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Owensboro Bishop-Emeritus McRaith dies at age 82

Owensboro Bishop-Emeritus McRaith dies at age 82 Bishop-Emeritus John Jeremiah McRaith, who served as the third bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro from 1982 to 2009, died March 19 at age 82. John Jeremiah was born in Hutchinson, Minn., on Dec. 6, 1934, to Arthur Luke McRaith and Marie Hanley McRaith. He grew up with three siblings; James, Jane an...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bulletin Board for March 31

Bulletin Board for March 31 Send information to Bulletin Board at least ten days in advance. Items to be considered for publication Friday, April 14 must be received in writing no later than noon on Tuesday, April 4. Entries may be repeated if time and space permit. All items may be edited. All times are local times. Mail inf...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Around the Diocese for March 31

Around the Diocese for March 31 Happy birthday! Darin Knight, principal at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, celebrates his birthday April 10. Father Alex Zenthoefer, pastor of Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Evansville and director of Diocesan Vocations, celebrates his birthday April 10. Most Rev. Charles C. Thompson, fifth...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

God Always Wins

God Always Wins Bishop Charles C. Thompson told hundreds of youth and young adults attending the 2017 Source Summit Retreat that the readings for the March 17 Mass he celebrated for them reveal one simple truth.   “God always wins.”   The first reading recounted the Old Testament story of Jo...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Celebrating 175 years of Catholic education

Celebrating 175 years of Catholic education Bishop Charles C. Thompson joined the parish family of St. Joseph Parish in Jasper on March 18 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of St. Mother Theodore Guerin’s creation of the Sisters of Providence’s first mission school. Bishop Thompson and priests of the Diocese of Evansville concel...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bulletin Board for March 24, 2017

Bulletin Board for March 24, 2017 Send information to Bulletin Board at least ten days in advance. Items to be considered for publication Friday, April 7 must be received in writing no later than noon on Tuesday, March 28. Entries may be repeated if time and space permit. All items may be edited. All times are local times. Mail inf...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Around the Diocese for March 24, 2017

Around the Diocese for March 24, 2017 Happy birthday! Deacon Michael Seibert, St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, Celestine, celebrates his birthday March 30. Cindy Lettshagen, parish catechetical leader at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Vincennes, celebrates her birthday March 31. Father Michael Madden, retired priest of the Diocese of Evansvi...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mater Dei Speech Team ends 20-year drought

Mater Dei Speech Team ends 20-year drought The Mater Dei High School Speech Team has won the IHSFA Class 1A State Championship, their first State speech title since 1997.     Even more impressive: Alex Harrison won an individual State Championship, the school’s first since 1959.  Harrison defeated 48 competitors from ac...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Reitz Memorial wins fourth straight Academic Decathlon Championship

Reitz Memorial wins fourth straight Academic Decathlon Championship Reitz Memorial High School Academic Decathlon teams know a thing or two about how to prepare for competition.     For the ninth time in the last 11 years and fourth year in a row, the Memorial Academic Decathlon team earned the title of State Champions.   As a team, Memorial won all...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Archers earn honors at State competition

Archers earn honors at State competition Young archers from Diocese of Evansville Catholic schools turned in strong performances March 11 at the National Archery in the Schools Program Indiana State Championships, held at the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.   Competitors from 11 local east and westside schools shot in two discipli...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017