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Blessed are those who give and receive Mercy

Blessed are those who give and receive Mercy I believe my vocation call began when visiting my aunt’s convent in Chicago to celebrate her Jubilee. I will always recall our dessert – fruit cocktail with a sugared rim. I must have been in sixth grade then, and was impressed with the convent quiet and the fruit cocktail. In high scho...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

'40 days about being loved and loving'

'40 days about being loved and loving' Perhaps I backed myself into a corner when I wrote my 2016 New Year’s reflection for the Sisters of Providence website. I wrote then that I didn’t make New Year’s resolutions because there are so many occasions during the Catholic liturgical year to begin again. I mentioned Lent a...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Walking with Jesus through Lent

Walking with Jesus through Lent We have entered the Liturgical Season of Lent. When we share with other Catholic Christians our plans for Lent, we can learn many ways of living this season with our loving Jesus Christ. Some people think of this as a time to give up something that they personally truly enjoy. Others mention that t...
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Chrism Mass is March 22

The Chrism Mass will be celebrated 5:30 p.m. Central Time on March 22 at Saint Benedict Cathedral. The Chrism Mass includes the blessing and consecration of the holy oils used throughout the year, and the priests of the diocese make a public renewal of their priestly promises to serve Christ and th...
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Noll remains in scouting, but in a new role

Noll remains in scouting, but in a new role Bill Noll became a Cub Scout at age 8, a Boy Scout at 11, an Eagle Scout at an unusually early 14, a leader at 18 and a scoutmaster at 42. Becoming a Scouting legend … well, that took a little longer.        Noll has been involved in Scouting for 60 years. N...
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Download diocesan reconciliation schedule here!

Download diocesan reconciliation schedule here! Please use this link to download the complete list of Lenten reconciliation opportunities - updated March 2: http://goo.gl/5aSt8h...
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Join the Diocesan Choir for the annual Chrism Mass

Join the Diocesan Choir for the annual Chrism Mass We're looking for singers of all ages to join the Diocesan Choir for the annual Chrism Mass, which will be at 5:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, March 22 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. The Choir is open to singers of all levels – reading music is helpful but not required. This is a great oppo...
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Make the most of Lent - even in a mess!

Make the most of Lent - even in a mess! “It’s Lent already?!  How did that come along so quickly?”    I’ve heard myself ask these questions at least several times over the last weeks.  Certainly, Lent falls earlier on the calendar this year; but I also wonder, “Will I really be able to en...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

'Poverty at the Crossroads' reflection guide available

A reflection guide to accompany the Indiana bishops’ pastoral letter on poverty is available now for download and use. “Poverty at the Crossroads: the Church’s Response to Poverty in Indiana” looks not only at the factors influencing the persistent obstacles faced by those l...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hyphenated names

Hyphenated names Q. My question centers around a Catholic couple, now divorced, who are having a strong disagreement as to what should be the last name of their two children. The father is adamant that the children's surname should remain the same (i.e., his own), while the mother has filed court papers to have the...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016