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Why Choose Catholic Schools

Among the reasons why parents choose Catholic schools for their children is “strong moral values.” This statement is backed by a report by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. Another study by the University of Pennsylvania reveals “success i...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

St. Clement unveils mural by local artist

St. Clement unveils mural by local artist St. Clement Parish in Boonville unveiled a priceless addition to its religious education wing on Sept. 10 - a mural painted by Oakdale Elementary art teacher Elyse Rumble.  Rumble, a parishioner of St. John the Baptist parish in Newburgh, was approached a year ago by Katie Vollmer, religious e...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Family provides a witness to committed love

Family provides a witness to committed love     For 52 years the descendants of Oliver William and Clara Rose (Peter) Hagedorn have traveled the roller coaster hills of Perry County, Ind., on Sunday of Labor Day weekend to celebrate a day of food, fun, and family. The reunion, which has evolved over the years, is a staple on t...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

St. Vincent and Catholic Charities to host Gift Card Drive for hurricane victims

St. Vincent and Catholic Charities to host Gift Card Drive for hurricane victims St. Vincent and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Evansville have announced that they are partnering to host a Gift Card Drive to support victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Community residents may contribute gift cards (as listed below) at the St. Vincent Medical Center parking lot (drive-th...
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Indiana Catholic Bishops' Statement on the Rescission of DACA Executive Order

Indiana Catholic Bishops' Statement on the Rescission of DACA Executive Order The Catholic Bishops of Indiana support all DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) youthand call upon Congress to act responsibly to provide protection and legal status for these young personswho are contributing to the strength and prosperity of our nation. The decision to end DACA onlybrin...
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Friday, September 08, 2017

Encountering Christ

Encountering Christ ‘Christ has no body on this earth but yours No hands but yours No feet but yours Yours are the eyes with which he looks on the world with compassion Yours the feet with which he walks doing good Yours the hands he now has to bless us.” – St. Theresa of Avila   We’ve al...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Raise our voice

Raise our voice The events in Charlottesville, Va., gave me many reasons for pause. The hatred spewed by people in white hoods with flaming torches jumped from the safety of books, movies or some isolated places to permeate the news in my home and puncture my perception that such sentiments are only on the fringe....
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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Faith calls us to love, not hate

Faith calls us to love, not hate Editor’s note – Following is the complete text of the statement rejecting racism, bigotry and hatred, with the list of area faith-community members who signed it. They are listed in the order they appear on the statement. As religious leaders we want to clearly state that our various fa...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Breakfast at WIKY

Breakfast at WIKY WIKY Radio Morning Show hosts Dennis Jon Bailey and Diane Douglas welcome Sharon Burns, Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities, to the station’s studios on Evansville’s west side during their Aug. 25 broadcast. The team invites representatives of local organizations to prepare and deli...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Preparing for the college years:

Ecclesiastes tells us “there is a time for everything under the sun.” As parents, acceptance of “letting go” is essential to development in our families. Growing comfortable with the idea of transition, there is a frequent action of passing the torch from our hands to the ha...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017