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Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.
The Bible is all around us. People hear Scripture readings in church. We have Good Samaritan (Luke 10) laws, welcome home the Prodigal Son (Luke 15), and look for the Promised Land (Exodus 3, Hebrews 11). Some biblical passages have become popular maxims, such as "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Matthew 7:12)," "Thou shalt not steal (Exodus 20:15), and "love thy neighbor" (Matthew 22:39).
The Gospel of Christ and the teachings of his Church guide the work of the USCCB. The work of the Conference is rooted in three general mission goals and organized into three key areas of responsibility.
To act collaboratively and consistently on vital issues confronting the Church and society
To foster communion with the Church in other nations, within the Church universal, under the leadership of its supreme pastor, the Roman Pontiff
To offer appropriate assistance to each bishop in fulfilling his particular ministry in the local Church
"Our profession of faith begins with God, for God is the First and the Last, the beginning and the end of everything. The Credo begins with God the Father, for the Father is the first divine person of the Most Holy Trinity; our Creed begins with the creation of heaven and earth, for creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God's works."
---the Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 198
Saint John Damascene gave a classic definition of prayer: "Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God" (CCC, no. 2559, citing Saint John Damascene, De Fide Orth. 3, 24).
The Catechism clearly defines prayer as a "vital and personal relationship with the living and true God" (CCC, no. 2558). Prayer is Christian "insofar as it is communion with Christ" (CCC, no. 2565), and a "covenant relationship between God and man in Christ" (CCC, no. 2564).
Americans share many blessings and strengths, including a tradition of religious freedom and political participation. However, as a people, we face serious challenges that are clearly political and also profoundly moral in nature.
Your connection with Bishop Charles C. Thompson and the ministries of the Diocese of Evansville.
The Message is the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Evansville. It is published 51 weeks a year with the exception of one week at Christmas time by the Catholic Press of Evansville. Print subscriptions are $24 per year. Digital subscriptions are $12 per year.
You're invited to join the Monks any day for prayer or Mass in the Archabbey Church. If you have time, take a tour of their beautiful grounds and historic buildings. You might even want to sign up for one of the many retreats hosted in the Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center. There is an extensive gift shop on the campus.
You are invited you to spend time with the Sisters at Monastery Immaculate Conception. Ferdinand, Indiana. The monastery dates back to 1867 and is listed in the National Historic Register. The grounds include serene gardens, an outdoor Stations of the Cross, a labyrinth, and three shrines. Visit the Gift Shop while here.
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States, inTaiwan and China.
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. Their first mission was a school at Saint Joseph Parish, Jasper, Indiana. It opened on the Feast of Saint Joseph, March 17, 1842.
The Sisters of Providence are an apostolic congregation, meaning we serve among people, wherever the need is greatest. Some sisters teach or serve in school administration. Others work in parishes, diocesan administration, social justice services, counseling and health care. Some work in the administrative offices of the Congregation or for other religious organizations. Many sisters serve in prayer ministry – honoring the many requests for prayer submitted to the Sisters of Providence
The Little Company of Mary was founded by Venerable Mary Potter in Hyson Green, Nottingham, England on 2 July 1877 to honour the Mother of God, imitating her Maternal Heart. Our Congregation takes its name and spiritual model from the ‘little company’ that stood with Mary at the foot of the cross on Calvary. As Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, we are called to be her companions: one with her in mind and heart, as we live our lives with and for Christ.
We are women who make visible His healing love by our prayer, presence, compassion and care for those around us, particularly those in need, especially the sick and the dying.
We, The Little Company of Mary Sisters, are an International Marian Congregation of Women Religious who have committed our lives to pray and care for the suffering and dying of the world. We minister in countries throughout the world and strive to make visible the healing presence of Jesus in the midst of human suffering through prayer, compassion and presence. Among our ministries is Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, IN. www.mhhcc.org
International guide to Mass times and Parish contact information
Chose the best description of your status; “I’m not Catholic”, “I’m not currently attending Mass”, or “I’m proud to be Catholic”. You will find great resources and information here.
For every stage of marriage. An initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), this site offers support and prayer. Strong marriages and marriages that are challenged will find resources here.
Fr. Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life’s most profound questions. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks, presentations, and books always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds and lives of millions of listeners and readers worldwide.
Father Robert Barron is an author, speaker and theologian. He is also the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire (www.WordOnFire.org), which reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.
Father Barron is the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith. The series has aired across the country on PBS and EWTN, and has been seen and broadcast in parishes, universities, schools and media outlets throughout the world. The documentary received a Christopher Award for excellence