In the upcoming print issue of The Criterion

The latest edition of The Criterion has been printed and is on its way to subscribers. Below is a list of stories that will be appearing in the issue,along with regular features like Archbishop Buechlein's column, the editorial page and our newly redesigned events calendar.

Our January 20, 2006 issue

Local stories:

  • Pastoral ministry assignments help deacon candidates grow
  • Archbishop: Death penalty fails to bring closure
  • Driving legislation for immigrants to be addressed
  • Students, seminarians and adults to attend March for Life
  • Criterion Web site grows during first year, launches new blog
  • ‘Mission Day’ will help people cope with traumatic loss
  • Retreat for separated and divorced Catholics focuses on forgiveness

Regular local features:

  • Seeking the Face of the Lord: Thanks to all who volunteer their services to the Church
  • Buscando la Cara del Señor: Gracias a todos aquellos que prestan sus servicios voluntarios a la Iglesia
  • Editorials
    • Stem cell research
    • Middle East conflict
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Jesus in the Gospels - The final judgment
  • Cornucopia: It’s a terrible thing to be childless
  • Faithful Lines: Notre Dame project helps redefine feminism
  • Be Our Guest: Death penalty and immigration are key legislative issues
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Why latest Vatican instruction was needed
  • Events Calendar
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Providence Sister Louise Leary served as a teacher for 39 years
    • Benedictine Sister Francesca Brogan was a teacher from Indianapolis
  • My Journey to God: Epiphany

Catholic News Service:

  • Pope’s first encyclical nearing release, say Vatican officials
  • Supreme Court rejects federal effort to prohibit physician-assisted suicide
  • Intelligent design not science, says Vatican newspaper
  • Bishop Gumbleton says priest abused him when he was a teenager
  • Pope condemns efforts to offer abortion pill, urges family protection
  • New Jersey passes death penalty moratorium measure
  • Column: Reporting back on Wal-Mart
  • Column: Laity addressing parish challenges
  • The Sunday Readings: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: Prelate’s coat of arms indicates episcopal status


  • Ecclesial lay ministry was started 25 years ago
  • God calls Catholics to be lay ministers
  • Discussion point: Dioceses help train lay ministers


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