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Silence nurtures our souls

    Heading up I-69 at the beginning of a four hour trip, my thoughts were as grey and heavy as the clouds that soaked the highway. Before departing, I had chosen some uplifting music and was loading it in the CD player when I encountered the problem that had occurred off and on for...
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Seminarians will be ordained

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel will ordain Diocese of Evansville seminarians Luke Hassler and Andrew Thomas to the Diaconate at 10 a.m. EDT on April 14 at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier Vincennes. Hassler, of St. Philip Parish in Posey County, and Thomas, of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Vincennes, are...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sister Rebecca a guardian of the word

Sister Rebecca a guardian of the word    Sister Rebecca Abel sometimes thinks of herself as the theology librarian’s version of Sherlock Holmes. With over 40 years’ experience, she’s adept at digging out books and materials that students and professionals are searching for.   “I like helping people find stuff,...
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Faith leaders call for defeat of House Bill 1319

Faith leaders call for defeat of House Bill 1319 We oppose Indiana House Bill 1319, which opens doors for lending practices that are unjust and which take unfair advantage of people in desperate circumstances. Together, we call on the Indiana senate to reject this bill and find ways to establish more just legislation that protects the poor and vu...
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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