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  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

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Winners 2017

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our special Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Giveaway! We drew 54 random subscribers; each is receiving two general-admission passes to the Spencer County parks as we join the folks at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari to say thanks to our...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Bishops announce June 14 Mass for Healing and Reconciliation

Bishops announce June 14 Mass for Healing and Reconciliation The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced a June 14 Mass for Healing and Reconciliation, which will be celebrated during the USCCB’s spring meeting in Indianapolis. The Mass will commemorate the 15th anniversary of adoption of the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Y...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017

God is interconnectedness

God is interconnectedness I am a person who sees interconnectedness.  I feel God the Father and cooperate with the movement of the Holy Spirit.  In our experiences, people show us the face of Christ.  I see God active in my encounters in hospitals, jails, prisons, elder-care facilities, schools, parishes, ove...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Looking back on the past seven years

Looking back on the past seven years It’s been almost seven years since the notion of becoming a priest established itself firmly in my heart. The idea had occurred to me every once in a while before, but I had never given it the consideration it was due. Six years ago, I entered seminary.  I had some significant concerns a...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Adidas honors local women for Mother's Day

Adidas honors local women for Mother's Day Mother and daughter team Kay and Gracie Lachowecki, members of Holy Rosary Catholic Parish in Evansville, received some very special attention from Adidas Women and Nice Kicks, a website designed to promote the latest in high-fashion sneakers. In honor of Mother’s Day, the two companies partn...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Family Traditions

    With Memorial Day right around the corner, it is nice to look forward to time with family and friends and to participate in ongoing family traditions. A family tradition is something that is recreated year after year.  Each holiday is special in its own way and can be celebr...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A look at the history of Our Lady of Fatima

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to the three children at Fatima, Portugal, where the Blessed Mother appeared once each month from May 13 until Oct. 13, 1917.  On the continent of Europe World War I was raging.  This war would cost Europe an entire...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 Summer Social List

2017 Summer Social List The Message invited parishes in the Diocese of Evansville to submit information about summer socials in 2017. Responses are published here, or available in pdf form to download by clicking here.  MAY May 27, Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Vincennes, “Des Fraises” Strawberry...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017