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Sacred Objects: Diocesan priests share stories behind special items

We all have objects in our lives that carry cherished, personal stories: a grandmother’s wedding ring, a father’s military badge, an old book given by a beloved friend. For many of our priests, the items carrying such special stories also have sacred purposes. A priest’s sets of v...
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Hendey to share message of 'Yes'

Hendey to share message of 'Yes' With a voice that resonates with experience and authenticity, Lisa Hendey says “Yes” to God each day in a multitude of formats. Hendey, the bestselling author of “The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living,” founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and a frequent host...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Missionary of Mercy plans pilgrimage to our parishes

Missionary of Mercy plans pilgrimage to our parishes Vincentian Father Stephen Gallegos, chaplain at the Daughters of Charity Seton Residence on Evansville’s west side, soon will begin a pilgrimage to parishes across our 12 counties as one of the Missionaries of Mercy Pope Francis commissioned on Ash Wednesday to serve during the Extraordinary...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

25 years of TEC

25 years of TEC This year, the Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Movement is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the Diocese of Evansville. TEC #95 will take place from July 23-25 at St. Mary's Parish in Ireland.   TEC is an international retreat model that began in Lansing, Mich., in 1965. The movement aims to &#...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Waiting in a ditch

Waiting in a ditch In Jubilee Years gone by, along with other years dedicated to certain themes by the Holy Father, it seems that enthusiasm waned part way through, leaving the year to limp the rest of the way to its conclusion. But I have to say that this has not been my experience of this Extraordinary Jubilee Year...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sisters of Providence select Diocese of Evansville natives among new officers

Sisters of Providence select Diocese of Evansville natives among new officers Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, a native of Chicago, has been elected as general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Elected to the Congregation’s General Council were Evansville native Sister Lisa Stallings, vicar, Sister Jeanette Hagelskamp, Jasper native Sis...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

'We are called to be the soul of this nation'

'We are called to be the soul of this nation' Father Alex Zenthoefer, pastor of Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Evansville, challenged those who attended the July 4 cluster Mass at Holy Spirit Church to live a witness of their faith for the good of our country. “We are called to be the soul of this nation, which would otherwise get lo...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Homily from the July 4 cluster Mass

Homily from the July 4 cluster Mass Editor’s note: This is the complete text of Father Alex Zenthoefer’s homily for the July 4 cluster Mass celebrated by Annunciation of the Lord and Holy Rosary parishes in Evansville. Annunciation’s Holy spirit Church hosted the Mass. The people who walked in darkness have seen a...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Bishop publishes pastoral letter, diocesan pastoral plan

Bishop publishes pastoral letter, diocesan pastoral plan Bishop Charles C. Thompson has published “Call to Missionary Discipleship and Conversion,” a pastoral letter that focuses on our Catholic identity and mission in Southwest Indiana. The letter also includes a comprehensive pastoral plan for the diocese. The letter and plan are provided w...
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Friday, July 01, 2016

Call to Missionary Discipleship and Conversion

Call to Missionary Discipleship and Conversion Please use this link to download the full text of Bishop Charles C. Thompson's pastoral letter, "Called to Missionary Discipleship and Conversion." The document includes the Diocesan Pastoral Plan....
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Thursday, June 30, 2016