news for Louisiana. Due in large part to the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Louisiana's per capita income fell by an ominous 9.1 percent during 2005.

Oh Baby!
April 05, 2006 at 3:18 pm
In case you haven't noticed, there is a world-wide debate about what should happen to 400,000 plus frozen embryos currently in storage at in-vitro clinics. Evangelical Christians and Catholics believe that these embryos are human persons and deserve to be treated as such. "Every embryo is unique and genetically complete, like every other human being," they argue.

Victims’ Voices: Silent No More
April 05, 2006 at 3:06 pm
Once upon a time in America, to be a crime victim was to be a nameless, faceless entity. Victims were seldom informed of the status of their offenders or cases. They were often excluded from judicial processes affecting their lives unless they were witnesses. They seldom had input into the outcome of their cases, or into holding their offenders accountable.

New plant to boost economy in the area
April 05, 2006 at 2:56 pm
It's unusual to hear of a major company moving a plant from another state into Louisiana, as it's usually the other way around. For far too long, the state and the region has struggled to court business. Often the sight is business, industry and talented personnel leaving Louisiana for better opportunities.

Katrina’s passed, let’s get a move on
April 05, 2006 at 2:54 pm
Attention To The Powers that be:

Now that Katrina is over in St. Charles Parish, let's get on with the necessities. Fourth Street and Milling Street are but two of the streets in Old Luling that are in terrible condition.

Family says thanks for Parish’s warmth
April 05, 2006 at 2:51 pm
To The People Of St. Charles:

We, the Hitt Family, Ann, Al, Tazz and Zachary, want to say how grateful we are for everything that the community has done for us.

Levees no match for restoration
April 05, 2006 at 2:50 pm
The state and federal government will get more bang for their bucks by paying for coastal restoration, rather than building levees.

Putting God in your marriage can keep it strong
March 29, 2006 at 1:56 pm
After 13 years of marriage, Rick Harris loved his wife even more than he did when he first married her. He wrote the following poem in hopes that the insight he gained after 13 years of marriage would help other married couples.

On your marks, get set, climb!
March 29, 2006 at 1:18 pm
When most people hear the words "St. Charles Parish," usually their first thought is that of the Hale Boggs Bridge. It's towers rise over 400 feet tall into the sky with its 5,280 miles of cable used to suspend the roadway well above the Mississippi River traffic below. It truly is a parish symbol. It has done more to pull this parish together than any other effort or object before it.

We’ve learned a lot of lessons with Katrina
March 29, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make people do the right things. Such a tragedy was Hurricane Katrina. And many good things hopefully are coming about as a result.

Lifestyles

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Wildcats edge Tigers in district golf match
Wildcats edge Tigers in district golf match
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The Destrehan Wildcats picked up another district victory after the team combined to shoot 166 at Cypress Lakes Country Club.