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Take a fresh look at your guardian angel

Take a fresh look at your guardian angel Why isn’t there much – if any – imagery of guardian angels with adults? I wondered that for years; and, I confess, it irritated me a bit. “C’mon,” I’d think to myself. “My guardian angel didn’t leave me when I got my driver’s license.̶...
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Monday, September 09, 2013

Revisiting a recent television interview

Revisiting a recent television interview   The morning of July 11, an Evansville TV reporter called asking for an interview “to discuss Catholic Church teaching on the death penalty.” A few minutes before the call, I quickly learned, convicted killer Jeffrey Weisheit got the death penalty for his crimes.   Seemed sim...
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The promise of St. Gertrude's prayer for souls in purgatory: true or false?

The promise of St. Gertrude's prayer for souls in purgatory:  true or false?   What if you could free 1,000 souls from purgatory in less than 20 seconds?   Would you do it?   Could you do it?   At the risk of sounding flip – the answer to that last question depends on whom you ask.   The reference here is to the “Prayer of St. Gertrude f...
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Monday, August 12, 2013

Eucharistic adoration: a time to sit quietly and listen

Eucharistic adoration: a time to sit quietly and listen Eucharistic adoration is one of God’s greatest gifts to us.   Of course, we kneel and pray before the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Savior any time we are in a sanctuary where the Eucharist reposes in a tabernacle. We do it all the time in church; but something about praying befo...
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Monday, July 29, 2013

I'm not texting, I'm praying

I'm not texting, I'm praying Dozens of prayers – and multiple versions of the Catholic Bible – are with me everywhere. They’re loaded on my iPhone. Some folks at Masses I attend probably shake their heads sadly and think, “Oh, my…. That man just got back in the pew from receiving Holy Communion, a...
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Monday, July 08, 2013

New Message editor offers an introduction of himself

New Message editor offers an introduction of himself Hello everyone. As you read this, my first week in the Diocese of Evansville will be wrapping up. That week remains a short way off as I write; but I can’t wait for it to start. God blesses me daily – often with riches of mind, body and spirit. Other times, however, His blessings bring...
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Tuesday, July 02, 2013