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October focuses on sanctity of life

October will soon be upon us, and it is in October that we focus our gaze upon the sanctity of life.  It is so broad a topic.  Where should we look?  Initially, we admit to ourselves that we are each created as worthy of love and respect.  From whom, you ask?  Well, from ev...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Catholic Foundation sets seminar on impact of new tax law

How do the changes in the tax law impact my estate plan and charitable-giving plan? Most people give out of a desire to help a particular charity or cause. Tax incentives, then, are not the primary motivation for philanthropy, particularly when it comes to supporting religious organizations. You ma...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Stewards of God's Grace now at $34 million

Pledges to the Stewards of God’s Grace combined campaign stand above $34 million as of July 31. The Message is publishing an updated list of pledges received with this report. Stewards of God’s Grace is the first-ever diocesan-wide fundraising campaign; its design enabled parishes and t...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

The moral dilemma of vaccination

Recently a grandmother asked me if her granddaughter should have the usual childhood vaccinations.  The question was not asked out of fear of side effects or complications of the vaccines, rather, for clarification of the Church’s position on vaccination.  She understood many of the...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Evansville native marks 60th anniversary of First Profession

Holy Cross Brother Donald Schapker, a native of Evansville, celebrates the 60th anniversary of his First Profession to the order on Aug. 16.   Brother Donald was born on Feb. 20, 1939, the youngest of seven children, to Henry and Mary (Seibert) Schapker of Evansville. His family still calls Ev...
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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Decrees - St. Theresa Church and St. John the Apostle Church

Decrees - St. Theresa Church and St. John the Apostle Church ...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

We must do more to protect our environment

At a recent benefit dinner given by our parish, more than 100 people enjoyed delicious food, humorous entertainment and pleasant company while raising money for an Appalachian mission trip. While I appreciated everything, I was especially delighted by the fact that our hosts went the extra mile and...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Decree - Nativity Church

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sister of Providence receives scholarship

Sister of Providence receives scholarship For a handful of years, Sister of Providence Joni Luna has wanted to better understand her ancestry. “I have felt God inviting me to embrace my heritage and learn my native language,” she said. Sister Joni grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and speaks a little Spanish, but never learned to...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Natural family planning should be part of personal health and well-being

Natural family planning should be part of personal health and well-being Over the past several decades, we have seen a greater emphasis on personal health and well-being. From eating locally grown, healthy foods to incorporating exercise into our increasingly busy lives, we are more aware of the connection between the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional states tha...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018