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List of credible allegations against clergy

List of credible allegations against clergy In late September 2018, in response to the request of clergy abuse victims and their families, Bishop Joseph M. Siegel announced that the Diocese of Evansville would collect and release the names of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.  The Diocese’s hope is...
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Friday, February 22, 2019

A Message from Bishop Joseph M. Siegel

A Message from Bishop Joseph M. Siegel   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The tragedy of the sexual abuse of minors by clergy has been in our prayers, hearts and minds in a particularly profound way these past several months since the release of the grand jury report in Pennsylvania.  The heart-wrenching accounts of abuse...
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Investigation into allegations involving Father Dave Fleck continues

Investigation into allegations involving Father Dave Fleck continues At this time, the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct involving Father Dave Fleck continues. On Sept. 8, 2018, the Diocese of Evansville placed Father Fleck on administrative leave, which continues, pending the investigation’s completion. While on leave, he is prohibited from...
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Speaker Mike Patin advises students to 'seek, include and choose' God in their lives

Speaker Mike Patin advises students to 'seek, include and choose' God in their lives Everybody on earth is seeking or looking for something, according to Mike Patin. That could be attention, acceptance, popularity, success, friends, a significant other, pizza pie or less stress, Patin explained recently to more than 600 seventh- and eighth-grade students from Evansville-area Cathol...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dr. Shannen Dee Williams gives Black History Lecture at St. Meinrad

Dr. Shannen Dee Williams gives Black History Lecture at St. Meinrad Dr. Shannen Dee Williams was about to give up on her on Catholic upbringing. Despite being a “cradle Catholic,” Williams admitted she was “on her way out of the church.” But God intervened, she said, and now she’s not going anywhere. Williams, assistant professor of hi...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

ICC opposes bill creating legal framework for gestational surrogacy

ICC opposes bill creating legal framework for gestational surrogacy A bipartisan bill intended to protect the parties involved in gestational surrogacy cases is moving forward at the Indiana Statehouse amid serious concerns by the Catholic Church about this increasingly common reproductive method. House Bill 1369 would create a framework of legal protections for th...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Bulletin Board for Feb. 22

Bulletin Board for Feb. 22 Send information to Bulletin Board at least 10 days prior to publishing date. Entries may be repeated if space permits; entries may be edited; all times are local times. Mail information to Bulletin Board, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169; e-mail message@evdio.org. General Interest Crosses...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Around the Diocese for February 22

Around the Diocese for February 22 Happy Birthday! Father Ralph Schipp, retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, celebrates his birthday on March 2. St. Meinrad K of C plans Holy Hour, men’s Lenten retreat The Knights of Columbus Council at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Indiana, is hosting tw...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Resurrection first graders 'Make a Difference' for others in the community

Resurrection first graders 'Make a Difference' for others in the community Most of us take for granted the way we open a can of food, according to Rylan Bright. A first grader at Resurrection School in Evansville, Bright realized some people don’t even own a can opener, so they can’t open a can of food. When his teachers tasked him and his classmates to “...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Holocaust survivor Fred Gross believes students can 'bring peace to this world'

Holocaust survivor Fred Gross believes students can 'bring peace to this world' Forgiveness is tough for Fred Gross. A Holocaust survivor, Gross, 82, is often asked if he forgives the people responsible for the “slaughter of six million Jews.” Gross told about 600 students from Mater Dei and Evansville Christian high schools he has a problem with forgiving. “...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019