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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

Spirituality is the heart of the St. Vincent de Paul Society

Spirituality is the heart of the St. Vincent de Paul Society St. Vincent spoke eloquently of the fire that he hoped would burn in the hearts of missionaries. He envisioned it as a flame, an all-encompassing zeal that would drive the members of his congregation toward those in need. His dream was that this flame would energize not just those engaged in foreig...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

St. Benedict Cathedral Parish hosting Jan 22 Mass for Life

St. Benedict Cathedral Parish hosting Jan 22 Mass for Life St. Benedict Cathedral Parish in Evansville will celebrate a Mass for Greater Respect for Human Life at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the cathedral. All are welcome.  ...
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Examining faith through Luke 8:18

Examining faith through Luke 8:18      Luke 8:18 intrigues me. In it, Jesus says, “Take care, then, how you hear. To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to have will be taken away.” I find it interesting that Jesus did not specifically tell us what it is th...
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Decree promulgating the revised Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Decree promulgating the revised Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People DECREE On 14 June 2018, the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was revised and approved by the full body of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at its Plenary Assembly.  Therefore, I hereby promulgate the revised Charter for the Protection of Children and Youn...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018