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Catholic Schools join National School Choice Week, celebrate educational options

They’re your tax dollars too, so it’s important Indiana families understand they have a choice when it comes to where they want their child to receive an education, according to Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Daryl Hagan. National School Choice Week is Jan. 20-26. Founded in 2011,...
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Around the Diocese for Jan. 18

Around the Diocese for Jan. 18 Happy Birthday! Father Joseph Kane, retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, celebrates his birthday on Jan. 23. Deacon Albert Frabutt of St. Mary Parish in Sullivan and St. Joan of Arc Parish in Jasonville celebrates his birthday on Jan. 24. Happy Anniversary! Father Sudhakar Bhastati, associa...
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Senate bill would place limits on predatory lending

Senate bill would place limits on predatory lending For someone in desperate financial straits, the colorful signs and billboards entice and offer hope: Need cash now? Loans in minutes. No credit check. The storefront operations that promise relief from money woes are often located in the most impoverished neighborhoods. And opponents of the payday-...
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bishop Siegel blesses Catholics for Habitat's 2018 home

Bishop Siegel blesses Catholics for Habitat's 2018 home On a brisk, late-December afternoon, Donna F. closed her eyes and bowed her head as Bishop Joseph M. Siegel blessed her family’s new home. Bishop Siegel prayed for Christ to enter the home and bless it with his presence. The bishop prayed for Christ to always be among Donna and her family, as...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Sternberg begins tenure as Reitz Memorial High School principal

Sternberg begins tenure as Reitz Memorial High School principal It wasn’t the norm for education, Sally Sternberg admitted, but she said the experience was incredible. Sternberg officially took over as Reitz Memorial High School’s principal on Jan. 1. But she had been in the school for months before that learning from now-retired Principal Dr. Marie...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Marie Williams reflects on her time as principal of Reitz Memorial

Marie Williams reflects on her time as principal of Reitz Memorial The end of December was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for Dr. Marie Williams, which left her with mixed emotions. After a nearly 44-year career in Catholic education, Williams bid farewell to Reitz Memorial High School and retired as principal. “There’s excitement about the future, but th...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Retired Reitz Memorial principal Marie Williams surprised on last day.

Retired Reitz Memorial principal Marie Williams surprised on last day. Dr. Marie Williams modestly sat on the auditorium stage after Mass on Dec. 20, 2018, as Reitz Memorial High School President John K. Browning thanked her for her service as principal and congratulated her on retirement. Williams had no clue her son, Kyle Brandle, was backstage. When Browning said h...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Holy Rosary recognizes Respect Life Art Contest winners

Holy Rosary recognizes Respect Life Art Contest winners The Holy Rosary Parish community recognized and honored the winners of the Second Annual 2018 Respect Life Art Contest following the 9 a.m. Mass on Jan. 6. The parish Respect Life Committee organized the event, and Holy Rosary School art teacher Michelle Weisman helped the young artists prepare the...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

'9 Days for Life' begins on Jan. 14

On Jan. 14, thousands of Catholics across the country will join in prayer for “9 Days for Life.” The prayer campaign, sponsored by the Committee on Pro Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, leads up to the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of U...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Catholic voice remains constant at the Indiana Statehouse

Catholic voice remains constant at the Indiana Statehouse There are some new voices at the Indiana Statehouse following the 2018 midterm elections, but one remains constant – that of the Catholic Church. As lawmakers reconvened in Indianapolis on Jan. 3 to open the 2019 Indiana General Assembly, so did the Indiana Catholic Conference (ICC), which fo...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019