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Deacon Richard Article - August 13, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/11/17

 

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, I want to share with you what I learned along the way to ordination as permanent deacon. I credit the current Archabbot of St. Meinrad, Kurt Stasiak, O.S.B., for his wonderful insight. I’ll begin by asking, ... Read More »

Deacon Dave Article - August 6, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/04/17

Administrator Named for the Diocese of Evansville In his bulletin article a couple of weekends ago, Fr. Chris Forler outlined the process for the selection of a bishop to replace Archbishop Charles Thompson in the Diocese of Evansville. Archbishop Thompson was installed as Archbishop of Indianapolis on July 28.  ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 30, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/28/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I was having a conversation recently with a young adult parishioner who posed a very interesting question to me regarding the Holy Family. Her question was certainly deep and thoughtful, and was essentially this: What was it like for St. Joseph to live ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 23, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/21/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am rather unabashedly plagiarizing Fr. Tony for his excellent bulletin article on the selection process for our new bishop. I post that here because I have had many questions from folks as to when this might happen and how it happens. And ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 16, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/13/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Tuesday, using his authority as supreme lawmaker of the Church, issued a motu proprio that opens another criterion for beatification, or declaring a person to be amongst the ranks of the Blessed. This is a very interesting development, and as the Communion ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 9, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/06/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week three American bishops traveled to Rome with 33 others throughout the world to receive the pallium as new archbishops. Interestingly, all three had Indiana connections and are very familiar names. One was of course Archbishop designate Thompson. The second was his ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 2, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/30/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “You Catholics believe all these things. Where is that in the Bible?” I’ll be honest folks, this one really gets my goat. We’ve all heard it. Maybe at some time or another we’ve even said it. The implication in that kind of question ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 25, 2016

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/23/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Wow! What a full and wonderful week we’ve been able to have here at St. John’s! As many of you probably know, we’ve had our annual Vacation Bible School, and the focus of the week for the kids was learning about the mystery ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 18, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/16/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Happy Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ!

Also, Happy Father’s Day! Since I wrote of Corpus Christi and the procession last week to the Cathedral, I wanted to concentrate in a sense on fatherhood for us, particularly spiritual fatherhood. I have ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 11, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/09/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Blessed Trinity Sunday! I wanted to take the opportunity this week to encourage you to participate in a great event that will be taking place once again this coming Sunday, June 18. For the last several years on Corpus Christi Sunday, there has ... Read More »