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February 17, 2017 issue

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Local stories:

  • Record $7.1 million raised as annual event celebrates lasting gift of Catholic education
    • Spirit of caring, love of faith are evident in CCSV award winners
  • Vatican Observatory director reflects on how astronomy can lead to worship
    • Faith and science need not be in conflict, says Jesuit brother and astronomer
  • Priests join event opposing immigrant and refugee discrimination
  • Bill would add abortion reversal pill to informed consent law
  • Book shares couple’s story of courage, faith through terminal illness
  • Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference set for March 25

Regular local features:

  • The Face of Mercy: Pope Francis reaches out and seeks to engage young people
    • El rostro de la misericordia: El papa Francisco busca acercarse a los jóvenes
  • Editorial: Living in our post-Christian culture
  • From the Editor Emeritus: A fact-finding trip to the Middle East 35 years ago
  • That All May Be One: Nation can follow example of civility among faiths
  • Worship and Evangelization Outreach: Discipleship is at the heart of SPRED community
  • Letters to the Editor
    • No letters were printed this week
  • Events Calendar
    • Lenten program to focus on Merton’s last book; registration deadline is Feb. 27
    • Movie about Medjugorje to be shown on March 7 at Glendale Theater in Indy
    • The Cross and the Light performances in Carmel, Ind., on March 10-12
    • Providence Associate application process is open through May 31
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Benedictine Father Gavin Barnes taught, directed dramas with students for decades
  • My Journey to God: Living in Harmony with Others

Catholic News Service:

  • Arizona mother deported from U.S. taken in by shelter just across border
  • Stalled action on proposed religious freedom order raises concerns
  • Health care is not a business, but a service to life, Pope Francis says
  • World needs women, not for what they do, but who they are, Pope Francis says
  • Catholic Charities agencies eye layoffs over uncertainty on refugees
  • Vatican canon law official’s booklet explains provisions of ‘Amoris Laetitia’
  • At audience, pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims
  • Vatican releases updated, expanded guidelines for bioethical questions
  • Be Christians of substance, not appearance, pope says at Angelus
  • Column: The age of noise
  • Column: President should look at Washington’s Farewell Address
  • The Sunday Readings: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: Refrain from work, other activities that prevent proper worship on Sundays


  • Natural family planning respects God’s plan for married life, love
  • God through natural law calls married couples to responsible parenthood

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Record $7.1 million raised as annual event celebrates lasting gift of Catholic education

CCSV group photoDuring a celebration when it was announced that a record $7.1 million has been raised in the past year to help children receive a Catholic education in the archdiocese, keynote speaker James Danko shared a poignant tale of how the world can be changed through the faith-filled actions of one person. Danko then shared two telling stories about his uncle with the 600 people who attended the 21st annual Celebrating Catholic School Values event in Union Station in Indianapolis on Feb. 9. (Page 1)
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Vatican Observatory director reflects on how astronomy can lead to worship

Astronomy priest speaksFrom the outside, it almost looks like a church. It’s a rectangular building with tall walls and a large dome at one end of its roof. On the inside, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno enters into worship of God on a regular basis, but not while kneeling before an altar at Mass. The building houses the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope on Mount Graham in southern Arizona, which is part of the Vatican Observatory, one of the world’s oldest astronomical research institutions. Brother Guy, its director, spoke about the work of the observatory, the Church’s promotion of scientific research over the centuries and the intersection of faith and science in a Feb. 7 presentation titled “The Heavens Proclaim: Astronomy as Worship” at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. (Page 1)
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