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The Church teaches; science reveals; society says

The Church teaches; science reveals; society says Editor’s Note: This is the first of a regular series of columns that will appear in The Message. Columns are provided by the Southwest Indiana Guild of the Catholic medical Association. Most of us find that in our daily lives, in whatever roles we take, our beliefs are challenged in different...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sister/poet gives voice to women from throughout the Bible

Sister/poet gives voice to women from throughout the Bible On the home page of the Corpus Christi, Texas, congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, visitors find these words from the order’s Foundress, Sister Jeanne Chezard de Matel: “Since the Incarnate Word chooses various paths which are always merciful and tru...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mercy: a continuous offering of sacrificial love

Mercy: a continuous offering of sacrificial love "Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful" (Luke 6:36). This command of Jesus doesn't sound difficult – until we truly consider how deep and limitless is our Father's mercy. To be merciful as our Father is merciful is to live mercy in a continuous offering of sacrificial love. Our Heaven...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Go Ms. G!

Go Ms. G! St. Benedict Cathedral School teacher Maria Gramelspacher thanks students, faculty and staff for the surprise send-off they arranged for her on Sept. 30 at the Evansville school. Gramelspacher left on Oct. 1 for Kona, Hawaii, where she will compete on Oct. 8 in the Ironman World Championship. The t...
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Thursday, October 06, 2016

The Culture of Life begins in our hearts and our hands

The Culture of Life begins in our hearts and our hands Each October we observe Respect Life Month in dioceses across the United States. Although ending abortion remains a priority of the utmost importance, threats to the disabled and those at the end of life also deserve our attention. The June 2016 legalization of medically-assisted suicide in Canada...
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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Pope names successors to retiring Alaska archbishop, Arlington bishop

Pope names successors to retiring Alaska archbishop, Arlington bishop WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Roger L. Schwietz of Anchorage, Alaska, and appointed Bishop Paul D. Etienne of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to be his successor.    Pope Francis also accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington, Vi...
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Moved by Mercy

Moved by Mercy September 2016 Dear Friends in Christ:     The theme for the 2016-17 Respect Life Program, situated within the Jubilee Year of Mercy, is Moved by Mercy.  As in previous years, materials have been provided to each parish throughout the diocese to be used by parishes, schools and...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Family Dinners: One Meal at a time

Family Dinners:  One Meal at a time The beginning of the new school years marks the opportunity to set new goals for your family. As a counselor, I have often encouraged parents to assess the needs of each young person in the family, and help create environments and experiences that will help that child grow throughout that year. I&#...
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Archbishop Kurtz encourages NCCW members to show, welcome mercy

Archbishop Kurtz encourages NCCW members to show, welcome mercy INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – St. Teresa of Kolkata's life of mercy serves as an example of responding to people in need anywhere at any time, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told the Sept. 10 closing Mass of the annual convention of the National Council of Catholic Women. ...
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

St. Teresa of Calcutta: Mercy in Action

St. Teresa of Calcutta: Mercy in Action This Sunday (Sept. 18) is Catechetical Sunday. This is a day to acknowledge and appreciate all those who commit themselves to being catechists in our parishes.   Catechists can be found in many places  … in children’s parish faith formation programs, in Catholic schools,...
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Thursday, September 15, 2016