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Pope Francis and 'The Joy of the Gospel'

Pope Francis and 'The Joy of the Gospel'              Pope Francis has certainly captured the imagination of the world, both inside and outside Catholicism.  In addition to being only the third pope in history to be named a Time’s “Person of the Year,” his...
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Room for Jesus

Room for Jesus             Practically everyone is familiar with the slogan, “Jesus is the reason for the season.”  For an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ, this is more than just a fancy quip to sell coffee mugs and other items at Christma...
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Monday, December 09, 2013

Remembering with a grateful heart

Remembering with a grateful heart November is often referred to as the month of remembrance and thanksgiving.  With the lingering hue of fall colors and a chill in the air, this month begins with the celebration of All Saints and All Souls.  These special days raise our awareness of those who intercede for us and those w...
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Catholic education

Catholic education It is quite apparent to all that another school year is back in session, going full throttle.  The signs are all about us; namely, the sight of buses, flashing school zone lights and backpacks.  Friday night football and various fall sports are underway.  Children and youth of all ag...
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Message from Bishop Thompson

Message from Bishop Thompson ...
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Comprehensive immigration reform

Comprehensive immigration reform During the last several months, there has been much focus on the debate regarding the need for immigration reform.  While practically everyone, especially on both sides of the aisle in Washington, D.C., agrees that our current immigration system is “broken,” there are varying opini...
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Monday, September 09, 2013

Ordination of Permanent Deacons

Ordination of Permanent Deacons   Today, the Diocese of Evansville adds to its rank of Permanent Deacons these 11 men, accompanied by their wives on this memorable day as they have for the entire diaconate formation and education process.  While we first give thanks to God — all praise, honor and glory to the Holy...
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Monday, August 05, 2013

Fortnight for Freedom

Fortnight for Freedom In solidarity with dioceses throughout the United States, we kick off our second annual Fortnight for Freedom, continuing to ground the principles of justice in truth and charity.  To this end, we must be first and foremost committed to a life of prayer.  From this commitment of prayer fl...
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summary statement on marriage

Summary statement on marriage Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: The U.S. Supreme Court recently rendered its rulings on cases involving same-sex unions. In light of these rulings, it is important for us to maintain clarity on Catholic Church teaching regarding the dignity of persons, marriage and family. I take this opportun...
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Friday, July 05, 2013

Priesthood ordination of Father Christopher Droste

Priesthood ordination of Father Christopher Droste Editor’s note: The following is the homily given by Bishop Charles C. Thompson during the ordination Mass for Father Christopher Droste, held June 8 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville.   Today is a great day in the life of Deacon Christopher, his family, the diocese, and, indeed, th...
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013