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Sisters of Providence select Diocese of Evansville natives among new officers

Sisters of Providence select Diocese of Evansville natives among new officers Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, a native of Chicago, has been elected as general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Elected to the Congregation’s General Council were Evansville native Sister Lisa Stallings, vicar, Sister Jeanette Hagelskamp, Jasper native Sis...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

'We are called to be the soul of this nation'

'We are called to be the soul of this nation' Father Alex Zenthoefer, pastor of Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Evansville, challenged those who attended the July 4 cluster Mass at Holy Spirit Church to live a witness of their faith for the good of our country. “We are called to be the soul of this nation, which would otherwise get lo...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Homily from the July 4 cluster Mass

Homily from the July 4 cluster Mass Editor’s note: This is the complete text of Father Alex Zenthoefer’s homily for the July 4 cluster Mass celebrated by Annunciation of the Lord and Holy Rosary parishes in Evansville. Annunciation’s Holy spirit Church hosted the Mass. The people who walked in darkness have seen a...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Bishop publishes pastoral letter, diocesan pastoral plan

Bishop publishes pastoral letter, diocesan pastoral plan Bishop Charles C. Thompson has published “Call to Missionary Discipleship and Conversion,” a pastoral letter that focuses on our Catholic identity and mission in Southwest Indiana. The letter also includes a comprehensive pastoral plan for the diocese. The letter and plan are provided w...
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Friday, July 01, 2016

Call to Missionary Discipleship and Conversion

Call to Missionary Discipleship and Conversion Please use this link to download the full text of Bishop Charles C. Thompson's pastoral letter, "Called to Missionary Discipleship and Conversion." The document includes the Diocesan Pastoral Plan....
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

'The Innocents'

'The Innocents' "The Innocents" is a truly religious film. Religious films focus on God, not the trappings of God or His human mouthpieces. “The Innocents” is about nuns - and we can never have too many films about nuns! It is set in a convent in Poland in 1945 (at the end of World War II) where horro...
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fortnight for Religious Freedom Mass

Fortnight for Religious Freedom Mass As we embark on this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, the 5th of its kind, I am reminded of Pope Francis’ “Address to a Joint Meeting of Congress,” in our nation’s capital, on 24 September 2015.  Practically all eyes and ears of our country were on this particular...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Misa para la Fortnight for Religious Freedom

Misa para la Fortnight for Religious Freedom Al embarcarnos en la Quincena por la Libertad (Fortnight for Freedom) de este año, el 5to de este tipo, me acuerdo del “Discurso ante el Pleno del Congreso” por el Papa Francisco en la capital de nuestro país el 24 de Septiembre de 2015. Prácticamente todos...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Answering God's call

Answering God's call Furaha ya mtoto aijua mzazi.  It's the parent who knows the child's joy.If there is one common bond Father Ambrose Wanyonyi and Father Tyler Tenbarge share, it’s the blessings of families that nurture and support the call to the priesthood.  Born 8,000 miles apart, their stories sta...
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Friday, June 17, 2016

'Me Before You' must be considered pro-euthanasia

'Me Before You' must be considered pro-euthanasia The British film maintains the light air of a romantic comedy throughout, overlaid with tear-jerking moments and the sweetest violins. "Me Before You" more or less accepts assisted suicide as a valid option and a part of life (irony intended). Suicide, in fact, is sexy and sweet. As sexy as a gorge...
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Friday, June 17, 2016