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It's the small things

It's the small things Mother Teresa tells the story of an elderly Aborigine man who was in dire straits. Totally ignored by everyone, he lived in a dirty, disorderly house when she first met him. She offered to clean his house and wash his clothes, but his reply was, “I am okay like this. Let it be.” However...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Let's not rush to judgment

Let's not rush to judgment We’re all guilty of it from time to time – jumping to conclusions. No matter the situation, big or small, sometimes we can’t help but rush to judgment; and typically we think we are right and the other party is wrong. But is it really that black and white? There have been times wh...
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Meet the Director of Stewardship

Meet the Director of Stewardship Greetings to you, the People of God in the Diocese of Evansville! My name is Matt Potter, and I am the new Director of Stewardship for the Diocese of Evansville. I am quite pleased to be here and grateful to Bishop Siegel for his confidence in me. I come to you from the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming...
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Staying in touch with old friends

Staying in touch with old friends Last week, I met an old friend after work for dinner. When I say old friend, I mean someone I’ve known since I was young, around junior high age. We hadn’t seen one another in quite some time, and it was so good for my soul to catch up with her. An old friend is a wonderful friend to ha...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Walking an uncertain path

Walking an uncertain path      A month before Mother’s Day our oldest son Jimmy invited me on a backpacking weekend at Red River Gorge with him, his oldest four children and a few friends. He reminded me of my previous statement about wanting to do some hiking with his family. Since the idea sounded int...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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