BRIEF HISTORY OF THIS SITE
This website began in the 1990’s as a short broadcast after the radio program called the Hour of Mercy produced in Houma, Louisiana that aired on Radio Maria in Alexandria, Louisiana during the mid-1990’s. Something was needed to fill in remaining time before upcoming station breaks. What was needed was a certain number of events to fill in a certain amount of time after each program. As the Hour of Mercy program came to an end, it was obvious there was a continuing need to inform Catholics about events in their particular home areas. It had been discovered that many times Catholics did not find out about unique and interesting events in their own areas until after it had happened. A blog then commenced to attempt to meet that specific information need. In 2014 it became obvious that a blog no longer met the expanding needs of these unusual and rapidly developing times in our faith walk. Catholics across South Louisiana wanted to network over matters of faith. Since “Time is of the Essence” in these matters, the Spiritual Bulletin Board of Louisiana became a full website that could be accessed 24/7.
This website is constructed and produced from Houma, LA that is within the land area (but increasingly the water area) of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese of South Louisiana. It supplies links into third party websites/pages authored and published by the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese and/or other Louisiana dioceses and/or other Catholic social media sites of interest - generally in Louisiana. This website (by its personal authoring of certain pages within this website) does intend to reflect only the personal thoughts, reflections, views and/or opinions of the owner, constructor and producer of this site. Such personal authorings of certain pages are not intended to publicly reflect the personal thoughts, reflections, views and/or opinions of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese and/or any other Louisiana diocese and/or any other website of interest and/or any other person anywhere in the whole-wide-world. The owners of the websites/pages linked to by this website will author and publish what they want, when they want to and will in-fact speak for themselves by what they personally author and publish on their own websites.
The mission, desire and intent of the Spiritual Bulletin Board of Louisiana is:
1. To unite and network the Roman Catholic Church of Louisiana to evangelize all others throughout the world during this New Millenium and with new available technologies - not to divide the Church Militant. Additionally, to do the same in conjunction with all other Faithful Christians - first in Louisiana.
2. To always be faithful to the Truth that is Jesus Christ.
3. To help spread the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church to all visitors of this site.
Anything on this page that may inadvertently contradict and/or hinder that mission, intention or purpose is absolutely unintended and willingly renounced. "In other words, sorry about that!"
Should one be interested in any certain event, before attending, please do your own due diligence as to whether that certain event remains scheduled as to the time and date publicized on this site. At times, organizers will notify this site when an event is scheduled and then at other times (with no notice to this website) cancel that certain event. Especially if it is out of your immediate area. Check it out!
Should your website and/or social media link be shown on this site so that the visitor can gather more information about your mission and/or purpose, please consider keeping it CURRENT with information that is timely. Visitors will go to your website/page in an effort to get timely information. Do not disappoint them.
This website is simply a way to attempt to address what was stated in the Introduction to Ralph Martin’s & Peter Williamson’s book titled: John Paul II and the New Evangelization where the following was written:
“While the message of evangelization is always the same, the audience is different: the world is different; cultures are different; tools of communication are different. Because of these differences there is need to proclaim the same Jesus to all peoples in a new way with greater zeal, ardor and clarity, using modern means of communications whenever possible.” -Bishop Sam Jacobs-
Fr. Duane Stenzel, OFM provided spiritual direction to the publisher of this wesite. He died and was buried in Alexandria in 2011. It is believed through memories and inspirations he still inspires and directs.
Fr. Duane Stenzel, OFM
Thanks for visiting this website.
Lay Coordinator of the Office of New Evangelization for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux