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At funeral, pope remembers Benedict’s ‘wisdom, tenderness, devotion’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI “spread and testified to” the Gospel his entire life, Pope Francis told tens of thousands of people gathered Jan. 5 for his predecessor’s […]

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Habitat-Evansville Dedicates Home Sponsored by the Late Father Joe Ziliak

By Megan Erbacher EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Steve Titzer admitted he wasn’t sure what his late cousin, Father Joseph Ziliak, would say at the dedication of the Habitat for Humanity of […]

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Pope Benedict: Eight Years as Pope Capped Long Ministry as Teacher of Faith

Other stories in the Pope Benedict package include: Global Impact of a German Pope Pope Benedict’s Body Solemnly, Lovingly Carried to St. Peter’s Basilica Thousands Pay Last Respects to Pope […]

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Diocese of Evansville Bishop Rededicates St. Joseph Church in Jasper

By Tim Lilley, The Message Editor JASPER, Ind. — Eight years. That’s how long it’s been since St. Joseph Parish in Jasper began looking at the long-term needs of its […]

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News Briefs: January 8, 2023

Eucharistic Revival’s Upcoming Parish Year Aims for Catholics to Experience a Life-Changing ‘Personal Encounter’ with Christ (OSV News) — The three-year Eucharistic Revival is currently in its first year, the […]

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U.S. Bishops Call Catholics to Unite in Mourning the Death of Retired Pope

WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) — Across the U.S., Catholic bishops called on the faithful to unite in mourning for retired Pope Benedict XVI, who died on the eve of the […]

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Pope Francis Says Retired Pope Benedict is ‘Very Sick’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saying that retired Pope Benedict XVI was “very sick,” Pope Francis asked people to offer special prayers for him. “I would like to ask all of […]

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Parish Sues Over Its Right to Hire Staff Who Uphold Church Tenets

LANSING, Mich. (CNS) — A Catholic parish in the Diocese of Lansing has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to protect its right to hire parish employees and staff […]

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News Briefs: December 25, 2022

Pope Reveals He Prepared Resignation Letter in Case of Impairment VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he wrote a resignation letter in 2013, his first year in office, to […]

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New Features at Holy Trinity Park Honor ‘History, Mission’

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — The stained-glass window stands in the area where it was installed in Holy Trinity Church in New Albany in 1890. It still radiates the sunlight, creating […]

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‘The Letter’ Shows How Theology and Science Stand Together in Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si

The 13th century Saint Francis of Assisi — the papal namesake of our 21st century Pope Francis — was a man who cared deeply for the earth. In 2015, the […]

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Bishop of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Retires; Pope Names Oregon Pastor and University of Notre Dame Grad as Successor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Donald J. Kettler of St. Cloud, Minnesota, and named as his successor Holy Cross Father Patrick M. Neary, […]