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April 20, 2018 issue

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Local stories:

  • A journey of healing: Unlikely companions cross the Camino, traveling from brokenness to brotherhood
  • Msgr. Stumpf to lead pilgrimage to shrines in France this fall
  • Century-old Holy Trinity bells find new home at St. Malachy
  • New culinary training program hopes to transform the lives of women
  • From the Archives: New church construction in Mitchell

Regular local features:

  • Christ the Cornerstone: The Good Shepherd lays down his life for us
    • Cristo, la piedra angular: El Buen Pastor da la vida por nosotros
  • The Face of Mercy: The Lord’s Prayer brings us closer to Holy Trinity
    • El rostro de la misericordia: El Padre Nuestro nos acerca más a la Santísima Trinidad
  • Editorial: Does hell exist? What about heaven?
  • From the Editor Emeritus: A harrowing plane ride to Buenos Aires back in 1974
  • That All May Be One: 2018 Interfaith Ambassadors build bridges with dialogue
  • Worship and Evangelization Outreach: ‘Be not afraid’ to evangelize, welcome those fallen away
  • Investing with Faith: Let spring inspire your spirit as well as your senses
  • Public Schedule of Archbishop Charles C. Thompson
  • Letters to the Editor
    • No letters were printed this week
  • Events Calendar
    • Right to Life of Indianapolis to host day of prayer and protest on April 28
    • Pilgrimages honoring the Blessed Mother to be held Sundays in May in St. Meinrad
    • K of C golf outing on May 14 to benefit Pregnancy Care Center in Lawrenceburg
    • Sidewalk Advocates of Indianapolis to host training seminar on May 5
    • Program matches seniors age 55 and older with volunteer opportunities
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: Follow Me

Catholic News Service:

  • Administration’s border policies cross the line for Church leaders and advocates
  • ‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks Pope Francis
  • Successor to civil rights leader urges unity in Baltimore sermon
  • Manila Archdiocese receives relic of St. John Paul II’s blood
  • Fifty years after release, ‘Humanae Vitae’ praised as prophetic
  • Artificial contraception, abortion have damaged society, say speakers
  • Respect life of severely ill patients like Alfie Evans, pope says
  • Retired Pope Benedict celebrates 91st birthday
  • Chilean abuse victims welcome pope’s letter, call for zero tolerance
  • Column: “Cowboys,” infertility and deeper moral questions
  • Column: Spring offers opportunity to develop virtues of gardening
  • The Sunday Readings: Fourth Sunday of Easter
  • Question Corner: Mother Angelica lived Gospel commission to make disciples


  • Sense of the faithful helps preserve Church teaching
  • Catholics grow in knowledge of the faith with the help of the Church

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A journey of healing: Unlikely companions cross the Camino, traveling from brokenness to brotherhood

Friends on pilgrimageMark Peredo knew he had to do something drastic. He had just returned from a journey that many people consider the trip of a lifetime—a journey that often restores a sense of peace, healing and spirituality to a person’s heart and soul. Yet after his 27-day, 600-mile walking pilgrimage across the Camino in France and Spain in late 2016, all that Peredo felt was a lingering combination of anger and brokenness. He was still trying to come to terms with the recent death of his father, who had always been his best friend. And he was still trying to completely recover emotionally and physically from the horrific accident in 2015 that nearly killed him. (Page 1)
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Century-old Holy Trinity bells find new home at St. Malachy

People with bellsFor 107 years, the three bronze bells of Holy Trinity Church on Indianapolis’ west side called local Catholics to worship. But the bells of the Slovenian-founded parish fell silent on Nov. 30, 2014, when the faith community was merged with nearby St. Anthony Parish. For more than 50 years, former Holy Trinity parishioner Paul Barbarich listened to the bells—and sometimes rang them. With a few tears in his eyes, Barbarich, 58, watched as the 600-, 900- and 1,800‑pound auditory icons were removed from their tower on March 14. He shared his thoughts with The Criterion as a large crane extracted the bells one by one. (Page 10)
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