Storms didn’t take faith away from Port Sulphur
Father Gerard Stapleton, pastor of St. Patrick Church in Port Sulphur, knows and loves his parishioners. They are hard workers whose families have, for generations, lived off the land and waters of lower Plaquemines Parish as farmers, fishermen and shrimpers.
How many people are back?
Robert Edgecomb, an urban planner with GCR Inc., has supplied the Clarion Herald with following post-Katrina population statistics:
• In terms of overall population, the seven-parish metro area has approximately 91 percent of the residents it had before Katrina. In 2004,
the overall population was approximately 1.36 million; in 2014, it was 1.23 million.
'Widow's mite' still a mystery
Mt. Carmel: 141 days of the Holy Spirit in action
It remains one of the true miracles of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Situated three-quarters of a mile from the gaping hole punched by Katrina in the 17th Street Canal, Mount Carmel Academy took on more than eight feet of water.
The Katrina story: From despair to resurrection
They are calling it “Kat 10” – Hurricane Katrina plus 10 years – which carries with it the double meaning of an ominous meteorological warning.
Even in the squalor of the dome, I knew we’d survive
"Katrina” comes from the Greek word that means “catharsis” or “cleansing.” Personally – and for many victims of that storm – the definition seems appropriate. Lives would change. Some changed for the better and others for the worse, but nothing would remain the same.