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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

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