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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

Footprints of Our Catholic Brethren

Footprints of Our Catholic Brethren St. Simon Church, Washington, Indiana I was surrounded. Two days after the largest Right-to-Life banquet in the nation, I was surrounded; and I could not help but smile. Sitting in the pews at Our Lady of Hope in Washington, Indiana, I was inspired by the sounds and invigorated by what I saw. As th...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Decree regarding alienation of a tract of land at Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Evansville

Decree regarding alienation of a tract of land at Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Evansville On April 17, Bishop Joseph M. Siegel issued a decree regarding the alienation of a tract of land at Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Evansville. Please use this link to download the decree as a PDF: http://bit.ly/2VMOOIU...
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Will you be happy with your obituary?

Will you be happy with your obituary? If you unexpectedly had the chance to peek at your obituary, would you read it? Think about it: Your time on earth is done. Here’s the lasting impression you left on others. What do you anticipate your family and loved ones will write about you? If you’re honest with yourself, are you p...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Learning to appreciate what I already have

Learning to appreciate what I already have Sometimes in life I get restless and my mind starts to wander. I see life updates posted on social media and I’m ashamed to admit it, but sometimes it makes me want what I don’t have. Oh wow, that’s a really nice car. I wish mine was newer. That girl is so fit. I wish I looked lik...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019