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Youth Resources names Duncan Youth of the Month for February

Youth Resources names Duncan Youth of the Month for February One week at a time—that’s how Mater Dei High School senior and Youth Resources’ February Youth of the Month Claudia Duncan manages the many athletic events, club meetings and service commitments on her calendar. “You just see her at everything,” said Mater Dei School C...
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Father Lowell Will plans anniversary celebration

Father Lowell Will, a son of St. Joseph Parish in Vanderburgh County who serves as pastor of St. Clement Parish in Boonville, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination on March 4 with a reunion of the Will and Brine families at Noon Central Time, Mass of Thanksgiving at 2 p.m.,...
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Catholic school advantage

Catholic school parents have many reasons for choosing Catholic schools. Many choose Catholic schools because they believe them to be places that provide excellent academics, faith-filled communities and service to others. Catholic school parents know this to be true from their own experiences, but...
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Compassion guides Picciolini's life after hate

Compassion guides Picciolini's life after hate Former white supremacist Christian Picciolini co-founded the organization Life After Hate in 2011. Its mission is to help people leave lives of hate and violence. During a Jan. 22 visit to Evansville, Picciolini talked about his life – before and after hate – during presentations at Mat...
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

What is God wanting of me?

    Recently, I contracted a nasty cold at a most inopportune time (is there ever an opportune time?!). Tasks were piled high, and I did not need to be laid low. After I accepted that my cold was here for the duration, I wondered why now. No profound notions came to mind. However, I...
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Junior Legion of Mary makes time for prayer

 Junior Legion of Mary makes time for prayer Extra-curricular activities for youth are plentiful throughout the diocese; there is no shortage of athletic and academic teams, scouting groups, clubs and music programs in which students choose to participate. In the midst of all of the choices, a group in the Diocese of Evansville’s West D...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Archbishop-Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, dies Jan. 25

Archbishop-Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, dies Jan. 25 ST. MEINRAD, IN – Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, 79, monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Archbishop-emeritus of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, died on Jan. 25 in the monastery infirmary.   He was born in Jasper on April 20, 1938, to Carl and Rose (Blessinger) Buechlein...
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Friday, January 26, 2018

National Catholic Schools Week

National Catholic Schools Week Each year, I look forward to celebrating National Catholic Schools Week.  As a diocese, we recognize the value of Catholic education and support our families and schools in educating our young people so they can reach their full potential.  We acknowledge the vital role of parishes, pasto...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Healthcare of the Undocumented Immigrant

“You must count him [a stranger] as one of your own countrymen and love him as yourself – for you were once strangers yourselves in Egypt.’  This quotation from Leviticus (19:34) suggests that the problems of immigration have been with us a very long time.  The immigrant...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Faith … our greatest legacy

    While sitting at Mass on Thanksgiving Day with my mother, I looked around that beautiful, spacious church in Zionsville and estimated less than 100 people in attendance. I realize that there were many reasons for not coming (my own family was on the road at the time). What struck...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018