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 May 18, 2018 issue

Local stories:

  • ‘I finally found my home’: College student, young adult and grandparent share their stories of being called to the Catholic faith
    • A twin, a saint and grace lead young adult to Catholic faith
    • God’s love, forgiveness make baptized grandparent ‘feel new every day’
    • Welcome, new Catholics
  • Father Gerald Burkert remembered for his ‘gentle, unassuming nature’
  • Shelby County parishes form new St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Race for Vocations team members offer ‘beautiful witness’ of faith
  • From the Archives: St. Monica Parish 25th Anniversary
  • Parishes change Mass times due to holiday weekend, Indy 500 race
  • Official Appointments

Regular local features:

  • Christ the Cornerstone: Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts on Pentecost and beyond
    • Cristo, la piedra angular: Ven, Espíritu Santo, llena nuestros corazones en Pentecostés y más allá
  • The Face of Mercy: As missionary disciples, we are called to oppose all forms of injustice and pursue holiness
    • El rostro de la misericordia: Como discípulos misioneros estamos llamados a oponernos a todas las formas de injusticia y a buscar la santidad
  • Editorial: The month of May is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • From the Editor Emeritus: The Fighting Sullivans was an inspirational movie during WWII
  • That All May Be One: Ecumenical partners are called to speak that others might hear
  • Worship and Evangelization Outreach: Don’t just sing at Mass; sing the Mass
  • Investing with Faith: Blended giving allows you to complete the ‘circle of giving’
  • Public Schedule of Archbishop Charles C. Thompson
  • Letters to the Editor
    • A special ‘thank you’ to St. Christopher Parish for hosting Mass of Remembrance
  • Events Calendar
    • Alumnae brunch for former St. Agnes Academy set for June 3, register by May 30
    • Seminar on Christian consoling to take place in New Albany on June 6
    • Providence Sisters accepting Providence Associate applications through May 31
    • Buy ducks now for Terre Haute Catholic Charities rubber duck regatta on July 4
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: Mother Mary

Catholic News Service:

  • ‘Selfie’ culture leads to alienation, departure from reality, pope says
  • Jerusalem archbishop calls for prayers for peace as violence increases
  • Encouragement should be heritage a pope or bishop leaves, Pope Francis says
  • Pope Francis is ‘most fearless man I ever met,’ says German filmmaker Wenders
  • Catholics get chance to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day
  • Accompanying migrants is the Gospel way, Church official says
  • Column: An advocate for the Gospel of Life
  • Column: What we learned from the ongoing debate about the life of Alfie Evans
  • The Sunday Readings: Pentecost Sunday
  • Question Corner: People with serious illnesses are not obligated to attend Sunday Mass


  • The Holy Spirit takes us on ‘a journey into holiness’
  • Pentecost was an important feast in the earliest days of the Church

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