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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

Mission Evansville focuses on people, not numbers

Mission Evansville focuses on people, not numbers Editor’s note – Maria Sermersheim participated in Mission Evansville this year. Following is her first-person report on the experience. According to the numbers, close to 100 people were involved in the third Mission Evansville, which occurred June 17-20. Our seven work crews served 11...
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

June Youth of the Month uses engineering skills to help city

June Youth of the Month uses engineering skills to help city When community volunteers gather in September to build the new Mickey’s Kingdom playground along the Evansville riverfront, 18-year-old Sophia Mazzocco will see her vision realized. The recent Memorial High School graduate and engineering club president designed the safety system for the $1.8...
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Serving provides a truly lasting legacy

     After surveying the crowd at Sacred Heart Church during the recent funeral of his grandpa, Deacon Tom Lehman, Zach Schroeder, our shared grandson, commented, “Wow, Mamaw, this church is packed. That’s because Grandpa was so kind to everyone he met.” Insigh...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018