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Anxiety and Standardized Testing

The pressure children feel from standardized testing can cause feelings of stress and anxiety.  While low levels of anxiety can motivate students to study and perform well, severe anxiety can make it difficult for students to go about their daily activities.   Some students experience phy...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bill to enhance access to food assistance heads to Governor's desk

Bill to enhance access to food assistance heads to Governor's desk     INDIANAPOLIS—“We do a very good job balancing budgets and doing the work of government, but we also have to do a better job of offering a hand-up rather than a hand-out,” said Sen. James Merritt, R-Indianapolis, author of two proposals that would enhance food as...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elect, Candidates enter Full Communion with the Church

Elect, Candidates enter Full Communion with the Church Elect and candidates received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion on Holy Saturday in parishes across the Diocese of Evansville. The Message thanks the Diocesan Office of Catechesis and the Diocesan Office of Worship for providing this list.   East Deanery Christ the Kin...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Preparing to renew our Baptismal promises

Preparing to renew our Baptismal promises Lent is the time we prepare ourselves to renew our Baptismal Promises – promises that are at the heart of our relationship with our God; with Jesus andwith his Church. Preparation and renew are words that sound like work, and they are. But we have been praying, fasting and almsgiving. This he...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times

Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times Editor’s note – Following is a pastoral reflection from the Administrative Committee of theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops.The committee issued the reflection in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or fear in their n...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A day in the life: ICC director offers inside look at helping shape public policy for common good

A day in the life: ICC director offers inside look at helping shape public policy for common good For 3-4 months at the beginning of each year, the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis buzzes with activity. In the thick of all the flurry for the last 50 years has been a person who sees to it that the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Indiana is expressed. That person is the e...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

St. Meinrad

St. Meinrad Editor’s note – Lifelong Vincennes resident Bernie Niehaus is an alumnus of St. Meinrad Seminary and Chairman of the Board of the Niehaus Companies. He has published a collection of columns he wrote for the Niehaus Companies newsletter over the years, and many of them relate to his Cath...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Healing the loss of a loved one

Healing the loss of a loved one I lost my mother unexpectedly last November, after having lost my father after a long illness eight years earlier. My siblings and I suddenly found ourselves “orphans” as we marked our first Thanksgiving and Christmas without either of our parents. Now we are anticipating our first Moth...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Strengthening the local mission of St. Mary's, as part of a statewide system

Since our founding, St. Mary’s has been singularly focused on providing local patients with the high-quality, compassionate and personalized healthcare they deserve. We’ve delivered on that mission through dedicated associates, physicians, providers and volunteers who are committed to d...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The 3 pillars of Lent are better for you than you know

  Lent has come to an end.  If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing plenty about those three famous Lenten pillars—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. You’ve likely heard a homily, maybe read an article or two, and possibly even gone to Scripture to see what Chris...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017