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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

'What's next? Show up!'

'What's next? Show up!' International speaker and author Katie Prejean McGrady began her second presentation to more than 220 Confirmation candidates from across the Diocese of Evansville on Feb. 9 by recalling something a young adult asked during Confirmation preparation several years ago. “’OK … so we&...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Bishop celebrates Mass for Confirmation candidates

Bishop celebrates Mass for Confirmation candidates Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated Mass on Feb. 9 during the Diocese of Evansville’s 2019 Confirmation Spectacular at St. Joseph Parish in Jasper. More than 220 young adults from across the diocese attended and participated in the event, and the bishops’ message to them was succinct. He...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Holy Rosary Parish completes sale of Nativity property to Boeke Road Baptist Church

On Jan. 31, Holy Rosary Parish in Evansville closed on the sale of the former Nativity Church and adjacent property on Pollack Avenue to Boeke Road Baptist Church. Bishop Joseph M. Siegel issued a Decree of Alienation to enable the transfer on Jan. 29. Nativity Parish merged with Holy Rosary Parish...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

St. Mary Ireland update

St. Mary Ireland update The new St. Mary Church in Ireland now has a main floor, as shown in this Feb. 9 photo. Work continues at a good pace. The Message will continue to publish updates in future issues. The Message photo by Tim Lilley...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Senate bill aims to modernize program for families in poverty

Senate bill aims to modernize program for families in poverty The year was 1988. In world news, the Iron Curtain was on the verge of collapsing. The World Wide Web was first discussed as a concept. “Rain Man” topped the box office in the United States – and it cost a moviegoer about $4 to see it. Nationwide, gas was 96 cents a gallon, and re...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Around the Diocese for February 15

Around the Diocese for February 15 Happy Birthday! Rachel Wright, Parish Catechetical Leader at St. Mary Parish in Huntingburg, celebrates her birthday on Feb. 21. Kacie Klem, Parish Catechetical Leader at Christ the King Parish in Ferdinand, celebrates her birthday on Feb. 22. Melba Wilderman, Assistant Principal at Mater Dei High...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Catholic schools educate the whole child with two goals: 'college and heaven'

Catholic schools educate the whole child with two goals: 'college and heaven' There’s no question sending your child to a Catholic school is a good choice, according to Shari Hirsch. She believes Catholic schools are beneficial because they focus on educating the whole child both academically and spiritually. “If I want to raise children with a strong Catholic fa...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Expectation versus Desire

Expectation versus Desire I always enjoy serving on the committee that plans the annual Christmas party at the Diocese of Evansville Catholic Center. We have a wonderful group of people who work hard all year long and are willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. More importantly, they are also people who have gen...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Peanut Brother: Monks mix community work with simple ingredients to create homemade peanut butter

Peanut Brother: Monks mix community work with simple ingredients to create homemade peanut butter St. Meinrad, Ind. – It’s not unusual to find monks at work cooking, baking or brewing. Monastic communities around the world create products ranging from fruitcake and cookies to cheese and beer.  At Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, the Benedictine monks have “accident...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019