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Unfried made room for all boys and girls

Unfried made room for all boys and girls Kairon Unfried has had to make a multitude of tough decisions in her life, but choosing to retire may have proven to be the toughest yet.  After 48 years of teaching and leading students and staff at Totten Hall Preschool, Unfried is ready to hang up her dancing shoes.      ...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Faith-based schools matter

From their origins as the progenitors of the American urban education system through the demographic shifts that characterized so much of the latter half of the 20th century, faith-based schools have always mattered a great deal to our K-12 landscape. In many ways, they matter now more than ever. T...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bishops honor Sister of Providence Tracey Horan

Bishops honor Sister of Providence Tracey Horan Sister of Providence Tracey Horan was honored recently by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for her work ministering in social justice. The USCCB recognized her at a June 14 reception during the USCCB spring meeting in Indianapolis. Sister Tracey, a native of Indianapolis and second-...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sister Jackie perseveres for justice

Sister Jackie perseveres for justice Fighting for justice, even when it’s clearly the right thing, can still be a long, lonely road. But Benedictine Sister Jackie Kissel of Evansville, who has been clamoring to right wrongs her entire career, is undeterred by the notion she may not live to see some injustices corrected. She will...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Laborers for the Harvest

Laborers for the Harvest From June 12-14, 58 high school students from across the Diocese of volunteered their time and talents as part of Mission Evansville.     Now in its second year, Mission Evansville is a summer initiative designed by youth ministers and educators across the diocese.  The project aims...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Reactions confirm Archbishop-elect Thompson as 'perfect fit'

Reactions confirm Archbishop-elect Thompson as 'perfect fit' The reaction seems unanimous: Archbishop-elect Charles C. Thompson will be a “perfect fit” as the new spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. From lay persons, priests and staff members of the Diocese of Evansville, Ind., to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, reaction to the...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Homily for Evening of Adoration for Deacons Pratt and Pfister

Homily for Evening of Adoration for Deacons Pratt and Pfister Editor’s note: The night before Bishop Charles C. Thompson ordained Deacons John Pfister and Jerry Pratt Jr., Annunciation Parish in Evansville hosted an evening of Eucharistic Adoration for them at Christ the King Church. The Message is pleased to publish the homily from Annunciation Pastor...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Digital edition of June 16 Message

Digital edition of June 16 Message Download this week's edition of the Message to view coverage of Archbishop-elect Charles C. Thompson and news from around the Diocese of Evansville by clicking here....
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Enjoy the Trip

  When I was a student at Ball State, a professor looked at me after I had chosen my seat de jour and said, “You do realize that your choosing a different seat each class is disconcerting to other students in the room, don’t you?” I can’t say that I had. All I kne...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Dignity of Life: How our Faith Informs our View of Medical Care

Some will say it does not seem fair that a child be born into poverty or to parent(s) unable to adequately provide for the child’s physical or emotional needs.  Others will ask if it is fair to the parents or infant diagnosed in-utero with a congenital defect that he or she be born if kn...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017