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Indiana Catholic Conference reports legislative successes

Indiana Catholic Conference reports legislative successes               Indianapolis— The Indiana Catholic worked to promote the consistent-life ethic and the common good during the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly, which adjourned during the final week of April.   ...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Easter message

Easter message             On behalf of Bishop-emeritus Gerald Gettelfinger and myself, I bid you a Blessed Easter!               Having completed yet another Lenten journey, we now relish Easter joy...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

2015 SUMMER SOCIALS

    The Message invited parishes in the Diocese of Evansville to submit information about summer socials in 2015. Here are their responses:   MAY   May 14,15 and 16, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Holy Rosary, Evansville, grounds open Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5-10 p.m.; se...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tax bill to assist working Hoosier families

Tax bill to assist working Hoosier families   Indianapolis — A bill to assist working Hoosier families by recoupling Indiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) with the federal EITC moves to the conference committee phase.  The Indiana Catholic Conference (ICC), the Indiana bishops’ official representative for publ...
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Child care voucher bill to minimize

Child care voucher bill to minimize   Indianapolis -- A bill to assist low income families by providing a graduated phase-out of their child care subsidy is moving through the Indiana General Assembly, and eligible for conference committee negotiation. The Indiana Catholic Conference supports the legislation. The proposal, House...
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Hoosier lawmakers clarify Indiana's RFRA,

Hoosier lawmakers clarify Indiana's RFRA,               Indianapolis—Indiana lawmakers responded April 2 to a national firestorm over misperceptions of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Gov. Mike Pence had signed into law on March 26. The legislature appro...
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Monday, April 06, 2015

Digital edition of the April 3 issue

The April 3 edition is a large file - approximately 25 megabytes - so it will take a bit longer to download. To download the April 3 digital edition click on the link below: bit.ly/1DoKjsBThe April 3 edition also includes a full-page, color photo of our priests, deacons and seminarians at the Chris...
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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Religious Freedom legislation

Religious Freedom legislation             INDIANAPOLIS— Hoosiers of all faith traditions can be assured that government will not infringe upon their constitutional right to freely exercise their religious beliefs.          ...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indiana bishops release statement

  The five Roman Catholic bishops of Indiana issued a joint statement on April 1 regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It appears below, and will be published in the April 10 edition of The Message.     Statement regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Good Friday special collection

Good Friday special collection   VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have fled persecution in their homelands and the Palestinian Christians struggling to survive in the land of Jesus deserve the prayers and material support of Catholics around the globe, a Vatican official said recently. Catholics can...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015