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Annual Collection Supports Eldercare Needs of Religious Communities

The annual special collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be held Dec. 10-11 in parishes across the Diocese of Evansville. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office, the parish-based appeal benefits nearly 33,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious-order pri...
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Dale native Florence Henderson dies at 82

Dale native Florence Henderson dies at 82 Here’s the story of a lovely lady. By all accounts, Florence Agnes Henderson was indeed a kind and generous woman who found fame like no other Dale native ever did – unless you count Abraham Lincoln; but he was really a Kentucky native who lived near Little Pigeon Creek before there was...
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Advent: Longing, anticipating, hoping

Advent: Longing, anticipating, hoping Advent is longing for; it is anticipation for; it is hope. The Catholic Church has celebrated the Liturgies of Advent for centuries, even back to the 5-6th centuries, although with some variations.  This is a special time when we are anticipating the actual coming of Christ as a human person....
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Family walks journey of discernment with oldest daughter/sister

Family walks journey of discernment with oldest daughter/sister So, what do you do as parents and family when one of your children seeks to answer the call from God, to follow a vocation in the Religious Life – or any vocation for that matter?  That is a question that we hope most if not all Catholics have at least thought about even if they haven...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The case against physician-assisted suicide

The case against physician-assisted suicide Physician-assisted suicide serves no purpose in medicine or in society. Recently, I met a lady who told me about her father, a man who was a high ranking officer in the U.S. Air Force and later head of a regional airline company.  He was used to being in charge and doing for himself.  Tha...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Catholic Schools: Communities of Academic Excellence

We all want what’s best for our children. Twenty-first century parents are savvy consumers, and they want more for their children. Comparatively, Catholic schools provide academic rigor and better educational outcomes by developing the whole child – mentally, physically and spiritually....
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Jubilee of Mercy has been profound

  The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, as proclaimed by Pope Benedict in his papal bull of indiction “Misericordiae Vultus (“The Face of Mercy”), has been a profoundly reflective period for Catholics.  Over the past year, we have been challenged to embrace our faith and a...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nel Thompson takes pride in ICC's work to aid the poor, vulnerable

Nel Thompson takes pride in ICC's work to aid the poor, vulnerable Nel Thompson’s face lights up when she tells the story about her parents. “They were up in years, and it was a day where it was 30 below with the wind chill. And there was snow,” she recalls about her mom and dad, Katie and Ed Lamperski. “We called them up to check on them....
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

'I decided to start discerning God's plan'

'I decided to start discerning God's plan' My junior year of high school was a rough year. Not only did I struggle to keep my grades up academically, but my dad asked me questions about my post-high school plans that I couldn’t answer. I didn’t know what I wanted to study, let alone if I was going to get married, become a Nun or...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Speaking out for five decades

Since 1966, the Indiana Catholic Conference (ICC) has made the voice of the Church heard on a variety of important issues facing society. Following are some examples provided by Glenn Tebbe, who serves as the fifth and current executive director of the ICC:   Abortion. Since the 1973 Roe v....
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Thursday, November 10, 2016