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We are all thirsting for living water

We are all thirsting for living water In both the first and third readings for this Sunday, people are thirsty.  The Israelites in the desert are so thirsty that they have begun to pine away for their slavery in Egypt.  “Why did you make us leave Egypt?”  The Samaritan woman has come to the well to draw water...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bill to ban death penalty for those with serious mental illness fails to advance

Bill to ban death penalty for those with serious mental illness fails to advance INDIANAPOLIS—A bill to ban the death penalty in Indiana for those with serious mental illness stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee and failed to advance before the Senate’s third-reading deadline. The Indiana Catholic Conference supported the death penalty ban.     S...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Conversion

Conversion The book of Joel speaks of “rending your heart.”  In looking this up, it really means conversion.  There are many definitions of conversion, too numerous to call out, but the most useful one is transformation.  As we enter Lent, we are in a time of transformation.  &...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Encuentro Diocesan Kickoff

Encuentro Diocesan Kickoff As a tax collector, Levi would have been despised by practically everyone.  Tax collectors were considered no better than traitors, scoundrels and ritually unclean.  They collected taxes, often taking an additional cut for themselves, from their own people on behalf of those who occupi...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Office of Hispanic Ministry focusing on Encuentro in 2017

Office of Hispanic Ministry focusing on Encuentro in 2017 The Diocese of Evansville kicked off its V Encuentro activities with a March 4 gathering at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center in Dale. More than 225 individuals participated in the half-day of prayer, presentations, Mass and a meal. Bishop Charles C. Thompson concelebrated the Mass with...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Do you give candy and tootsie rolls to people?

Do you give candy and tootsie rolls to people? Bishop Charles C. Thompson visits pre-K students at St. Vincent DePaul Center for Children and Families on Feb. 28 to share the story “Pete the Cat.”  Bishop Thompson joined other local leaders to promote the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day by reading...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

National Catholic Sisters Week begins March 8

National Catholic Sisters Week begins March 8 National Catholic Sisters Week begins this year on March 8 and runs through March 14. NCSW is an annual celebration to honor women religious through a series of events that instruct, enlighten and bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women. Please see the NCSW heading in the Bullet...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Almsgiving - is it just for Lent?

Almsgiving - is it just for Lent? During Lent, we are asked to participate in the Lenten actions of fasting, almsgiving, prayer, conversion, confession, etc.  But, do we do this only during Lent?     I work at All Saints Parish in Evansville; and if you have ever been there, you have probably met some of our ne...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Resurrection students answer a challenge

Resurrection students answer a challenge Back in October, students at Evansville’s Resurrection School listened to guest speaker Matt Hart talk about bullying. Hart challenged the students to go out and do good to others.  That challenge sparked a group of third-graders, who created a campaign they called “Happiness...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017

St. Matthew dinner and auction is March 11

St. Matthew Parish in Mount Vernon will hold its 17th annual dinner and auction to benefit St. Matthew School on March 11 at the Posey County 4H Center, 111 Harmony Township Rd, New Harmony, IN 47631. The annual event is themed, and this year’s theme calls for the dinner and auction to be a &...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017