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I am having withdrawal symptoms. After 12 days of touring Italy with a group of 54 other pilgrims led by Father Joseph Ziliak and Archbishop Charles C. Thompson, I miss walking into breakfast to a chorus of “Bonjournos” and “Good mornings.” The trip was a pilgrimage filled w...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Six Benedictine Sisters celebrate jubilees

Six Benedictine Sisters celebrate jubilees Six Benedictine Sisters celebrated special anniversaries of their religious profession on Oct. 29 at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand:    Sister Sylvia Gehlhausen marked the 70th anniversary of her profession of monastic vows. She entered the monastery in 1940 and ma...
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Diocese will welcome 'an effective and loving pastor'

Diocese will welcome 'an effective and loving pastor' Diocese of Joliet staff members tell The Message that Bishop-designate Joseph M. Siegel is a shepherd our Catholic community will enjoy and truly appreciate.“I am confident that he will prove to be an effective and loving pastor in Evansville,” said Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of...
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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Community Leaders welcome new bishop

Community Leaders welcome new bishop News traveled quickly on Oct. 18 when Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the U.S., announced that Pope Francis had appointed Most Rev. Joseph M. Siegel, Auxiliary Bishop of Joliet, Ill., as the sixth Bishop of Evansville.   On a morning filled with celebrations and press confer...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Norcia: a year later, an eternity ahead

Norcia: a year later, an eternity ahead "I give no thought to what lies behind but push on to what lies ahead. My entire attention is on the finish line as I run toward the prize to which God calls me – life on high in Christ Jesus." – Philippians 3:13-14   In 1880, St. Benedict returned to his small, mountainside, home...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Biography of Most Rev. Joseph M. Siegel

Biography of Most Rev. Joseph M. Siegel Most Rev. Joseph M. Siegel, 54, was born in Joliet Ill., on July 18, 1963, and was raised on a farm in Lockport Township.  He is the youngest of nine children of Francis and Marie (Wallace) Siegel. He received his sacraments and attended grammar school at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonn...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

All Saints Parish welcomes Jack Jezreel on Nov. 8

All Saints Parish welcomes Jack Jezreel on Nov. 8 Evansville’s All Saints Parish invites everyone to attend a Nov. 8 presentation, “My Neighbor, Their Story,” that will explore a "new way to be church."  Jack Jezreel of Louisville, Ky., founder of Just Faith Ministries, will share hoe we are challenged to live our faith. The...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

NCYC needs volunteers

Organizers of the 2017 National Catholic Youth Conference need adult volunteers of all ages (18 ) to help make this conference an amazing experience for our young church! NCYC is Nov. 16-18 at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.   Every other year, 20,000 Catho...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Discerning God's call

    Some months ago I was rummaging through a stack of books when I came across a list our oldest son and I had made 22 years ago. It included the positives and negatives of two colleges he was considering. He had put off the decision until the last possible moment because both schoo...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Priests welcome Archbishop Thompson to Convocation

Priests welcome Archbishop Thompson to Convocation Priests of the Diocese of Evansville welcomed Archbishop Charles C. Thompson of Indianapolis to Clifty Falls State Park in Madson, Ind., for an Oct. 2 dinner in his honor. The dinner concluded the first day of the priests’ 2017 Convocation. Although this four-day gathering has not always been...
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Thursday, October 12, 2017