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June 24, 2016 issue

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Local stories:

  • ‘They are family’: Emotions run deep for retiring sister who helped parishes live their faith
  • Archbishop Lori finds encouragement for the Church in ongoing religious liberty struggles
  • Former Anglican priest to make history as first married priest in archdiocese
  • Pilgrims walk 60 miles to visit shrine of St. Theodora and ‘grow closer to God’
  • What was in the news on June 24, 1966? The authority of bishops expanded, a new mother superior, and a writer argues for women priests
  • Serra Club vocations essay: Retired priest gives student a vibrant example of God’s mercy
  • Ordination Mass to be live-streamed on archdiocesan website on June 25

Regular local features:

  • Rejoice in the Lord: The vocation of the family is ‘to teach love’
    • Alégrense en el Señor: La vocación de la familia es la ‘enseñanza del amor’
  • Editorial: The Catholic Church in China
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Imperiled Church - The end of the Papal States
  • Corncopia: Say the right thing at the right time for the right reason
  • Emmaus Walk: What’s new? God will not be outdone in generosity
  • Faith and Family: The Holy Spirit can guide us through the light and shadows of life
  • Letters to the Editor
    • In appreciation for Father Robeson and Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary
  • Events Calendar
    • West Point grad
    • All Saints Parish to display Nativity sets from around the world during festivals
    • Shop INN-Spired Gift Shop in Beech Grove to hold sale on July 9
    • SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish seeking local artists for fall festival
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Jeanne Duvelius, 76, mother of Father Dennis Duvelius, died on June 11
    • Benedictine Father Damian Schmelz was college seminary professor, leader in Indiana ecology, Sagamore of the Wabash
  • My Journey to God: Daddy!

Catholic News Service:

  • Too many couples do not understand marriage is for life, Pope Francis says
  • Family petitions court to move body of Archbishop Sheen to Peoria
  • Chairman, witnesses at hearing look at threats to religious freedom
  • ‘God is here to grieve with us,’ says priest aiding families
  • Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack
  • ‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change
  • Vatican marks anniversary of environmental encyclical by launching new website
  • Column: Seeing through the intersex confusion
  • The Sunday Readings: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: The Church has requirements that must be met before minors can be baptized


  • Love can grow as spouses deepen their knowledge of one other
  • Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of Love’ can strengthen marriage preparation programs

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Emotions run deep for retiring sister who helped parishes live their faith

Franciscan Sister Christine Ernstes and othersTears started to pool in the eyes of Franciscan Sister Christine Ernstes. She could feel the emotion rising within her as she sat in the sanctuary during a recent Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Millhousen, where she has served as the parish life coordinator for the past 21 years. “I saw all these people coming up for Communion, and I thought of how all of them had touched my life, and how I had touched theirs,” she recalls. “I almost cried just because they are so much a part of my life. They are family.” (Page 1)
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Former Anglican priest to make history as first married priest in archdiocese

Transitional Deacon Luke ReeseOn June 29, transitional Deacon Luke Reese, a former Anglican priest, will become the first married priest in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis when he is ordained in a liturgy witnessed by his wife Gina of 24 years and their seven children. Soon after, Deacon Reese will begin ministering in parishes in central and southern Indiana, another step in a winding spiritual journey for him and his family. “I’m really excited about it,” said Deacon Reese, who was ordained to the diaconate on May 31. “I look forward to the adventure of it all.” (Page 3)
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Web-only features

Live-Stream of priestly ordination Mass

At 10 a.m. on June 25, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will live-stream on its website the ordination liturgy of six priests at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin will ordain transitional deacons James Brockmeier, Anthony Hollowell, Douglas Hunter, Kyle Rodden, Matthew Tucci and Nicholas Ajpacaja Tzoc to the priesthood. The ordination Mass will be archived on the website so it can be viewed in the future as well.
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