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Standing up to 'weisure'

Standing up to 'weisure' An essay in The New Yorker on workload today referenced renowned economist John Maynard Keynes, who, in the 1930s, projected the forthcoming of a three-hour workday due to the rise in living standards and incomes. In 1964, observing unprecedented conveniences in the office, home and on the road, Li...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Visiting a 'Saintly' relative

Visiting a 'Saintly' relative When she arrived at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., Delphine LeBrun could hardly contain her excitement. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, is an ancestor of Delphine’s – whose father’s paternal grandmother was the great...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

New School Year Brings Emphasis on being 'Called to Serve'

New School Year Brings Emphasis on being 'Called to Serve' August is an exciting time for families, especially those who have children enrolled in pre-school and kindergarten. For many of these students, this will be their first time in Catholic schools – Welcome! For our seniors, the Class of 2018, this will be your final year in high school, and I...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

FOCUS-ing on God's Call

FOCUS-ing on God's Call One of the Diocese of Evansville’s young disciples recently accepted God’s call to serve as a missionary. Branson Schroeder, a lifelong member of Resurrection Parish in Evansville and a 2013 graduate of Mater Dei High School, will be a campus missionary at Indiana University this fall w...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Monastery of St. Clare home to many relics

Monastery of St. Clare home to many relics As a final installment in The Message’s special series on relics in the Diocese of Evansville, this article explores the immense collection of relics housed at the Monastery of St. Clare on Evansville’s west side.    Founded in 1884, the Monastery of St. Clare is the third mon...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Raffle puts fun in Haitian Fundraiser

Raffle puts fun in Haitian Fundraiser When is a road not a road?  When it is in Haiti.  A road that is more like a gully, while standard for Haitian thoroughfares, is not good for any vehicle.  Trucks and SUVs wear out under the strain, as do many Haitians – where life expectancy is less than 64 years. Flooding, la...
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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Benedictine Father Barnabas Gillespie passes away

Benedictine Father Barnabas Gillespie passes away Benedictine Father Barnabas Gillespie, 70, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and former associate pastor of St. Benedict Cathedral Parish in Evansville, died on July 28 at the monastery. He was a jubilarian of profession and priesthood. Father Gillespie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on A...
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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Opening Days of Classes for Diocese of Evansville Catholic Schools

Opening Days of Classes for Diocese of Evansville Catholic Schools Aug. 3 Holy Redeemer, Evansville Washington Catholic Elementary Washington Catholic Middle & High School Aug. 8 Annunciation Catholic School, Christ the King Campus, Evansville Annunciation Catholic School, Holy Spirit Campus, Evansville Corpus Christi, Evansville Good Shepherd, Evansville Holy...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Images of Mary? Attend daughter's wedding?

Images of Mary? Attend daughter's wedding? Q. I am wondering how the common representation of Mary in art form came to be. Whether in Nativity scenes, statues or paintings, she is usually shown as being Caucasian (or at least European), with a pale complexion and hair that is almost blond. Shouldn't she be depicted instead as dark-skinned,...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Encountering Christ in Scripture

Encountering Christ in Scripture “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John 1:1). This familiar scripture quote reminds us that scripture expresses God’s unending desire to be in communication with us.  If we want to know God and desire a deep intimate relationship,...
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Thursday, July 20, 2017