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SPIRITUAL BULLETIN BOARD OF LOUISIANA

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Louisiana and its seven (7) Catholic Dioceses

BONJOUR!

LOOKING FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE LOUISIANA "BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED" HOLY WATER PROJECT, GO TO LEGEND ON THE LEFT AND CLICK ON "LOUISIANA HOLY WATER DEPLOYMENT".

For more on Charlene Richard, click on the image and click here.

Note:  Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel of the Diocese of Lafayette will officially open the
"Cause for Canonization" of Charlene Richard and Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue, and Lt. Father J. Verbis Lafleur. 

Check out KATC "Acadiana News Channel for more information.

IF YOU ARE HERE TO SEE THE NUMEROUS CATHOLIC EVENTS AROUND  LOUISIANA, CLICK ON THE PAGE TITLED:

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ON THE LEGEND AT THE TOP LEFT OF THIS PAGE.  OF COURSE, THESE EVENTS ARE ALL NOW QUESTIONABLE DUE TO THE SNAKE VIRUS.  SO, WHEN VIEWING THEM, KNOW WELL THAT THEY MIGHT BE CANCELLED.  CHECK IT OUT TO MAKE SURE. 

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The State Symbol of the Pelican feeding her young...The Eucharist!

Scroll up the legend and click on the webpage:  "Louisiana and the Eucharist"

BECOME RADICAL FOR YOUR FAITH!

Do not be satisfied!  Expect more! Demand more!

This is a personal website and has been for many years.  It is the product of a Catholic lay person based in the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese of South Louisiana.  This lay person was formerly the Lay Co-ordinator of the Office of New Evangelization for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.  

Although this website is located in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, this website does not represent the diocese nor does the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in any manner endorse its contents. Of course, the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux has its own website. If you want to see some of the diocesan resources that are available there to evangelize, click here.  

For a brief history of how the Spiritual Bulletin Board of Louisiana came to be, click on the page titled "History/..." in the legend on the top left of this page.

A SUMMARY:

A unique portion of South Louisiana began to be built about 6,000 years ago when the Teche Delta Complex began to be formed by what we today call the Mississippi River.  It is noteworthy to mention, that was about the same time God entered into His covenant with Abraham. (There were specific times in history when that river was also called "The River of the Holy Spirit" and then later "The River of the Immaculate Conception".) 

Also noteworthy, is that the Houma-Thibodaux area of South Louisiana was particularly formed mostly during the formation of the Lafourche Delta Complex about 2000 years ago.  (That was during the time Jesus was born in the Holy Land.)

Extreme South Louisiana (the Modern Delta Complex) was formed by the southerly-moving waters that carried the best and most productive soil that was between the numerous mountain ranges in the eastern and the western portions of this country.  The land that has contributed to the Modern Delta reached northerly all the way into the States such as New York and Minnesota and Wyoming and up into Canada.  Actually, Louisiana was formed from the land of at least 31 U.S. States and a portion of Canada.  The Modern Delta is the most southerly portion of Louisiana.  So in fact, although low and flat, in addition to being the best land from all those States, the Modern Delta Complex is composed of the mountains that were worn down and leveled by this great river over time.  

The land in this Modern Delta we call home has accumulated over time from nearly 40% of the land mass that we call the United States.  (There is a certain "fullness" in that number that one must note.)  There are pages on this website that more fully discuss that.  They can be found by browsing the legend on the top left of this page.  One could easily take the position that the Modern Delta Complex of Louisiana is the "heart' of the "heart" of this country.

This website and the information on it is published to first serve and network Louisiana Catholics and Christians from all across Louisiana as well as those Louisianians who have relocated across this nation.  It is published to be a tool to provide information to network all Catholics and other Christians for evangelization purposes.  For a short history of this website and how it came to be, you can scroll down the legend at the top left of this page and then click on "History/...".

Most visitors to this website initially come to search for Catholic events, ministries, etc. that are located across the State. As mentioned earlier, many Catholic ministries across Louisiana are listed in the legend to the left.  (If your ministry is missing or a ministry you are aware of is missing, please send that information via our email address: macleanland@bellsouth.net.)

EQUAL JUSTICE HERE - NO!

INSTEAD SELECTIVE "JUST-US"!

IN 2019 THIS WEBSITE BEGAN TO DO MORE, MOST LATELY INSPIRED BY ST. KATERI TEKAWITHA! (Patron of ecology, the environment and for the proper care of all God's creation.)

St. Kateri Tekawith

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

Revelation 10:10 reads as follows:  "I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand and swallowed it.  In my mouth it was like sweet honey, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour."  Commentary on that verse reads as follows:  The "small scroll was sweet because it predicted the final victory of God’s people; it was sour because it also announced their sufferings." (USCCB)

To simply profess, by our mouths, the Glory of God is sweet but then to chew it and swallow it, and subsequently to try and live it out, can be an altogether different experience.  Often quite sour or bitter to the taste.  Suffering is typically the result.  It is a "Bittersweet" experience we must face when we attempt to live the Gospel message instead of only speaking it.  

The Louisiana state symbol is one of suffering or sacrifice!  The mother pelican sacrifices herself in order to save her young (see image above)!  Read more about that in the internal webpage titled, "Louisiana and the Eucharist" and its subpage "Pelican Resolution".

As Christians, if we are true to who we profess ourselves to be, we cannot run from the hard responsibity to try and live the Gospel everyday in all situations.  In doing so, oftentimes, we must go to places we would rather not have to go.  We must do things we would rather not do.  Remember St. Peter and  "Quo Vadis" .  "Bittersweet" is not a word that is used lightly!

 QUESTION:  HOW ARE YOU CALLED TO "LIVE" THE GOSPEL MESSAGE?  

In connection with that question, commencing in February of 2019, this author began a new section of pages within this website to better illustrate an attempt to live out the Gospel message.  Many readers have watched this new section grow greatly and many have remarked on it. 

(Note:  At times, certain of these pages may not fully appear in [or at all] due to construction going on within the pages or for other reasons.  In the event the pages are not there at a particular time you search, please feel free to directly contact this author to discuss these matters in person or via email.  The author's contact information is located on the "History/..." or "Contact" pages of this website.

The stating of the facts within those pages is an effort to narrate a personal journey of 33+ years through the courts of South Louisiana in an attempt to have the truth be exposed.  This personal journey is not one that would normally interest most people.  We all have our journeys.  But, the subject matter of this journey effects us ALL.

The author's journey to-date has been one only through the civil courts.  But, what has been discovered about the broken Louisiana Judicial System impacts not only civil courts but criminal courts as well. 

After seeing what the court system can do to obtain a goal it wishes, a reasonable question would be:  How many people are sitting in jails or even on death row due to the court acting badly and then not enforcing or discipining itself to get it right?  If you care about that question, please read further and/or contact the author through this website to discuss it further.

The new section (if shown at the time of your viewing) is titled "Louisiana - The Darkness of "Just-Us". That is because just a few can play the game.  Click on that title (if shown at the time) to begin to read what the broken Louisiana Justice System can do to serve itself, when it has its own reason(s) to do so.  As mentioned, that cause can impact either civil or criminal matters.

These pages will be listed beneath all other material pages in this website.  Exactly where this new series of pages rightfully belongs!  The pages will example the negative side of the spiritual battles we must fight.  We are currrently locked in a battle of cultures ... Light against Darkness ... Life against Death...the "perceived to be powerful" against the "lowly".

In the author's multipe litigations, it was the court tampering with official court records, in multiple venues, always to the author's detriment.  Three times the litigation records have been tampered with! 

The court started it wrongdoing by protecting a powerful politically-connected attorney in his unlawful actions against an elderly widow and now (being he has died) it has become the court protecting itself from what the court did to protect him years ago.  It is today still an issue only because the author has continued to try and expose the truth since 1986.  If this author goes silent, it would be over...to the bad guys and the court's delight.  If the court did it to this author, it certainly can do it to others, if required.  That includes criminal proceedings as well.

These pages (if shown at the time) evidence one extremely important home of "darkness" in Louisiana.  Because it is the court system of Louisiana, it is like a shadow that threads itself through all areas of life and business.  Being a non-attorney, the only reason the author can even begin to know about how broken this system real is is because this author has personally journeyed in it for 33+ years.  Many of those years have been pro se.

In that journey the author has seen regular men and women act very wrongly in concert with each other with little fear of being held accountable.  Oftentimes, these men and women had been elected to seats of authority and power and rule the courts as if the court was theirs and not the public's. 

Such wrongful acts are certainly not a new phenomenon but have been often experienced by many throughout history in this country and elsewhere.  That is still not a good reason to be satisfied or complacent with such acts in Louisiana. 

In Louisiana, there is a two-tier system of justice.  What some get penalized for, some walk freely from.  This unjust phenomenon will be particularly and expressly demonstrated by what will be displayed in these pages.  It has been noticed that this is how it often works:

Wealthy vs. Wealthy = Best chance for Justice

Poor vs. Poor = Good chance for Justice

Wealthy vs. Poor = "Just-Us" Justice

The "legal" system in place is selectively oppressive and poorly self-regulated.  Of course, the persons in power will say that this is all ridiculous. They will say the author is holding a grudge.  He is just angry.  They will say the public are in good hands and that we should trust them.  That has been the mantra for years.  But, consider the self-serving source of those responses.  There is some light on the horizon.  There are currently litigation in Louisiana addressing some of the problems.

This effort is not about any particular political party or any individual person (people die).  Individuals can change party affiiation depending on what is the most opportune for them at a particular time (and they do). 

No, it is about addressing a self-perpetuating "system" that crosses over party lines.  It is much bigger than any individual and it long outlasts any one person.  It takes multiple members of the bar to carry this out.  No one can perform alone. 

Ultimately, it is a "machine" that eventually crushes even those that play in it for awhile while they gather their "kernels" of corn.  Eventually, full accountability is an unescapable reality.

The author's particular story personally began in the second term of Governor Edwin Edwards in 1986 and it has continued until today through the following administrations:

Edwin Edwards 1984 - 1988 (Democrat)

Buddy Roemer 1988 - 1992 (Democrat)

Edwin Edwards 1992 - 1996 (Democrat)

Mike Foster 1996 - 2004 (Republic formerly Democrat)

Kathleen Blanco  2004 - 2008 (Democrat)

Bobby Jindal  2008 - 2016 (Republican)

John Bel Edwards  2016 - present day (Democrat)

It is an interesting phenomenon of perceived power that has worked equally well through each administration.  It is an underlying system of perceived power that lives within and uses persons and all political parties to obtain its goals of greed against the little person.

Interestingly, on the night of Governor Mike Foster's re-election in 1999, in accepting victory over William J. Jefferson (an attorney with his own share of legal troubles), Governor Foster exhuberantly stated something like:  "Romans 12 is my favorite book in the bible.  Especially, Romans Chapter 12 verse 16.  That is my favorite!" 

To be clear about exactly what he cited that night, that scripture passage reads as follows:  "Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not be wise in your own estimation." 

That was a profound scripture to be ironically cited by a governor with such personal wealth.  If he were being truthful and not haughty that night, he should be very supportive of this website's pages that discuss this broken judicial system and the motivation behind them, regardless of who it might expose.     

Most often, the "lowly" are exactly the ones who are the worst hurt by this system of perceived power - that includes persons in positions of authority and trust.  (For much more on the "little ones", go to the internal webpage titled:  "Louisiana - Who We Are!)   

BP believes us to be small.  But then, BP believes certain persons are expendible.  As you will read in the links above, for the right price BP has further equated small people as to having the worth of pigs

As you will later read on the pages of this website, first ARCO, and then its successor in title (BP), are material players in this author's journey.  They have actually self-defined themselves in relation to the people of Louisiana by their actions and they have had their way with the citizens for years.

There also are other persons that will be identified in these pages that were/are willing to participate in these wrongdoings.  They participate (or stay silent) for their own little share of the "pie" that they are allowed to keep.  That piece of the "pie" can take many forms.  One significant form the author has seen over the years is that of individuals being catapulted to the highest levels of the legal profession - regardless of their actions.  Their ability is not being questioned but accountability is.

LIke little chickens feeding on the kernels of cracked corn flowing from the hand of their doling "master".  They run from here to there looking and pecking for the next "kernel" that might be thrown their way from their master's hand.  Ready to trample the rights of any "little person" that might get in the way.  Their interest appears to not be in the public's good but instead the public's goods.     

Then, there are many other good persons that are allowed to simply exist, if they just stay "silent" about what they see happening around them.  They just do and say nothing!  These are the vast numbers of good men and women who are caught in a broken legal system that can discipline them very harshly, if they dare to come into conflict with its perceived power brokers and/or with the way it operates. 

Forced into the slavery of silence by what the power brokers righteously call a code(s) of professional conduct.  One outspoken attorney, openly speaking their concience in a public forum about the unjust legal system, can easily become an example of discipline to all other attorneys about what not to say or to do in serfdom land. 

After personally filing many disciplinary complaints against judges and/or attorneys over the 20+ years, it is apparent to the author that an effective tool to control good attorneys is selective discipline.  With that tool in place the system can control well-meaning attorneys through their law licenses.  One question is: Are judges and attorneys being selectively disciplined for their actions against the public they are sworn to serve or are they too often being disciplined (or at least intimidated by discipline) so that they do not rightfully act against the "just-us" system that enslaves them to silence.

Our daily lives consist of byzantine layers of spiritual warfare with many spiritual battlefields around us.  For many, this reality may sound ridiculous.  For those...they have already lost and surrendered.

For the author, and many other "little people", it is not ridiculous at all, but extremely real.  It is more real...than what may even seem real.  It is so real, in fact, that the Church calls the living members of the Church engaged in these battles the "Church Militant".  That name is not given without serious meaning and a real obligation attached to it.

For the last 33 years this author has seen good people, on occasion, do some really bad things connected to the judicial system and court proceedings. There had to be individual consciences pricked over those wrongful actions. No doubt those persons have carried some level burden for years.  Of course, that will lessen over time. To say all this is not first spiritual is very secular, naive and simplistic. It is also deadly because Sin Kills...and not just the body!  We must never forget that the first step to failure in any war or battle is to not admit the enemy exists.

For this author (a non-attorney), this spiritual battlefield, that you will read about in these pages, has been in the courtrooms of the State of Louisiana and the cold halls of various Louisiana regulatory agencies.  These same regulatory bodies have been given the authority to address environmental issues across Louisiana.  Those issues effect each and every one of us and our families in numerous ways.  These pages will attempt to ellaborate on those ways and how they affect the public and the public's health. 

(Note:  At times, certain of these pages may not fully appear in [or at all] due to construction going on within the pages or for other reasons.  In the event the pages are not there at a particular time you search, please feel free to directly contact this author to discuss these matters in person or via email.  The author's contact information is located on the "History/..." or "Contact" pages of this website.  

As you will read, because of the source of the wrongdoings that will be evidenced, the effects will go far past the State's environmental matters.  They will go to all matters that go before the courts of this State.  They will go to the highest body of judicial authority in the State of Louisiana (The Louisiana Supreme Court).  An authority that (at least in the author's proceedings) has failed to fully and equally fulfill its constitutional obligation "to secure justice for all, preserve peace, protect the rights, and promote the happiness and general welfare of the people" as mandated by ARTICLE I - DECLARATION OF RIGHTS of the Louisiana State Constitution (1974).

It is the author's sincere belief that we have a State Constitutional Crisis when it comes to the judicial branch in the State of Louisiana.  The judicial branch refuses to fully supervise and enforce itself.  The author can state this because he has personally filed briefs before the Louisiana Supreme Court in 2003 to try and address court record tampering in 2001.  Of course, no action by the court to correct the record!  It remains to be seen if there are other branches willing and/or able to do something about it.  How to get that done is the question.  Want to talk about that?  Please contact this author through this website.

This author has other legal proceedings that need to be filed in Louisiana against attorneys and others.  Sadly, with a total loss of believe in the State of Louisiana's judicial system, they cannot be filed.

It is not the author's intent to hurt any one indvidual in these pages but the truth shall be told with as much accuracy as possible.  Facts will try to be stated succinctly for all to make their own determinations about the level of wrongdoings.  Hopefully others, with the power and the authority to do something about such matters, will act appropriately.

It is particularly noteworthy that the battle in these pages is centered on a small tract of land in a civil parish that is named "St. Mary".  Also, the crime first committed in 1985 by members of the legal profession was against an elderly woman and she was in fact a widow So, in the middle of beautiful St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, within the Tech Delta Complex, this work of words will attempt to respectfully bring some "light" into the darkness and expose the snakes that live in and around the "Park".  (Park Plantation...that is.)

God protects widows and expects us to protect widows.  They are the "littlest of the little".  If one takes advantage of and/or injures and/or damages a widow and/or takes her possessions, then the ramifications to the perpetrator(s) shall be great.

Since Governor Foster chose to cite the scripture he did on his re-election night many years ago (Roman 12:16), and based on the scripture he chose, let us now quote a few scriptures (and there are many more) that would lead one to understand how God protects (and expects us to protect) one type of the "lowly" ... widows:

Psalms 68:6-7

6 Father of the fatherless, defender of widows - God in his holy abode,

7 God gives a home to the forsaken, who leads prisoners out to prosperity, while rebels live in the desert.

Psalms 146:9

9 The LORD protects the resident alien, comes to the aid of the orphan and the widow, but thwarts the way of the wicked.

Exodus 22:21-23

21  You shall not wrong any widow or orphan.

22  If ever you wrong them and they cry out to me, I will surely listen to their cry.

23  My wrath will flare up, and I will kill you with the sword; then your own wives will be widows, and your children orphans.

Mark 12:38-44

Denunciation of the Scribes.

38 In the course of his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces,

39 seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets.

40They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.”

The Poor Widow’s Contribution.

41 He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums.

42 A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.

43 Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury.

44 For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood

"He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly.

Techniques of evangelization are good, but even the most advanced ones could not replace the gentle action of the Spirit. The most perfect preparation of the evangelizer has no effect without the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit the most convincing dialectic has no power over the heart of man. Without Him the most highly developed schemas resting on a sociological or psychological basis are quickly seen to be quite valueless… It must be said that the Holy Spirit is the principal agent of evangelization: it is He who impels each individual to proclaim the Gospel, and it is He who in the depths of consciences causes the word of salvation to be accepted and understood.[118] But it can equally be said that He is the goal of evangelization: He alone stirs up the new creation, the new humanity of which evangelization is to be the result, with that unity in variety which evangelization wishes to achieve within the Christian community. Through the Holy Spirit the Gospel penetrates to the heart of the world, for it is He who causes people to discern the signs of the times- signs willed by God- which evangelization reveals and puts to use within history.

Excerpts from paragraph No. 75:  EVANGELII NUNTIANDI - APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION  OF HIS HOLINESS  POPE PAUL VI TO THE EPISCOPATE, TO THE CLERGY AND TO ALL THE FAITHFUL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD.