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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

Standing up to 'weisure'

Standing up to 'weisure' An essay in The New Yorker on workload today referenced renowned economist John Maynard Keynes, who, in the 1930s, projected the forthcoming of a three-hour workday due to the rise in living standards and incomes. In 1964, observing unprecedented conveniences in the office, home and on the road, Li...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Visiting a 'Saintly' relative

Visiting a 'Saintly' relative When she arrived at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., Delphine LeBrun could hardly contain her excitement. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, is an ancestor of Delphine’s – whose father’s paternal grandmother was the great...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

New School Year Brings Emphasis on being 'Called to Serve'

New School Year Brings Emphasis on being 'Called to Serve' August is an exciting time for families, especially those who have children enrolled in pre-school and kindergarten. For many of these students, this will be their first time in Catholic schools – Welcome! For our seniors, the Class of 2018, this will be your final year in high school, and I...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

FOCUS-ing on God's Call

FOCUS-ing on God's Call One of the Diocese of Evansville’s young disciples recently accepted God’s call to serve as a missionary. Branson Schroeder, a lifelong member of Resurrection Parish in Evansville and a 2013 graduate of Mater Dei High School, will be a campus missionary at Indiana University this fall w...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Monastery of St. Clare home to many relics

Monastery of St. Clare home to many relics As a final installment in The Message’s special series on relics in the Diocese of Evansville, this article explores the immense collection of relics housed at the Monastery of St. Clare on Evansville’s west side.    Founded in 1884, the Monastery of St. Clare is the third mon...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Raffle puts fun in Haitian Fundraiser

Raffle puts fun in Haitian Fundraiser When is a road not a road?  When it is in Haiti.  A road that is more like a gully, while standard for Haitian thoroughfares, is not good for any vehicle.  Trucks and SUVs wear out under the strain, as do many Haitians – where life expectancy is less than 64 years. Flooding, la...
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Thursday, August 03, 2017