On May 7, 2021, I had a horrific fall at our camp behind Catfish Lake in Golden Meadow. I was in excruciating pain when my husband called 911.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Six months into Louisiana's coronavirus outbreak, disagreements over how the state should respond to the pandemic and who should make those decisions have reached a fever pitch, culminating in the centerpiece debate of a special legislative session that starts Monday.
On Friday, August 14, 2020, a number of friends had just completed walking nine holes at Tidelands Golf and Country Club in Galliano, Louisiana. As we sat under the big oak tree attempting to “cool off”, one of us became extremely disoriented.
The start of a new school year brings many emotions to parents including excitement and optimism. We hope for new growth and educational achievement. This year, no doubt, some may be experiencing anxiety about the pandemic or fear of the unknown.
Those living in our nation's poor and minority communities have historically gone undercounted in the U.S. Census. For instance, nearly one million Black Americans went uncounted nationwide in the 2010 Census.
People say that I am a “writer” or a “journalist,” but in the most simplest, purest form, I’d say that I communicate with people for a living.
PHOENIX (AP) — It was the day after April Fool's when I stared at a tiny window on a pregnancy test and watched a very clear plus sign quickly appear. I sprinted from my side of the house to my husband's office (see: bathroom), banged on the door like a crazed person and jumped up and down a…
As a small business owner and Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, I applaud the leadership demonstrated by Senator Sharon Hewitt (R- Slidell) to curb the job-killing lawsuits targeting Louisiana oil and gas. The energy industry is the backbone of our economy— employing one out of every se…
Tomorrow, thousands of Louisiana residents will report back to work for the first time in months as the state’s closed economic umbrella opens back up and more and more businesses are re-opened.
The coronavirus has presented Louisiana with unprecedented challenges in recent weeks. But while we continue to work through this together, it is important we don’t lose sight of the long-term.
The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and the Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana (CFSL) have joined forces with 39 other dioceses and archdioceses in the United States to host its fourth annual #iGiveCatholic giving day on #GivingTuesday, December 3.
The importance and success of South Louisiana American Soldiers, whose first language was French, played a critical part for the war effort in Europe and North Africa.
I recently attended a diocesan retreat for priests at Lumen Christi. It was a silent retreat and I enjoyed the quiet time to reflect on my life. The retreat master was Fr. Richard Champaign from the Diocese of Lafayette. While I did not always agree with his theology, he did give us some spi…
I just finished reading a small but powerful book on prayer by Benediction Sister Joan Chittister entitled, “The Breath of the Soul.” I recommend it to all my readers.
Deputies will conduct the annual Blue Light Special patrol on Halloween in order to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. More than 100 deputies will patrol the streets of Lafourche Parish neighborhoods beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. This patrol will continue until at least 8:30…
Children and teens ages 13 and under can take part in Family Literacy Bingo at all branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library in November. Pick up a bingo card at any branch to play, complete activities to develop literacy skills, and then turn in your card by November 27. Those submitt…
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The borders of the Who Dat Nation extend far beyond the top row of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, far beyond Sulphur and Bastrop and Bogalusa, and far beyond the Lower 48 for that matter.
Two local Southeastern University music majors, cousins Carley Duet, of Cut Off, and Brandi Callais Brumfield, of Hammond, will be paying artistic homage to their family’s Cajun French musical heritage. The two students are the granddaughters of Herbert Callais, who is the late Vin Bruce’s nephew.
When we look around us, we get a feeling that the world is in a mess. Suicide rates are increasing while church attendance is decreasing. Some people trust in their guns, money, and positions in life rather than working with our Loving God to make our world a better place.
Lafourche Parish Libraries is celebrating National Friends of the Library Week this month. Members of Friends of the Library organizations are library supporters who help with book sales, fundraising, and volunteering. Several of the Friends of the Library organizations are hosting membershi…
Healthy Lung Month (October) is a month set aside for lung health awareness and is recognized by the American Lung Association and several health advocacy organizations across the US, including the Louisiana Smoking Cessation Trust.
Bishop Shelton J. Fabre and The Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana have announced the date of the Catholic Foundation’s Second Annual Dinner, October 10, at Nicholls State University’s Cotillion Ballroom in Thibodaux.
Founded 52 years ago with a commitment to the principles of true community banking, Larose-based SL Bank announced three new Directors have joined the Board. The new leadership, blended with existing Directors, carries a common commitment to providing fresh direction for the bank, which oper…
I’ve been a priest for more than 55 years and a criticism I often hear from the laity is that priests are always talking about money. Well, of the 38 parables Jesus told, 19 of them dealt with handling possessions. The use of money is necessary for Christians, but our focus should be on the …
In 1948, Camille Lefort quit the shrimping business to go to TV and Radio Repair School, against the advice of his father. In October of 1949, Camille opened his doors in a small bayou side shop in Cut Off to service the South Lafourche area.
Some of Jesus’ parables are famous not just among Christians, but among people of various religions. The parable of the Prodigal Son is a good example. It talks about a person being lost and restored, about God’s mercy and how we can be resentful of God’s divine love for others.
If ever there was a reason for voters to wake up and get to the polls this October, this is it. Hardworking Louisiana citizens are losing jobs, people are fleeing the state, and economic growth continues to lag behind the rest of the nation.
The Bayou Bell Ringers and its supporting agency We Can All Ring, Inc., would like to give our sincerest heart filled thanks to Chad and Trixy Boudreaux (Joe’s Septic Contractors Inc.) for their more than generous personal contribution to the Ringers.
While some beach goers fished or kiteboarded at Elmer’s Island Saturday morning, much of the beach was flooded with volunteers armed with five-gallon buckets, trash grabbers and gloves.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre honored law enforcement officers and local heroes at the 2019 Lafourche Pride Awards held on Saturday, September 21 at the Wellness Center at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. More than 65 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office employees and citizens were hon…
We live in frightening times. Our children are afraid to go to school. People are being killed in public places every week. Large groups of people panic whenever they hear a noise that sounds like a gun.