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Religious freedom is key to effective missionary discipleship

Religious freedom is key to effective missionary discipleship       The theme for this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, “Freedom for Mission,” is meant to coincide with the special focus of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on missionary discipleship. As in years past, since first celebrated in 2012, the Fortn...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Priesthood Ordinations

Priesthood Ordinations Nearly a year ago, on 29 June 2016, we published a Diocesan Pastoral Letter on Catholic Identity and Mission in Southwest Indiana, titled Called to Missionary Discipleship and Conversion.  This pastoral letter was greatly influenced by Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaud...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Ordenaciones del sacerdocio

Ordenaciones del sacerdocio                                                               Hace casi un año, el 29 de junio de 2016, publicamos una Carta Pastoral Diocesana sobre Identidad Católica y Misión en el suroeste de Indiana, titulada Convocada al Discipulado y Conversión Misionera. Esta carta pastoral fue muy influenciada por la Exhortación  Apost&#...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Bishop's message to graduates: 'See, Judge and Act'

Bishop's message to graduates: 'See, Judge and Act' Editor’s note – following is the text of Bishop Charles C. Thompson’s message to the Class of 2017 representing all four Diocese of Evansville Catholic high schools: Mater Dei and Reitz Memorial in Evansville, Rivet in Vincennes and Washington Catholic in Washington.    ...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Mensaje del obispo a los graduados: 'Ver, juzgar y actuar'

Mensaje del obispo a los graduados: 'Ver, juzgar y actuar' Hoy cierran un capítulo de su vida y comienzan uno nuevo. La vida se compone de eventos que suceden  tales como graduaciones, avances, certificaciones y promociones. La graduación es una realización digna, digna de celebrar. Uno no llega aquí por sí mismo. Cada uno lle...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017

A special message to our Muslim brothers and sisters for Ramadan

A special message to our Muslim brothers and sisters for Ramadan May 27th, 2017 To our Muslim brothers and sisters in the Evansville area, I extend my warmest greetings to you, our brothers and sisters in Abraham, as you begin your holy month of Ramadan. I also offer my encouragement for all of you as you enter this time of prayer, fasting and outreach to the...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Vocaciones y oración contemplativa

Vocaciones y oración contemplativa En su mensaje para el 54º Día Mundial de Oración por las Vocaciones, celebrado el cuarto domingo de Pascua, el Papa Francisco comentó: "No puede haber promoción de las vocaciones o de la misión cristiana aparte de la constante oración contemplativa. La vida cristi...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vocations and contemplative prayer

Vocations and contemplative prayer In his message for the 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis commented, “There can be no promotion of vocations or Christian mission apart from constant contemplative prayer.  The Christian life needs to be nourished by attentive lis...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

María sigue siendo el modelo de la virtud y el discipulado

María sigue siendo el modelo de la virtud y el discipulado El mes de mayo se celebra tradicionalmente como el Mes de María. Este año, muchos celebrarán el centenario de Fátima, Procesiones de Mayo y la Coronación de las estatuas marianas. Mientras adoramos a la Santísima Trinidad de Dios Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo solo,...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Mary remains the model of virtue and discipleship

Mary remains the model of virtue and discipleship     The month of May is traditionally celebrated as the Month of Mary.  This year, many will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fatima, May Processions and the Crowning of Marian statues.  While we worship the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit alone, we...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017