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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

Benedictine Father Barnabas Gillespie passes away

Benedictine Father Barnabas Gillespie passes away Benedictine Father Barnabas Gillespie, 70, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and former associate pastor of St. Benedict Cathedral Parish in Evansville, died on July 28 at the monastery. He was a jubilarian of profession and priesthood. Father Gillespie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on A...
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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Opening Days of Classes for Diocese of Evansville Catholic Schools

Opening Days of Classes for Diocese of Evansville Catholic Schools Aug. 3 Holy Redeemer, Evansville Washington Catholic Elementary Washington Catholic Middle & High School Aug. 8 Annunciation Catholic School, Christ the King Campus, Evansville Annunciation Catholic School, Holy Spirit Campus, Evansville Corpus Christi, Evansville Good Shepherd, Evansville Holy...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Images of Mary? Attend daughter's wedding?

Images of Mary? Attend daughter's wedding? Q. I am wondering how the common representation of Mary in art form came to be. Whether in Nativity scenes, statues or paintings, she is usually shown as being Caucasian (or at least European), with a pale complexion and hair that is almost blond. Shouldn't she be depicted instead as dark-skinned,...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Encountering Christ in Scripture

Encountering Christ in Scripture “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John 1:1). This familiar scripture quote reminds us that scripture expresses God’s unending desire to be in communication with us.  If we want to know God and desire a deep intimate relationship,...
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Looking closer at Natural Family Planning

I receive a variety of responses when I encourage my patients to use Natural Family Planning.   “Sure, I know about Natural Family Planning. That’s the rhythm method.”  (No, it’s not.)  “I heard that doesn’t work.”  (Actually, when...
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Blessed are we

    My husband and I recently spent a delightful evening entertaining five Daughters of Charity. As we ate, I inquired about their hometowns and their life’s journey. What rich and diverse stories we were blessed to hear! My first surprise was that not one of the five had grown...
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Father Ernst discusses his collection of relics

Father Ernst discusses his collection of relics For the next feature in this series about relics in our diocese, Father Tony Ernst, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Haubstadt, Holy Cross Parish in Fort Branch and St. Bernard Parish in Snake Run, shared the stories behind some of the relics in his personal collection.    Father E...
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Special Tribute Section in honor of Archbishop-elect Charles C. Thompson

Special Tribute Section in honor of Archbishop-elect Charles C. Thompson The July 21 issue of The Message includes a special section that serves as a tribute to Archbishop-elect Charles C. Thompson as he prepares for installation, on July 28, as the seventh Archbishop of Indianapolis. In it, you will find a variety of photos, columns, homilies and stories that have appe...
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Relics to revere

Relics to revere The Diocese of Evansville is blessed to be home to many precious relics from a vast array of saints. This article is the first in a series that explores diocesan parishes that care for special collections of relics.    One such parish is St. Mary Parish in Huntingburg. In the church’...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017