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Bishop Thompson says 'thanks'

Bishop Thompson says 'thanks' Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,   Please accept my sincere thanks for your participation in the 2015 Catholic Parishes Campaign.   As Pope Francis so beautifully notes in his apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” we are called “to respond to the God of l...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Book Review: 'Home Brewed Evangelism'

Book Review: 'Home Brewed Evangelism' Book News  So … a Catholic walks into a bar and orders a beer.   Don’t wait for a punch line; there isn’t one. Instead, there is a wonderful story of home-brewed evangelism, which happens to be the title of the new book by Sarah Vabulas, known in the blogosphere as ̶...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Here is the link

Here is the link to the July 17 digital issue of The Message: bit.ly/1Man7Bz...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Year of Mercy

Year of Mercy   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people's "real needs" with concrete assistance, to experience a "true pilgrimage" on foot, and to send "missionaries of mercy" throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins, sa...
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Monday, July 13, 2015

Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide. "The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality," wrote Justice Ant...
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Statement from Bishop Charles C. Thompson of Evansville

While affirming the Church's long-standing social teaching on the dignity of every person, including those of same-sex attraction, I am disappointed at the Supreme Court's decision, which fails to uphold the divinely instituted nature of marriage as involving one man and one woman....
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Friday, June 26, 2015

All creation sings God's praise, but people are silencing it, pope says

All creation sings God's praise, but people are silencing it, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home." All who believe in God and all people of good wil...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bishop Thompson comments

Bishop Thompson comments   Bishop Charles C. Thompson provided these comments following the June 18 release of “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment:   “Care for God’s creation is a core element of Catholic Social Teaching. In publishing this encyclical, Po...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Archbishop Kurtz calls on U.S. Catholics

  Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited parishes across America to conduct a second collection for Nepal earthquake relief efforts. Some parishes in the Diocese of Evansville may conduct second collections for Catholi...
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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

These boots are made for working!

These boots are made for working!   Did you know that an $80 pair of steel-toed boots is a common barrier to work in our community?  Each month, many individuals in Southern Indiana turn down employment because they do not have the money to buy the required footwear to start a job.  Catholic Charities announced May 7...
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Tuesday, May 05, 2015