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Anne Rice drew inspiration from New Orleans cemeteries...

    It's true what they say about the best writers of American literature coming from the Deep South!

    Take Anne Rice of New Orleans. What an imagination the lady had! Her famous novel, "Interview With the Vampire," made her one of the most recognized writers in the U.S.

She also wrote many other scary books, such as "The Witching Hour" and "Memnoch the Devil." Anne even rode in a glass coffin in a staged jazz funeral through Lafayette Cemetery 1 to generate publicity for one of her books. Only in New Orleans!...

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Sports


How did LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman win 5 National Championships?

    It's a well-known fact among baseball fans around the country that LSU's Skip Bertman is one of the winningest baseball coaches in college sports history.

    How he got there is an intriguing story that involves " The Power of Positive Thinking," a knack for recruiting great players, and an extraordinary level of attention to detail. To motivate his players to victory he often told them:

    " 𝘈𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦, 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴."

    Skip's 12 "Secrets to Success" are revealed in the...

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South Louisiana Food & Culture


How did this cookbook get its name: "Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux?"

    I have been asked countless times about how I came up with the name for this cookbook, so here goes… 

    It’s important in the South for people to make a connection when being introduced to strangers or newcomers. It’s long been a tradition, especially in south Louisiana, to find out, “Who are your people?” This is not only to make conversation, but also to find out about a new person’s background. 

    Through this line of questioning, one will often find long-lost cousins or some kind of family connection....

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Church Reform


Is the Catholic Church on the verge of major reforms?
    The winds of change are blowing.
    Could the Catholic Church be on the verge of the most significant reforms it has enjoyed since Vatican II?
    It wouldn't happen overnight, of course, but it's a real possibility, depending on what comes out of Pope Francis' "Synod 2021-2023." In a nutshell, the synod is a 2-year process in which bishops around the world are consulting with Catholics of every stripe: lay people, priests, nuns, etc. At the end of this period, the bishops will gather to discuss ways in which the governance of the Church can become more "synodal" – that is, more open to the ideas of various groups that make up the Church....

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Everything Matters in Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story

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The Unknown Soldier’s Journey Home: From the Battlefields of France to Arlington National Cemetery

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Crossing Bayou Teche:

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Ten Commandments for Church Reform: Memoirs of a Catholic Priest

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What They Don't Teach You in Catholic College: Women in the Priesthood and the mind of Christ

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The Academy of the Sacred Heart at Grand Coteau: 200 Years and Counting...

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A Place Set Apart: The Spiritual Journey of Our Lady of the Oaks Jesuit Retreat House

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