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What is God wanting of me?

    Recently, I contracted a nasty cold at a most inopportune time (is there ever an opportune time?!). Tasks were piled high, and I did not need to be laid low. After I accepted that my cold was here for the duration, I wondered why now. No profound notions came to mind. However, I...
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Junior Legion of Mary makes time for prayer

 Junior Legion of Mary makes time for prayer Extra-curricular activities for youth are plentiful throughout the diocese; there is no shortage of athletic and academic teams, scouting groups, clubs and music programs in which students choose to participate. In the midst of all of the choices, a group in the Diocese of Evansville’s West D...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Archbishop-Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, dies Jan. 25

Archbishop-Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, dies Jan. 25 ST. MEINRAD, IN – Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, 79, monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Archbishop-emeritus of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, died on Jan. 25 in the monastery infirmary.   He was born in Jasper on April 20, 1938, to Carl and Rose (Blessinger) Buechlein...
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Friday, January 26, 2018

National Catholic Schools Week

National Catholic Schools Week Each year, I look forward to celebrating National Catholic Schools Week.  As a diocese, we recognize the value of Catholic education and support our families and schools in educating our young people so they can reach their full potential.  We acknowledge the vital role of parishes, pasto...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Healthcare of the Undocumented Immigrant

“You must count him [a stranger] as one of your own countrymen and love him as yourself – for you were once strangers yourselves in Egypt.’  This quotation from Leviticus (19:34) suggests that the problems of immigration have been with us a very long time.  The immigrant...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Faith … our greatest legacy

    While sitting at Mass on Thanksgiving Day with my mother, I looked around that beautiful, spacious church in Zionsville and estimated less than 100 people in attendance. I realize that there were many reasons for not coming (my own family was on the road at the time). What struck...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fostering teens' independence and responsibility

Being a parent can often be described as the greatest joy of one's life.  It is amazing that an experience that is often described so fondly is also characterized by most parents as the greatest challenge they have faced.  A wide set of emotions can be experienced on this journey, particu...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Book on diocesan historical tour available

Dr. Jim Schroeder, a frequent contributor to The Message, emailed recently with great news.   “Hello Everyone, I am emailing you with exciting news,” he wrote.  "The book about our historical tour, entitled ‘The Evansville Diocese Historical Tour: Footprints of Our...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018

St. Louis group honors Sister Judy Bell as an ageless, remarkable St. Louisan

St. Louis group honors Sister Judy Bell as an ageless, remarkable St. Louisan  St. Louis-based St. Andrew’s Resources for Senior System has honored Franciscan Sister Mary Judith A. Bell, formerly of Jasper, as one of 22 “Ageless, Remarkable St. Louisans.” Sister Judy joined other honorees for the 15th annual Ageless, Remarkable St. Louisans gala on Oct...
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Welcome Bishop Siegel

Welcome Bishop Siegel Please visit the Installation Page of Bishop Siegel to view video and photos of his installation, held December 15, 2017 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. Click here to visit the page!...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017