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May 6, 2016 issue

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Local stories:

  • ‘We are here to serve others’: Speedway president encourages audience to win the race that places others first
    • Spirit of Service winners live out their faith by helping others
  • New Catholics follow varied paths to the Church at Easter
    • Welcome, New Catholics
  • Priests seek to show forth God’s beauty through art
    • College student gives credit to priest for helping her combine faith and art to show God’s beauty in the world
  • Church’s diversity on display at Intercultural Ministry banquet; three honored for their work
  • What was in the news on May 6, 1966? Good riddance to the Index of Forbidden Books, and a decision about female altar servers
  • College seminary to host Bishop Bruté Days on June 14-17

Regular local features:

  • Rejoice in the Lord: Give thanks to God for the joy his love and mercy have made possible
    • Alégrense en el Señor: Demos gracias a Dios por la alegría que Su amor y Su misericordia han hecho posible
  • Editorial: Pope writes against clericalism
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Imperiled Church - Sun King controlled the Church in France
  • It's All Good: In ministry of motherhood, God uses us in wonderful ways
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Remember, no matter your age, life is a time to perform good works
    • The world needs more people like Bernie Price, Criterion reader says
  • Events Calendar
    • Discount registration date is May 31 for All City, All Catholic High School Reunion for Class of 1966
    • Katie’s 5K Run/Walk for Hope set for May 21
    • Global Catholicism is topic of May 21 workshop at Catholic Center in Indianapolis
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Benedictine Brother Philip Ripley served in parish ministry for nearly 40 years
  • My Journey to God: My Mother’s Prayer

Catholic News Service:

  • World must respond to Islamic State genocide actions, United Nations’ conference hears
  • Petitioners want U.N. to respond to Islamic State attacks on Christians
  • Father Daniel Berrigan, advocate for justice, peace, poor, dies at 94
  • Pope Francis to celebrate Mass, welcome homeless on pilgrimage to Rome
  • Catholic vote not as monolithic as it once was, but still important
  • True believers serve others, Pope Francis says at audience
  • New ordinations give reason for hope, but need for priests still great
  • Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, Pope Francis says
  • Column: Reflections of a mom
  • Column: Accepting what God has chosen for us—no matter our age
  • Column: Follow mercy, not anger
  • The Sunday Readings: The Ascension of the Lord
  • Question Corner: Standing in line to receive Communion calls for being ‘respectful and reverent’


  • Bearing wrongs can restore relationships through mercy
  • Jesus shows his followers how to bear unjust suffering with patience

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New Catholics follow varied paths to the Church at Easter

New Catholics with priestAs the Church marks the resurrection of Christ at Easter, it also welcomes new members who enter into their own new life as Catholics. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis welcomed 910 souls into the full communion of the Church on Easter weekend through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) in parishes throughout central and southern Indiana. (Page 1)
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Speedway president encourages audience to win the race that places others first

Spirit of Service Award winnersAs the president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it seemed fitting that Doug Boles immediately knew that Howdy Wilcox was the winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1919. Yet Boles showed a measure of grace and preparation as the keynote speaker of the archdiocese’s Spirit of Service Awards Dinner in Indianapolis on April 27 when he noted that 1919 was also the year when Catholic Charities Indianapolis began helping the poor and vulnerable in central Indiana. (Page 1)
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Web-only features

Photo Gallery: Intercultural Ministry Banquet

People at Intercultural dinnerThough the food was among the featured attractions of the second archdiocesan Intercultural Ministry Awards Banquet on April 23 at the Knights of Columbus McGowan Hall in Indianapolis, the dancing, music and singing from various cultures added to the portrait of the Church’s diversity on display.
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National and world news you may have missed...

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