South Louisiana History & Culture


The Cajun couple who saved hundreds after Katrina flooded New Orleans

    This brave couple from Breaux Bridge, La., saved a baby with asthma who was badly in need of medical attention. They rescued two women in their nineties who were stuck in their attic. They saved two old men on the verge of drowning.

     In all, they were able to get 800 people onto dry land in three days immediately after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. The couple, Doug Bienvenu and Drue LeBlanc, couldn't stand to be sitting around doing nothing...

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Biographies


Vietnam War hero Hugh Thompson heads for court to testify against Lt. William Calley and others accused of war crimes in the infamous My Lai Massacre. This photo was taken on Nov. 23, 1970, and the massacre occurred on March 16, 1968. Thompson's story, titled The Forgotten Hero of My Lai, is one of many biographies available from the publisher at www.acadianhouse.com/biographies.

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Church Reform


Why would a Catholic media organization award this controversial book first place?

    Great news! The Catholic Media Association has recognized a book that advocates for women in the priesthood as the "Best Book by a Small Publisher."

     And for good reason.

     The Catholic Church is unquestionably in need of reform in several areas, one of which is the need for women priests. This book lays out a solid, well-documented case for women in the priesthood. And it's written by the highly qualified, world-renowned British theologian John Wijngaards.

    Leaders of the Church in Rome have traditionally opposed having women...

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Motivation/ Inspiration


The Power
of Positive Thinking

    When Dr. Norman Vincent Peale published "𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨" in 1952, some thought he had lost his mind!

    The very idea of a book that combines psychology and theology...well, that was unheard-of.

    But it turned out to be one of the best-selling motivational books of all time – precisely because it helped millions of people along the way. For nearly 70 years, Dr. Peale's message has lifted people's spirits, given them hope and courage, strengthened their faith – and revitalized their sense of self-worth and self-confidence...

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