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Which communion do you choose?

Which communion do you choose? We’re all fans of something, aren't we? Some team, sport or season of competition. As humans, we crave communion. Many of us, however, are choosing the communion of sports over the communion of saints. At our core, we seek commonality when we come together. We long for camaraderie and communi...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thank mom every day

Thank mom every day Happy Mother’s Day! Yeah, yeah – I know what you’re all thinking – Mother’s Day was last Sunday. But doesn’t it seem more appropriate to ensure our mothers know daily just how much they mean to us? I mean, how do you thank someone who carried you in her womb for...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Struggle with the Rosary? You're not alone

Struggle with the Rosary? You're not alone      There are many reasons cited for not saying the Rosary: It takes too much time; it feels like mindless repetition; the mysteries are difficult to remember; it centers on Mary, not God; my mind wanders, therefore I wonder if my prayers are effective.      Soun...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Your diet isn't just about what you eat

Your diet isn't just about what you eat   Summer is right around the corner – whoa – somehow it snuck up on me. While my seasonal allergies would rejoice with a little less pollen, I live for this time of year. The days continue to get longer, the smell of fresh cut grass drifts through the air and the weather is warming up. Wh...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019

The 'witness' of Notre Dame Cathedral remains

The 'witness' of Notre Dame Cathedral remains Editor’s Note – Father Tenbarge provided The Message with the text of his homily from the April 15 Mass for Vocations at St. Boniface Parish’s Sacred Heart Church in Evansville. He spoke just a few hours after the tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. In John 12:1-11 ...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Easter Sunday: Let's not forget what it's truly about

Easter Sunday: Let's not forget what it's truly about With all the excitement Easter Sunday brings – egg hunts, family gatherings with plenty of food for second helpings and seasonal candy often found in those Easter eggs – it’s sometimes easy for us to get consumed in the festivities. While it’s all fun and makes for good memo...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

St. Peter offers lessons for everyone

St. Peter offers lessons for everyone I love St. Peter; so human, such a bungler. During the time he spent with Jesus, he reflected what so many of us struggle with - total trust in God. When the fishermen are out in the sea and a storm develops, naturally, they are frightened. Peter spots Jesus walking toward their boat and impulsivel...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Food for thought

Food for thought Much of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s identity is rooted in its mission to feed the poor. In our line of work, we see hunger take many forms. For 42 million Americans, hunger takes the form of “food insecurity.” The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) define...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Art of Medicine

She was in her early 30s. Six weeks previously, she had delivered a healthy baby. The Chief of Medicine and I were making rounds (seeing patients assigned to the teaching service of the hospital) when he said to me, “Let’s go see this lady.” I was in my third and final year of int...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Parent Like a Champion

© 2019 NCEA PARENT NEWS – Reprinted with permission Sports provide countless physical, mental and social benefits for our children – from creating healthy physical habits to promoting peer interaction and teamwork. In the Catholic school setting, they can also provide a vehicle for...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019