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Respect Life Sunday 2015

Respect Life Sunday 2015 Dear Friends in Christ:               The 2015-16 Respect Life Program materials provided to each parish throughout the diocese respond to the needs of parishes, schools and other ministries for basic presentations of life issues.  Th...
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pet Blessings

St. Boniface, Sacred Heart Campus, Evansville, Oct. 3, 10 a.m., side yard of church; pets should be secured   St. Theresa, Evansville, Oct. 3, 10 a.m., front entrance doors; pets should be on leash or secured   St. John the Baptist, Newburgh, Oct. 3, 10 a.m., parking lot near the prayer g...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Catechetical Sunday is Sept. 20

Catechists seek to be faithful followers of Jesus as teacher. Jesus exemplified two models of leadership that speak to the heart of what a catechetical leader is -- and to the heart of the catechist. They are the models of servant leadership and transformational leadership. Servant leadership is at...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Here is the schedule for

    Here is the schedule for Pope Francis' September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States of America as released by the Vatican on June 30, 2015.  All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (WASHINGTON, DC) 4:00 p.m.    Arriv...
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Assumption of Mary

Assumption of Mary The Assumption of Mary is represented above an altar in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Lourdes, France, in this 2014 photo. The feast of the Assumption of Mary is celebrated Aug. 15.   (CNS photo/Gunther Simmermacher, The Southern Cross)...
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Friday, August 14, 2015

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