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Healthcare of the Undocumented Immigrant

“You must count him [a stranger] as one of your own countrymen and love him as yourself – for you were once strangers yourselves in Egypt.’  This quotation from Leviticus (19:34) suggests that the problems of immigration have been with us a very long time.  The immigrant...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Faith … our greatest legacy

    While sitting at Mass on Thanksgiving Day with my mother, I looked around that beautiful, spacious church in Zionsville and estimated less than 100 people in attendance. I realize that there were many reasons for not coming (my own family was on the road at the time). What struck...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fostering teens' independence and responsibility

Being a parent can often be described as the greatest joy of one's life.  It is amazing that an experience that is often described so fondly is also characterized by most parents as the greatest challenge they have faced.  A wide set of emotions can be experienced on this journey, particu...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Book on diocesan historical tour available

Dr. Jim Schroeder, a frequent contributor to The Message, emailed recently with great news.   “Hello Everyone, I am emailing you with exciting news,” he wrote.  "The book about our historical tour, entitled ‘The Evansville Diocese Historical Tour: Footprints of Our...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018

St. Louis group honors Sister Judy Bell as an ageless, remarkable St. Louisan

St. Louis group honors Sister Judy Bell as an ageless, remarkable St. Louisan  St. Louis-based St. Andrew’s Resources for Senior System has honored Franciscan Sister Mary Judith A. Bell, formerly of Jasper, as one of 22 “Ageless, Remarkable St. Louisans.” Sister Judy joined other honorees for the 15th annual Ageless, Remarkable St. Louisans gala on Oct...
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Welcome Bishop Siegel

Welcome Bishop Siegel Please visit the Installation Page of Bishop Siegel to view video and photos of his installation, held December 15, 2017 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. Click here to visit the page!...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Father Etienne reflects on his time as Diocesan Administrator

Father Etienne reflects on his time as Diocesan Administrator For the past five months, the spiritual and practical needs of carrying out the mission of the Church and ministering to the people of the Diocese of Evansville has been in the capable hands of Father Bernie Etienne.   Following the July 28 ordination of Archbishop Charles C. Thompson Thompso...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Mother of the Redeemer Radio enters second year

Mother of the Redeemer Radio enters second year Evansville’s Mother of the Redeemer Radio recently entered its second year of providing quality Catholic radio to over-the-air listeners in greater Evansville – and to others across the world via internet streaming. The nonprofit operates WIAH 103.5 FM using a low-power broadcasting lic...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Called by name

Called by name “For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring and My blessing on your descendants.” –Isaiah 44:3 The daily Mass readings before the Advent Season are somewhat somber as we head into this season of hope and...
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bishop-designate Siegel creates Coat of Arms

Bishop-designate Siegel creates Coat of Arms Diocese of Evansville Bishop-designate Joseph M. Siegel has provided The Message with his Coat of Arms. The Coat of Arms The bishop’s Coat of Arms is composed of a shield, which is the central and most important part of the design; a scroll with the bishop’s episcopal motto; and the ext...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017