Calendar: April 27-May 25

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, May 2, noon-1 p.m., non-denominational “Love One Another” prayer event, under a tent in front of Gretna City Hall on

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Those with disabilities deserve ‘full welcome’

By Peter Finney Jr., Clarion Herald Commentary To look at Maureen Pratt is not to see the face of disability. For more than 20

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Benedictine monks win casket case

The following news release was issued Oct. 24 by the Institute for Justice:
Restricting right to sell caskets was either unconstitional or unauthorized by Louisiana law

Arlington, Va. – The monks of Saint Joseph Abbey declared victory once again after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a blistering opinion stating that the five-year campaign of the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors to prevent the monks from selling their handmade caskets was either unconstitutional or totally unauthorized by Louisiana law.

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Update: Quick action, orderly evacuation prevented abbey fire from being much worse


State fire officials believe the cause of the Sept. 26 blaze that heavily damaged several offices in the administration building at St. Joseph Abbey was electrical in nature and originated in the computer room that serves the abbey’s central business office.

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