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Are we trying hard enough?

The world seems a little crazy right now. Maybe we should try a little harder.   Dr. James Schroeder’s article in the Oct 14 issue of The Message reminds us that what the Ten Commandments teach us is not always how we live. Moral desensitization numbs us over time until wrong seems right...
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Thursday, November 03, 2016

National Vocations Week set for Nov. 6-12

Normally, when I talk about Vocations I include all vocations – i.e. calls to married life, single life, the priesthood and consecrated life. In this feature, however, I would like to tell you about how the Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week,...
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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Building good study habits

Now that the first quarter of school is completed and Fall break is over, many parents review grades to look for ways to improve or enhance routines. This is the perfect time to evaluate what your children’s strengths are, and to build on them to help students be as successful as they can in...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The bed of the sea

Editor’s  note – Haubstadt native Father Hilary Meny, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, died on Oct. 7 at age 101. After serving 50 years in pastoral ministry to the archdiocese – he was ordained to the priesthood four years before Pope Pius XII founded the D...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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