Respect Life Celebration
Catholic Charities sponsors the annual Respect Life Celebration, typically during October, which is Respect Life Month. The Celebration recognizes the efforts of parish Respect Life Coordinators and committees in the Diocese of Evansville, and provides a forum for community reflection and discussion on the Church's consistent ethic of life. The Celebration includes Mass, a catered dinner, and a keynote speaker or panel discussion.
This year, Catholic Charities is offering two opportunities to participate in the Respect Life Celebration: a Spanish-language event on Wednesday, October 7; and an English-language event on Thursday, October 8. The keynote speaker at both events is Most Reverend Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami and Metropolitan of the Province of Miami.
For more details and to register, please CLICK HERE!
Catholic Charities Offices Moved To New Location
Catholic Charities opened on Monday, July 6, at their new location on the second floor of the Deaconess VNA Plus Building at 610 E. Walnut Street, the corner of Walnut and Garvin Streets in Evansville.
Indiana Bishops Issue Historic Pastoral Letter on Poverty
For the first time in history, the five bishops in the state of Indiana have joined together to issue a pastoral letter. The letter, Poverty at the Crossroads, offers an in-depth discussion of our Catholic call to See, Judge and Act to mitigate the effects of poverty throughout Indiana. Archbishop Joseph Tobin and his brother bishops, Kevin Rhodes of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, Timothy Doherty of Lafayette-in-Indiana, Charles Thompson of Evansville and Donald Hying of Gary promulgated the Letter on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015. They are asking the Catholic faithful to read and reflect on the pastoral letter throughout Lent. Specifically, they address the root causes of poverty and request deep consideration on how we might respond to strengthen families and improve the education, health care, and employment environments such that incidences of poverty, particularly multi-generational poverty, is reduced. The Pastoral Letter includes reflection questions_ at the end of each section. An addendum provides the contextual setting by offering many current statistics on poverty in Indiana.
Did you know that an $80.00 pair of steel-toed boots is a common barrier to work in our community? Each month many individuals in Southern Indiana turn down employment because they do not have the money to buy the required footwear to start a job. Catholic Charities will collaborate with local human resource directors and temp-to-work firms to identify and refer those in need.
Four Editors Call for End to Death Penalty
The editorial boards of several national Catholic journals (America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor) recently ran a common editorial urging readers and "the whole US Catholic community and all people of faith to stand with us and say 'capital punishment must end.'" You may read the editorial at any of the four sites below:
National Catholic Reporter
National Catholic Register
Our Sunday Visitor
Catholic Charities and the Office of Communications have cooperated with the Evansville chapter of the Indiana Abolition Coalition to draft a brochure that seeks to provide a Catholic perspective on the death penalty. The Indiana Abolition Coalition is a group that tries to build consensus to end the death penalty through education, collaboration, and activism. To view the brochure click here.
Catholic Charities receives Board of Immigration Appeals Recognition!
With a BIA Accredited Representative, we will now be providing LOCAL, LOW-COST, Immigration Legal Services!
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Need help coping?
What would you pay for a good counseling session? $19.71. That’s the average fee paid by counseling clients for a one-hour session with a Catholic Charities Licensed Social Worker. Three counselors serve hundreds of individuals, couples and families each year in Evansville, Jasper, Princeton and Vincennes.
The goal? Ease client stress; facilitate client growth to a place of positive, self-sustaining mental health. Mission accomplished. Average Outcome Rating Scale® scores exceeded national averages.
Call 812.423.5456 for an appointment at any of our four locations.