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  • Special Tribute Section in honor of Archbishop-elect Charles C. Thompson

    The July 21 issue of The Message includes a special section that serves as a tribute to Archbishop-elect Charles C. Thompson as he prepares for installation, on July 28, as the seventh Archbishop of Indianapolis. In it, you will find a variety of...

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  • Pope tells archbishops not to be 'armchair Catholics,' but apostles

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church's new cardinals and new archbishops must be willing to risk everything, patiently endure evil and bear crosses like Jesus did, Pope Francis said.    "The Lord answers our prayers. He is fait...

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  • Pope Francis names Bishop Charles C. Thompson as Archbishop of Indianapolis

    WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Bishop Charles Thompson, of Evansville, Indiana, as Archbishop of Indianapolis. The appointment was publicized in Washington, June 13, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States....

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  • Altar bread ministry helps people receive Jesus

    The newest ministry at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand – the distribution of altar bread, or communion hosts, to parishes in the Louisville area – is about as appropriate as could be for a religious community. &#...

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  • Father Ernst discusses his collection of relics

    For the next feature in this series about relics in our diocese, Father Tony Ernst, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Haubstadt, Holy Cross Parish in Fort Branch and St. Bernard Parish in Snake Run, shared the stories behind some of the reli...

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  • Relics to revere

    The Diocese of Evansville is blessed to be home to many precious relics from a vast array of saints. This article is the first in a series that explores diocesan parishes that care for special collections of relics.    One such parish is...

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  • You have brought us a lot of good

    Father Phil Kreilein, pastor of Evansville’s Resurrection Parish and Dean of the Diocese of Evansville’s South Deanery, spoke to Most Rev. Charles C. Thompson on behalf of the diocese in the closing moments of the July 6 Mass of Thanks...

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