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Put down your device during Lent and live in the moment

Put down your device during Lent and live in the moment I’m guilty of it, too; I’ll admit that right now before any accusations get hurled at me: I spend more time on my phone than I should. Technology – we are so attached to our phone, tablet and any other electronic device we may own. I’ve been out to dinner and, whether itR...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019

2019 Lenten Fish Fry schedule available for download

2019 Lenten Fish Fry schedule available for download Parishes across the Diocese of Evansville have provided information on their 2019 Lenten Fish Fries. Please use this link to download the schedule: http://bit.ly/2EoFN1g  ...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Diocesan Review Board plays key role in handling abuse allegations

Diocesan Review Board plays key role in handling abuse allegations The Diocese of Evansville’s Review Board plays a key role in handling allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. And it does so with a pastoral focus. Bishop Joseph M Siegel consulted the Diocesan Review Board in the preparations of the list of clergy with credible allegations of sexual...
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Despite roller-coaster weather, thankful for a change in seasons

Despite roller-coaster weather, thankful for a change in seasons Please tell me I’m not the only person who’s sick of this flip-flopping weather. Actually, I could go for some flip-flop weather, but I’m about done with this almost daily dramatic change in temperature and precipitation. I know, I know – everyone seems to be talking about t...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Respect all life … and God's plan for it

Respect all life … and God's plan for it      If you have read the bottom of this column, you know that my husband and I have been blessed with an abundance of grandchildren. I always figured we might have 12 to 16. Obviously, God had other plans for which we are both grateful. When the first 13 arrived, we often heard the...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hobbies: What's your thing?

Hobbies: What's your thing? During lunch the other day I was talking with a coworker about hobbies. She asked what I feel should have been a simple question: ‘What’s your thing?’ The sad part is I didn’t have an immediate answer. I quickly racked my brain trying to come up with something clever or pers...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

DECREE: Alienation of the Former Nativity of Our Lord Church and Adjacent Church Property

DECREE: Alienation of the Former Nativity of Our Lord Church and Adjacent Church Property DECREE  Alienation of the Former Nativity of Our Lord Church, Now Relegated to Profane but Not Sordid Use, and Adjacent Church Property Due to the continued deterioration of the former Nativity of Our Lord Church, now relegated to profane but not sordid use, and a lack of the necessary funding...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Minor Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, Vincennes

The Minor Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, Vincennes Sitting in the back corner of the Minor Basilica of St. Francis Xavier on the red balcony steps, my vantage point allowed me to see out over the entire congregation and the expanse of the Vincennes church. Noah, our two-year-old boy and I, had come to this spot minutes earlier.  Although his r...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trust in Him and embrace positive changes

Trust in Him and embrace positive changes Timing is everything – isn’t it? While that’s such a cliché and often overused saying, I’ve come to realize recently just how true it is. It seems when you believe you’re ready for a change -- whether it be your job, where you live or healthier eating habits -- th...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sacraments and the sick

A close relative was to undergo a minor medical procedure. She requested the Anointing of the Sick despite being young and healthy. Some family members became upset that she would “require” this sacrament, which, in their minds, was only for the dying. Their concept of the sacrament was...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019