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Oct 14, 2016 - As responsible Christians and citi- zens, especially as Catholics, as the U.S. Bishops' document stresses, we must familiarize ourselves.
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OCTOBER 14, 2016

Bishop’s

Schedule

Mass and Confirmation, Corpus Christi Parish, Evansville, Saturday, October 15, 4 p.m. CDT. Mass and Confirmation, St. Philip Parish, Posey County, Sunday, October 16, 9:30 a.m. CDT. Mass, University of Evansville Neu Chapel, Evansville, Sunday, October 16, 1 p.m. CDT. Meeting, West Deanery, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Haubstadt, Tuesday, October 18, 10:30 a.m. CDT. Vespers and Installation, Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee, Tuesday, October 18 - Wednesday, October 19. Respect Life Celebration, Good Shepherd Parish, Evansville, Thursday, October 20, 5:30 p.m. CDT.

Following are Pope Francis’ posts to Twitter from Oct. 4 through Oct. 10 OCT. 4 “St. Francis, teach us to be instruments of peace which has its source in God.” #LaudatoSi «San Francisco, enséñanos a ser instrumentos de la paz, que tiene su fuente en Dios.» #LaudatoSi OCT.. 5 “Ecumenical and interreligious dialogue is not a luxury, but something which our world, wounded by conflict and division, increasingly needs.” «El diálogo ecuménico e interreligioso no es un lujo, sino algo que el mundo, herido por conflictos y divisiones, necesita cada día más.» OCT. 6 “It is by loving that the God-who-is-Love is proclaimed to the world.” «Dios – Amor se anuncia amando.» OCT. 7 “The Rosary is a prayer which always accompanies me. It’s also the prayer of ordinary people and the saints...and a prayer from my heart.” «El Rosario es la oración que acompaña siempre mi vida; también es la oración de los sencillos y de los santos . . . . es la oración de mi corazón.» OCT. 8 “Our Lady also wants to bring the great gift of Jesus to us all; and with him she brings us his love, his peace, and his joy.” «La Virgen quiere traer a todos nosotros el gran don que es Jesús; y con Él nos trae su amor, su paz, su alegría.» OCT. 9 “We Christians have a Mother, the same Mother that Jesus had; we have a Father, the same as Jesus. We are not orphans!” «Nosotros cristianos tenemos una Madre, la misma de Jesús; tenemos un Padre, el mismo de Jesús. ¡No somos huérfanos!» OCT. 10 “Punishment should necessarily include hope!” #NoDeathPenalty «¡No hay pena válida sin esperanza!» #NoDeathPenalty

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Like every person, every vote counts Election Day is drawing exempt status for churches, near. While it is both an mosques and temples, preincredible right and an venting ministers or reliBISHOP CHARLES awesome responsibility of gious groups from directly citizenship in our country, advocating for a particular C. THOMPSON voter turnout is expected candidate and/or party. to be rather low on Some accuse ministers Tuesday, Nov. 8. I must admit, especially in terms of and/or churches of hiding behind the tax-exempt-staour presidential candidates, it is difficult to get excited tus argument. Others want the tax-exempt status to be about the choices for the upcoming election. None of removed altogether. While I cannot speak for other the candidates — or parties, for that matter — line up religions, whether Christian or non-Christian, it is my real well with Catholic teaching. Still, as both a responsibility to explain the Catholic position. Christian and a U.S. citizen, I feel obliged to particiAs I mentioned previously, no candidate or party pate in the election process. lines up squarely with Catholic teaching. This It has been said that the Republican party adamantly includes even those politicians who described themfights for the right of persons to be born and then basiselves as Catholics, especially those who somehow cally leaves persons to fend for themselves after birth, justify divorcing their public positions from their sowhile the Democrat party basically operates under the called private-life principles. A basic premise of premise of taking care of only those persons who can Catholic teaching is that our beliefs, if authentic, must make it to birth. Certainly, the behavior of elected offinecessarily be realized in our words and actions. A cials on both sides of the aisle