Spirit Weekly




PLANTATION GHOST? Australian mystic Victoria Maison prays over a ghost on the rear stairway of Destrehan Plantation. Maison described the ghost as a mistress of the manor home in her 30’s who asked forgiveness for being cruel to the house slaves. Ghost Story - part 1
June 07, 2006 at 3:10 pm
Australian mystic talks to Destrehan Plantation spirits

This is the first of a two-part interview with Australian Victoria Maison. Next week: Ghost story - part II, How to deal with spirits of darkness.

Two weekends ago, during the Destrehan Plantation Spring Festival, Australian mystic Victoria Maison said she saw a ghost on the stairway in the back of the plantation. Maison, from Lismore Australia, says she has been blessed with the gift of being able to speak with souls. These souls or "ghosts" appear to her seeking help.

D-day in June reminds us of the need to pray
May 31, 2006 at 2:49 pm
We're not sure how bothered folks have to become about June 6, 2006 (6/6/06), which is next Tuesday (and which comes once a century), but it certainly affords another opportunity to pray. Some even believe they have heard from angels to this effect: that it is a day in which the Archangel Michael should be specially invoked.

Priest ‘Underground': New Orleans disaster has deep spiritual implications
May 24, 2006 at 12:22 pm
Eight months after a ferocious hurricane devastated huge swaths of New Orleans and the Mississippi coast, the notion that such damage can be part of a purification or "chastisement" continues to be met with fierce resistance.

The DaVinci Con
May 17, 2006 at 2:02 pm
"A lie is halfway round the world while the truth is still putting its boots on." --- Mark Twain

My first reaction to Dan Brown's novel, "The Da Vinci Code," was: "It's a work of fiction, a thriller, a page-turner. Everybody knows that." I was wrong. A young friend of mine met a classmate from Catholic high school who told him that she was seriously thinking of giving up her faith after reading "The Da Vinci Code." My friend said, "You'd give up your faith because of a novel?" She answered, "Oh, but it's all true!"

Spirit Letters
May 17, 2006 at 1:58 pm
Despite the assurances of a few well meaning but terribly misguided Christian Pastors, there is simply no reason to see “The DaVinci Code.” How could any Christian possibly be entertained by a story that cruelly mocks the Son of God and claims that He is not divine? That the Bible is a complete and total fraud? And that the Church that He founded is composed of leaders who are among the worst liars and most vile people in human history who sought to cover up God's marriage?

On May 2, 2006  Frederick Clark was brought into this world amidst the crys of his mother, Lauren Lottinger Clark. Lauren decided to deliver au natural (without pain medication). A Mother’s Sacrifice
May 10, 2006 at 1:59 pm
I recently had the great privilege of being with my sister Lauren as she was having her baby. It was quite a profound, intense and beautiful experience.

Jesus: “I walked on earth for you.”
May 03, 2006 at 12:07 pm
Editor’s note: The following is the May message from Jesus to Anne, A Lay Apostle. Anne, who is considered genuine by Archbishop Hannon and others in the Church, has been recieving monthly messages from Jesus since December of 2004. He has told her these messages are to prepare his followers for his return.

15th century city saved from plague by the Holy Name
May 03, 2006 at 12:05 pm
Editor’s note: the following story is an excerpt from the book “The wonders of the Holy Name” by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan, O.P.

A devastating plague broke out in Lisbon in 1432. All who could do so fled in terror from the city and thus carried the plague to every corner of the entire country of Portugal.

St. Marks celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with levee procession St. Marks celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with levee procession
April 26, 2006 at 11:47 am
A Divine Mercy Celebration was held on Sunday at St. Mark’s Church in Ama by Father Joseph Dau Van Nguyen. Jesus told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when “all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.”

 21-week old Samuel is pictured reaching out from his mother’s womb. Hand of hope
April 26, 2006 at 11:39 am
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

 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!

 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.

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.

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.

Could cure given to Maria Esperanza be for the Bird Flu?
March 22, 2006 at 3:08 pm
In an unprecedented speech last week, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt recommended that Americans start storing canned tuna and powdered milk under their beds as the prospect of a deadly bird flu outbreak approaches the United States.

Ian Robert’s mom Diane “co-erced him into going to a Steubenville Youth conference” Ian Roberts family is pictured here with family members  including grandmother Madeline DeHarde, sister Corney, and parents Diane and Neil Robert. Opportunityof a lifetime
March 15, 2006 at 3:55 pm
Two and a half years ago, Ian Robert was a junior at Hahnville, traveling the path that many 16 year olds take.

South Dakota governor signs abortion ban
March 08, 2006 at 12:14 pm
AP -- PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Mike Rounds signed legislation Monday banning nearly all abortions in South Dakota, setting up a court fight aimed at challenging the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Fr. Mark Toups and Paul George talk to the teens and young adults in a way they can connect with. Their talks are humorous and entertaining - while covering serious moral issues that today's youth are facing. High energy worship attracts young audience
March 01, 2006 at 12:02 pm
A new worship service in Houma called “Adore” combines music and lighting like a rock concert - but with Jesus as the star.

Although the worship is Catholic-based and puts Jesus in the Eucharist on center stage, the spiritual concert is free and open to the public.

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The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Luciano Pavarotti all performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, now Destrehan junior Haley Taylor will follow in those famous footsteps.