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Thankful for a hug-giving father

Thankful for a hug-giving father My dad is a hugger. He’s always been this way. Chances are the first time you meet him he’ll shake your hand and then pull you in for a hug. It’s who he is, or at least how I’ve always known him to be. I didn’t realize until later in life how special it is to grow up w...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Until we see you again

Until we see you again I don’t know how to say goodbye. I’m not sure where to find the words; and the truth is, I don’t want to say it. How do you tell one of your oldest and best friends goodbye for the last time? It’s crazy to think what started as prayer partners around second grade – bac...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

The healing power of Easter people

The healing power of Easter people      Healthcare organizations routinely gather and analyze information—such as patient satisfaction—to evaluate and improve healthcare services. This year during my Lenten-Easter journey, I decided to review my intentions and progress as I would patient-satisfaction surveys: I would consider...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store serves Christ's needy

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store serves Christ's needy Serving Christ’s needy is the first purpose of all St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores. We embrace the corporal work of mercy “clothing the naked” as a literal commandment and aim to serve those in need.  St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores throughout the United States are associ...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Footprints of Our Catholic Brethren

Footprints of Our Catholic Brethren Holy Trinity Church, Evansville Editor’s note: Holy Trinity Parish was established in 1849. From 1965 to 1999, it served the diocese as the Pro-Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. In April 2015, Holy Trinity Parish merged with Sts. Mary and John Parish. Holy Trinity Church was designated...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Decree - Alienation of the Former Holy Trinity Oratory

Decree - Alienation of the Former Holy Trinity Oratory   DECREE   Alienation of the Former Holy Trinity Oratory, Now Relegated to Profane but Not Sordid Use, and Adjacent Church Property     Due to the continued deterioration of the former Holy Trinity Oratory, now relegated to profane but not sordid use, and a lack of the necessary...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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