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Registration open for 2017 Pilgrimage for Life

Registration open for 2017 Pilgrimage for Life Many youth and adults from across the Diocese of Evansville have already registered for the 2016 Diocesan Pilgrimage for Life, which is scheduled for Jan. 25-29, 2017. As in the past, the trip will promote the advocation of respect for every life from conception to natural death.   While...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith

Parents choose a Catholic-school education so their children can benefit from the faith, values and academic excellence the schools provide. Catholic schools are communities of faith in which students, teachers and families experience the celebration of Christian values through worship, study, cari...
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ascension Leader Mike Schatzlein, MD, Announces Retirement

After a long and distinguished healthcare career marked by innovation, dedication and servant leadership, Mike Schatzlein, M.D., has announced that he will retire from Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit and Catholic health system, on Dec. 31. He will continue to reside in Nashville, T...
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

ICC celebrates 50 years as public policy voice of the Church in Indiana

ICC celebrates 50 years as public policy voice of the Church in Indiana The Second Vatican Council, with its profound and sweeping changes for the Catholic Church, had concluded less than a year before. The social and political upheavals of the 1960s were reshaping American culture. And in the midst of it all, Indiana Catholics stepped forward to be heard. In October o...
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bruté Collection interests Vatican Observatory

Brut̩ Collection interests Vatican Observatory Earlier this year, Christopher M. Graney and his wife Christina traveled to Vincennes from their home in Louisville, Ky., for a special look into the history of our diocese Рand of Catholicism in this part of the world. Graney contacted the diocesan communications office to request a look at...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

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