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Gratitude helps us in so many ways

It’s the time of year when we focus on being thankful and remind ourselves to again express our gratitude for life, family, friends, and the many blessings, big and small, that God sends us each day. I’ve often heard that we should begin prayer with an expression of gratitude, and we ar...
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bitterness blinds and stagnates us

Recently, I discovered I had become somewhat bitter. People have been exiting my life suddenly and unexpectedly. Some left through death, others through job changes, and some are moving across the country. The sneaky thing about bitterness, though, is that I didn’t even realize I was affected...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

'Detaching' for Lent

Preparing for Lent this year was a wakeup call for me. I’ve heard it said often that it’s better to not focus on giving up things like chocolate for Lent, and instead consider adding good habits to your life. I decided I wanted to do a little bit of both. I reflected on my life and con...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Language of God

I just returned from my first silent retreat – no talking from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, except for Saturday dinner and daily vocal prayer. I tend toward solitude and was excited to immerse myself in the quiet, but I didn’t know my real reason for being there until God put...
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The present moment

When I was younger, my biggest concern was having a boyfriend. I thought that if I could find a guy who could want me, then my life would be absolutely perfect. I invested my worth in the judgments of boys who played fleeting roles in my life. I allowed them to determine whether I was truly beautif...
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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Seeing God's plan for us as we grow up

With my birthday coming up so soon, the only thing on my mind was growing up. As a kid, I remembered thinking about turning 21; and I remembered what I had imagined it would feel like. My childhood imagination was no match for today’s reality. I laugh at myself now for what I had perceived it...
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Spiritual sonar provides us with support and hope

Spiritual sonar provides us with support and hope   “One ping,” barks the submarine captain, and his radio operator fires a short, high-pitched tone into dark water, seeking an object off of which to bounce, alerting the crew to its existence.  From dozens of WWII movies to “The Hunt for Red October,” these scenes...
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Adam, Eve and original sin; wedding rings

Adam, Eve and original sin; wedding rings Q. I believe in the evolutionary theory of creation and have never given much thought to its impact on Christianity -- until recently. While talking to a local priest, he mentioned that Adam and Evewere fictional characters who have provided generations with lessons on good and evil and who also pr...
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Monday, September 01, 2014

Father Christopher Droste is ordained June 8

Father Christopher Droste is ordained June 8   "Today is a great day in the life of Deacon Christopher, his family, the diocese, and, indeed, the entire Church." With those words, Bishop Charles C. Thompson began his homily at the ordination Mass for Father Christopher Droste, held June 8 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. The Mass...
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rivet student receives mental attitude award at state

Rivet student receives mental attitude award at state Allyson Wehrheim displays the Patricia L. Roy Mental Attitude Award which she received following the IHSAA Class A girls basketball state finals. She is a senior at Rivet High School in Vincennes. In the photo  she is joined by her pastor, Father Dave Fleck. She was nominated for the award by...
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Monday, March 04, 2013