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Doing it your way

Doing it your way Baseball season in the community has begun, and we have two grandsons playing in the T-ball league this year.  We attended “Opening Day” on a recent Saturday; it was a bit chilly, but that didn’t seem to  keep these young athletes from the excitement of the activities. &...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Let personal spiritual journeys inspire you

Summer is often a time when catechists and parish catechetical leaders plan for the upcoming school year. As this planning process unfolds, I would like to encourage those involved in religious education to spend some time reflecting on their own spiritual journeys for inspiration.  Some of my...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Called and Gifted through Baptism

I have a memory from long ago of being next to my mother in the water at the beach on the south shore of Boston. The mothers would stand together knee-deep discussing whatever it is that mothers discuss in the early years of motherhood. I had an inflatable swimming ring on and suddenly found myself...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tell me the Story

One of the fondest memories I have as a mom is curling up with my daughter in the evening before bed and reading to her. I was quickly reminded of this practice/ritual as I attempted to organize our attic and was pleasantly surprised to find an endless array of books that spanned at least the first...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The moment of truth

Several years ago I was required to be trained on – and received a license to operate –  a work assist vehicle. The vehicle’s purpose is to help access material in racks that cannot be reached from the floor. The WAV allows just enough room for the operator to stand on a smal...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Living life large

Living life large My husband, Deacon Joe Siewers, serves as the Campus Minister for Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville. He loves this ministry God has called him to for many reasons, including the students, of course – and all he learns from them.     But he has also been blessed by getting to...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

On unconditional love

As I am writing this column, I have just come from hearing the gospel story known as “The Woman at the Well,” in which a Samaritan woman with a dubious social status and a complicated past has an encounter with Jesus that changes her life.  In the story, Jesus promises the woman a...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Walk in a crucified world with a resurrected heart

Walk in a crucified world with a resurrected heart At an annual RCIA retreat before Lent, Lloyd Young, RCIA catechist from Holy Rosary parish in Evansville, gave a talk to the catechumens and candidates of the diocese about his journey through RCIA.   Lloyd’s journey to Catholicism started during Lent, and he has a marvelous way of...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Living legacy

Living legacy It has been six months now since my mom’s death.  These months have been an odd blending of sorrow, celebration and deep introspection. I have found it extremely peculiar how all of these things coexist with such intensity and rise to the surface most very unexpectedly.  The one tha...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017


Several months ago the department in which I work was moved to a new area in the factory. One of the many adjustments I had to make was where I would sit with my friend for breaks and lunch. I know that seems minor in comparison to the challenges we all face each day, but it was important for us to...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017