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May 4, 2018 issue

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Local stories:

  • ‘We’re all part of this together’: Former Colts player shares three principles that guide his life, his faith and his family
    • Helping others at the heart of Spirit of Service winners’ lives of faith
  • Youth-designed retreat reminds teens they are ‘priceless’ to God
  • Photos: Faith, worship and service (print edition only)
  • Photos: Cultural fun (print edition only)
  • From the Archives: Confirmation at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Greencastle

Regular local features:

  • Christ the Cornerstone: 50 years later, ‘Humanae Vitae’ is still prophetic
    • Cristo, la piedra angular: Cincuenta años después de publicada, ‘Humanae Vitae’ sigue siendo profética
  • Editorial: Poll shows need for evangelization
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Eddie Doherty - Newspaperman, author, three marriages, priest
  • Cornucopia: Immigrants are not the issue, but attitude toward them is
  • It's All Good: When it comes to our faith and Creator, our children are listening
  • Reflection: Respect God’s plan for putting care of children in the hands of parents
  • Public Schedule of Archbishop Charles C. Thompson
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Tragic case of British toddler shows without a ‘right,’ things go very wrong, reader says
  • Events Calendar
    • Free dental care being offered in Indianapolis, Terre Haute on May 20
    • Colts’ GM Chris Ballard to speak at Catholic Radio Indy golf outing on May 22
    • 5K family and pet walk to benefit Catholic Charities Indianapolis on May 20
    • Katie’s 5K Walk for Hope planned at Roncalli High School on May 19
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Kenneth Boehm, 59, father of Father Dustin Boehm, died on April 20
  • My Journey to God: Praying with the Gospels - The Tears of a Sinner

Catholic News Service:

  • Clergy abuse survivors are grateful after private meetings with pope
  • U.S. bishops throw support behind another bipartisan bill to protect undocumented youths
  • Pope asks Catholics to pray rosary for peace each day in May
  • Cardinal Pell ordered to stand trial on abuse charges in Australia
  • New Pittsburgh Diocese plan will see number of parishes drop from 188 to 57
  • Woman maps the worldwide Church, helping it serve its mission
  • Nun who protests ‘immoral’ nuclear weapons is focus of film
  • Baltimore Catholic school removes Cosby name from building
  • Pope Francis, others mourn death of British toddler Alfie Evans
  • Demonizing immigrants hardens American heart, says cardinal
  • Pope: Without love and service, Church is just an ‘empty institution’
  • Dismissal of Catholic House of Representatives chaplain sparks outrage
  • Column: At the marketplace of culture
  • The Sunday Readings: Sixth Sunday of Easter
  • Question Corner: Accommodation can be made for worshippers affected by incense


  • Engaged couples should discuss habits to build up virtues
  • Married couples are signs of Christ’s mystical union with the Church

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Former Colts player shares three principles that guide his life, his faith and his family

Spirit of Service award winnersIn a moment, Joe Reitz would tell the story of his memorable first meeting with Peyton Manning to the audience at the archdiocese’s Spirit of Service Awards Dinner in Indianapolis. But first, the former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman shared the story of one of the most difficult times of his life. It happened in early September of 2010. For two years, Reitz had been living the unlikely dream of being a former college basketball player who had made the transition to playing in the National Football League (NFL). Yet after being a member of the Baltimore Ravens, Reitz was cut from the team, leaving him feeling devastated that his career in the NFL was coming to an unexpected end. (Page 1)
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Youth-designed retreat reminds teens they are ‘priceless’ to God

Women on retreatSometimes, simple ideas develop into grand projects. And sometimes, the result of such projects have a tremendous impact on others. Take Anna Scott, a 17-year-old‑member of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg. A simple “lock-in” idea she had for high school girls of the parish turned into a 24-hour ecumenical retreat reminding 27 young women of their infinite worth—not based on boyfriends or social status, but on their value in God’s eyes. She named the retreat “Priceless.” (Page 7)
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From the Archives: Confirmation at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Greencastle

Archival photoFollowing a confirmation liturgy, Archbishop Paul C. Schulte posed for a photograph with altar servers at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Greencastle on March 2, 1959. From left to right in the photo are Pat Harrold, left, Bobby Tennis, Archbishop Schulte, Fleck Conrad and Paul Harrold. This photo originally appeared in the Putnam County Graphic newspaper. (Page 16)
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