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Members of Louisiana’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives are upbeat after Republicans narrowly adopted a budget resolution they hope cuts American’s taxes by the end of the year.
A World War II chaplain who sacrificed himself to help save soldiers on a torpedoed Japanese prison ship has been posthumously honored with two bravery medals.
U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham presented the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart to relatives of Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur at a ceremony in Opelousas, Louisiana, on October 17, the Catholic News Service reported.
Pushing back on Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian ties to President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Mangham and 18 Republican colleagues in the House are calling for congressional hearings into the special counsel's potential conflicts of interest and political bias. They say they want to bring Mueller "out of the shadows and into the public square."
On Oct. 17 in St. Landry Church before family, the local bishop, school students and local dignitaries, heroic Second World War chaplain Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur posthumously received a second Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart for actions on board a Japanese prisoner of war ship that cost him his life but saved scores more.
Firefighters from all over Rapides Parish gathered in Alexandria Saturday morning for Firefighter Appreciation Day.
Families, friends, and just folks around the community showed up at the mega-shelter next to LSUA to support those who face the fire every day, and to remember those who died in action.
Four US Congressman wrote Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday, calling on him to “utilize all available resources to broker an immediate ceasing of offensive hostilities” against Kurdish forces and “seek a long-term diplomatic solution.”
About 10 years ago at a Catholic church, a fellow parishioner of Suzanne Guerra’s handed her prayer card with a photographed portrait on it. The photo struck her: it depicted the priest who baptized her more than 60 years prior, although the person who handed it to Guerra had no idea. Guerra didn’t even know at that time the role that priest had played in her life.
Students at Holly Ridge are preparing for the trip of a lifetime. They're heading to Washington D.C. in May.
The exemplary spiritual life and heroic actions during combat of Rev. Joseph V. Lafleur were honored by religious and U.S. military officials on Tuesday morning when he was posthumously presented the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart at a ceremony held at St. Landry Catholic Church.
A military ceremony will posthumously award the Distinguished Service Cross at St. Landry Catholic Church on Tuesday to Rev. Verbis LaFleur, who died in 1944 attempting to save men aboard a Japanese prisoner of war ship that sank in the Indian Ocean.