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 the archbishop's column, the editorial page and our events calendar.

Front pageOur February 16, 2018 issue

Local stories:

  • Pastoral letter focuses on issues of human dignity
    • We are One in Christ: A Pastoral Letter on Fundamentals of Christian Anthropology
    • Somos Uno con Jesucristo: Carta pastoral sobre los fundamentos de la antropología cristiana
  • Bill to expand IVF across state lines advances in House
  • Deacon Donald Dearman was first black permanent deacon in archdiocese
  • Krieg Brothers finds new location after nearly six decades
  • Holy Rosary Parish to sponsor first men’s conference on March 17
    • Lenten speaker series on hiatus
  • Lenten penance services are scheduled at archdiocesan parishes
  • From the Archives: Church dedication committee in Terre Haute

Regular local features:

  • Christ the Cornerstone: Lenten season is a time of repentance and renewal
    • Cristo, la piedra angular: La Cuaresma es una época de arrepentimiento y renovación
  • The Face of Mercy: Pope Francis says sin separates us from God and each other
    • El rostro de la misericordia: El papa Francisco señala que el pecado nos separa de Dios y del prójimo
  • Editorial: Finding healing, hope in the person of Jesus Christ
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Black Catholics in U.S. history: This week, Henriette Delille
  • That All May Be One: Building bridges is goal of interreligious relationships, dialogue
  • Worship and Evangelization Outreach: Encountering God in the silence
  • Reflection: Valentine’s Day falling on Ash Wednesday offered a chance to deepen our view on love
  • Public Schedule of Archbishop Charles C. Thompson
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Offer help, talk about, and make a difference in fighting drug abuse epidemic
  • Events Calendar
    • Retrouvaille weekend for struggling marriages set for Feb. 23-25 in Indianapolis
    • Batesville Deanery offers ‘A Lenten Night of Worship’ on Feb. 25
    • Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for Healing After Abortion set for March 9-11
    • Saint Meinrad will host Black History Lecture on Feb. 27
    • Catholic Charities Indianapolis ‘Reverse Raffle & Big 30’ scheduled for Feb. 24
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: Seeds and Ashes

Catholic News Service:

  • Pilgrimage of faith: Nun’s recovery at Lourdes grotto recognized as 70th official miraculous healing at the shrine
  • Objections raised over Notre Dame’s new change on contraceptive coverage
  • Report shows NGOs adhering to policy to keep aid from covering abortion
  • Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he is journeying ‘Home’ toward God
  • Only sin can make a person impure, Pope Francis says at Angelus
  • Case on transfer of archbishop’s body is returned to original court
  • Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says
  • Pope asks people to work together to end human trafficking
  • Column: Camaraderie, cohesiveness, unity of community mark 2018 March for Life
  • The Sunday Readings: First Sunday of Lent
  • Question Corner: Church law prohibits sale of blessed objects used for religious devotion


  • Early Church practices show centrality of penance, humility in Lent
  • A prayerful examination of conscience at the beginning of the Lenten season

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