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What A Life

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  • Trump’s plan for immigrants goes against our Judeo-Christian Heritage

    President Donald Trump recently supported legislation that would reduce the level of legal immigration into the United States by proposing a skills-based immigration system.This goes against the words printed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”This proposed change not only goes against ever...

  • Various colors have deep meaning both in roses and in liturgical celebrations

    In November 1986, Congress designated the rose as the National Floral Emblem of the United States.Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and are often fragrant.Due to its beautiful and unique characteristics, the rose has developed ancient symbolic meanings throughout human history. The rose has inspired people over the ages to develop a language of roses ...

  • Being alone with Lord each day can help us get our priorities straight

    In one of his daily meditations, Bishop Sam Jacobs makes a distinction between aloneness and loneliness. He writes, “One of our unique human qualities is aloneness which is different from loneliness. We need time for aloneness in the midst of our daily, hectic life.

  • All types of laws govern our everyday actions

    A reader sent me the following article entitled the “Laws of Occurrences.”Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch or you have to go use the facilities.Law of Gravity: Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.Law of Probability: The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your action.Law of Random Numbers: If you dial a wrong number, you...

  • Jesus promised us that the truth would set us free:

    Kevyn Aucoin was born in Shreveport in 1962 and grew up in Lafayette, LA. He moved to New York and became a famous make up artist, photographer, and author.In September 2001, he was diagnosed with a rare pituitary tumor. He had been suffering from this undiagnosed tumor for much of his life.

  • Jesus’ teachings on justice and love should be applied to all aspects of life

    The following article is taken from the Louisiana Interchurch Conference newsletter by its director Fr. Dan Krutz. His article, entitled What Was He Thinking?, addresses some of the problems we face today in our country when we don’t follow Jesus.

  • We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us

    Author Marianne Williamson in her book “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles” said: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

  • True happiness depends upon self-discipline, determination and effort

    As of July 1, I will be retiring as pastor at St. Joseph Church in Chauvin. I have had three great years in the parish and I will still be a parishioner at St.

  • The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness rather than mere survival

    Today’s technology could affect our spiritual growth. People can become so insulated with their cell phones that they are not aware of what is happening in the world around them. They can commune with people from all over the world, but they may miss what’s taking place right in front of them.Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu (604-531 BC) once said, “The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”In other words, we become aware o...

  • It’s easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father

     Our earthly fathers are here for a reason and specific reason. They usually try their very best, despite their limitations, to meet our needs, soothe our hurts, comfort and provide for us. We should honor them, respect them, and show them in a tangible way how much we appreciate all the things they did for us.If they are no longer with us here on earth, cherish the good memories and forgive the hurtful ones, because they are simply men who tried their best, and at times came up short.

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