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Healing the loss of a loved one

Healing the loss of a loved one I lost my mother unexpectedly last November, after having lost my father after a long illness eight years earlier. My siblings and I suddenly found ourselves “orphans” as we marked our first Thanksgiving and Christmas without either of our parents. Now we are anticipating our first Moth...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Strengthening the local mission of St. Mary's, as part of a statewide system

Since our founding, St. Mary’s has been singularly focused on providing local patients with the high-quality, compassionate and personalized healthcare they deserve. We’ve delivered on that mission through dedicated associates, physicians, providers and volunteers who are committed to d...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The 3 pillars of Lent are better for you than you know

  Lent has come to an end.  If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing plenty about those three famous Lenten pillars—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. You’ve likely heard a homily, maybe read an article or two, and possibly even gone to Scripture to see what Chris...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

'And many more!'

'And many more!' Kindergartners from Holy Redeemer School in Evansville visited the Catholic Center on April 6 to wish Bishop Charles C. Thompson a happy birthday. The bishops celebrated his birthday on April 11., Bishop Thompson reacts as the students finish their Happy Birthday Song with “…and many mo...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Holiday World helps The Message say Thanks!

Holiday World helps The Message say Thanks! Our friends at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari are helping The Message say ”thank you” to our subscribers.  They have provided 54 pairs of general admission tickets, good through Oct. 29, and we’re giving them away to lucky subscribers!   To be eligible to win a...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bill to strengthen parental rights for minors seeking abortion advances

Bill to strengthen parental rights for minors seeking abortion advances INDIANAPOLIS—A bill to strengthen parental rights for minors seeking abortion passed a House panel by a vote of 8-4 on March 28, and moves to the full House for further consideration.     Senate Bill 404, authored by Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, would require parents to verify t...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

St. Meinrad Lenten, Holy Week events

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology will present a service of Lenten prayer and music called “Harvest of Sorrows” at 7 p.m. Central Time on April 3 in the school’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.  Following is the Holy Wee...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Knights hold 29th Vocations Appreciation Dinner

Knights hold 29th Vocations Appreciation Dinner WASHINGTON, Ind. –The Lawrence A. Vieck 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, of Washington, Ind., celebrated its 29th RSVP Vocations Appreciation Dinner on Feb. 23.  Designated seminarians and novices were recognized, and each received $500 to assist with their educa...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Physician-assisted suicide proposals fail to advance

Physician-assisted suicide proposals fail to advance INDIANAPOLIS – House and Senate proposals to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Indiana failed to advance during the 2017 session of Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana State Medical Association and the Indiana Catholic Conference, among others, opposed the legislation.   ...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pre-K bill advances in Senate

Pre-K bill advances in Senate INDIANAPOLIS—A proposal to expand state-funded pre-kindergarten for at-risk children and maintain parental choice passed the Senate education panel on March 15 by a vote of 8-1, and moves to the Senate Appropriations panel for funding approval. The Indiana Catholic Conference supports the leg...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017