Southwestern Indiana's Catholic Community Newspaper
« BACK

Prayers for those at the mall

Prayers for those at the mall The coffee is hot, the curtains are open, and the flicker of the candle is the only illumination in the room.  This is how I begin most of my mornings: in silence.  Waiting to hear from God – waiting to begin my work.  My prayer, my work, during this time of Advent typically ha...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Haiti parish suffers major flash-flood damage

Haiti parish suffers major flash-flood damage Days after returning from a mission trip to their “twinned parish,” members of the Haiti Outreach Ministry at St. Joseph Parish in Vanderburgh County learned that their St. Jacques Parish in Plaine de Nord, Haiti, suffered nearly catastrophic damage from flash flooding.   Ministry...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 15, 2016

El amor convincente de Dios

El amor convincente de Dios Varios de los profetas y siervos de Dios en la Biblia son renuentes en su llamado a servir a Dios y a su pueblo. De hecho, Moisés protesta unas cinco veces al querer huir del llamado de Dios. Existe siempre una lucha constante entre ‘lo que quiere Dios’ y ‘lo que yo quiero...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 08, 2016

God's convincing love

God's convincing love Many of God’s prophets and servants in the Bible are reluctant about their call to serve God and His people. In fact, Moses protests about five times as he tries to walk away from God’s call. There’s always a constant struggle between ‘what God wants’ and ‘what I...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 08, 2016

Waiting for the 'real Jesus,' Emmanuel

Waiting for the 'real Jesus,' Emmanuel I present this “conversation” as one of John the Baptist’s disciples on mission to confirm Jesus’ real identity for John and for them. Disciple: “Jesus, your imprisoned cousin, John, sends us to you with his urgent question: “Are you the one who is to come, or sh...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 08, 2016

HEROES promote healthy living

HEROES promote healthy living Third-grade students at Saint Benedict Cathedral school in Evansville are channeling their inner heroes while learning to make good choices.     Working alongside their teachers and Master Gardener community volunteers, the students are caring for two garden towers to plant organic foods...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 08, 2016

Benedictine Prioress reflects on Florence Henderson

Benedictine Sister Barbara Lynn Schmitz, prioress of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, provided the following comments on Florence Henderson to The Message: “Florence and her husband John were good friends of the Sisters of St. Benedict.  Stories of her childhood, growing up...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 01, 2016

The difference is often the resources

The difference is often the resources People who live in poverty generally don’t lack intelligence. In fact, as Shelia Gilbert, the first woman president of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul told attendees of the Nov. 29 Diocese of Evansville Poverty Summit,  in order to survive in poverty one has to be pretty smart. &...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 01, 2016

O Jesus, living in Mary, come and live in our hearts!

Advent has always been a special time in life for all of us, especially from our earliest memories. The expectation shines bright in our eyes, like the lights glowing in the stores or on the lit Christmas trees on the streets of our cities. As children we never knew what presents, few for sure, wou...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 01, 2016

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...
Read full story »
Thursday, December 01, 2016