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Ebola hasn’t gone away.   American media outlets have decreased their Ebola reporting significantly, but the numbers in West Africa remain unsettling. As of Jan. 14, the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have reported 21,261 cases of Ebola – with 8,414 deaths.  ...
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Survey for 2015 Synod of Bishops

At the request of Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, the Diocese of Evansville is preparing its response to a survey for use at the October 2015 Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the theme, “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary...
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Death-penalty-abolition bill

Death-penalty-abolition bill               Indianapolis — A bill to revoke Indiana’s death penalty stalled at the gate as Hoosier lawmakers decided against giving the ban a chance to move.            ...
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Catholic Charities responds

On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama announced an executive action on immigration that is expected to affect nearly five million undocumented immigrants nationwide. The number of undocumented immigrants in the Diocese of Evansville is difficult to calculate, but there’s no doubt that there will...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What's ahead at the Legislature

What's ahead at the Legislature   Indianapolis— The Indiana Catholic Conference, the Indiana bishops’ official watchdog organization for public policy matters in Indiana, has returned to the capitol dome to advocate for the common good of all Hoosiers – and a wide range of consistent life-ethic issues. ...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bishops invite all Catholics

Bishops invite all Catholics   When people hear the word "pilgrimage," many think of far-off destinations like Lourdes, Fatima, or Santiago de Compostela. Today, in the digital era, we have the opportunity to make a pilgrimage without ever leaving our hometown. In fact, the U.S. Bishops are asking Catholics to consider ma...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Christmas eve and Christmas day

2014 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses   Parishes in the Diocese of Evansville were invited to provide the Message with times of Masses on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25. A listing of Mass times follows.     Evansville East Deanery  ...
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Indiana non-public schools make accounting reconciliations

  The Indiana Non-Public Schools Association and the Indiana Catholic Conference announced Dec. 17 the completion of a statewide self-review of tuition and financial aid practices that identified a need to reconcile accounting errors in calculating the Indiana Choice Scholarships.   ...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Two diocesan Catholic schools

  Superintendent of Schools Daryl Hagan announced on Dec. 17 that two diocesan Catholic schools have reimbursed the Choice Scholarship Program a total of less than $8,400 as part of the statewide reconciliation.   “The possibility of overpayments came to light through ongoing effort...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014 Advent Reconciliation

  Parishes in the Diocese of Evansville were invited to provide The Message with dates and times of Advent Penance opportunities. Below is a listing of scheduled available penance opportunities through December 23.   Penance Services   Evansville East Deanery   7 p.m., Dec. 17,...
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014