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February 16, 2018 issue

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Local stories:

  • Pastoral letter focuses on issues of human dignity
    • We are One in Christ: A Pastoral Letter on Fundamentals of Christian Anthropology
    • Somos Uno con Jesucristo: Carta pastoral sobre los fundamentos de la antropología cristiana
  • Bill to expand IVF across state lines advances in House
  • Deacon Donald Dearman was first black permanent deacon in archdiocese
  • Krieg Brothers finds new location after nearly six decades
  • Holy Rosary Parish to sponsor first men’s conference on March 17
    • Lenten speaker series on hiatus
  • Lenten penance services are scheduled at archdiocesan parishes
  • From the Archives: Church dedication committee in Terre Haute

Regular local features:

  • Christ the Cornerstone: Lenten season is a time of repentance and renewal
    • Cristo, la piedra angular: La Cuaresma es una época de arrepentimiento y renovación
  • The Face of Mercy: Pope Francis says sin separates us from God and each other
    • El rostro de la misericordia: El papa Francisco señala que el pecado nos separa de Dios y del prójimo
  • Editorial: Finding healing, hope in the person of Jesus Christ
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Black Catholics in U.S. history: This week, Henriette Delille
  • That All May Be One: Building bridges is goal of interreligious relationships, dialogue
  • Worship and Evangelization Outreach: Encountering God in the silence
  • Reflection: Valentine’s Day falling on Ash Wednesday offered a chance to deepen our view on love
  • Public Schedule of Archbishop Charles C. Thompson
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Offer help, talk about, and make a difference in fighting drug abuse epidemic
  • Events Calendar
    • Retrouvaille weekend for struggling marriages set for Feb. 23-25 in Indianapolis
    • Batesville Deanery offers ‘A Lenten Night of Worship’ on Feb. 25
    • Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for Healing After Abortion set for March 9-11
    • Saint Meinrad will host Black History Lecture on Feb. 27
    • Catholic Charities Indianapolis ‘Reverse Raffle & Big 30’ scheduled for Feb. 24
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: Seeds and Ashes

Catholic News Service:

  • Pilgrimage of faith: Nun’s recovery at Lourdes grotto recognized as 70th official miraculous healing at the shrine
  • Objections raised over Notre Dame’s new change on contraceptive coverage
  • Report shows NGOs adhering to policy to keep aid from covering abortion
  • Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he is journeying ‘Home’ toward God
  • Only sin can make a person impure, Pope Francis says at Angelus
  • Case on transfer of archbishop’s body is returned to original court
  • Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says
  • Pope asks people to work together to end human trafficking
  • Column: Camaraderie, cohesiveness, unity of community mark 2018 March for Life
  • The Sunday Readings: First Sunday of Lent
  • Question Corner: Church law prohibits sale of blessed objects used for religious devotion


  • Early Church practices show centrality of penance, humility in Lent
  • A prayerful examination of conscience at the beginning of the Lenten season

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Pastoral letter focuses on issues of human dignity

One in Christ logoIn a pastoral letter addressed to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of central and southern Indiana issued on Feb. 14, Ash Wednesday, Archbishop Charles C. Thompson explores a number of issues that are widely debated in society from the perspective of Christian anthropology, which he described as “the way Christians view human dignity and the end or purpose of human society.” The faithful’s response to issues such as immigration, abortion, racism, religious liberty and drug abuse, Archbishop Thompson said, should be “deeply rooted in the Church’s understanding of the origin, nature and destiny of the human person as revealed in Jesus Christ.” (Page 1)
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Krieg Brothers finds new location after nearly six decades

Krieg Brothers old locationIn 2014, Jane and John O'Connor heard about an opportunity to buy Krieg Brothers, a family-owned Catholic supply and retail store in Indianapolis founded in 1892. The business was sold in 2011 and scaled drastically down in size and services. The man who purchased the business decided to close Krieg Brothers permanently in early 2014. In April 2014, the couple re-opened Krieg Brothers on the same corner where it had stood since the early 1960s, on Meridian Street a few blocks south of Monument Circle. But then came the unexpected need in 2017 to find a new location. (Page 13)
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Holy Rosary Parish to sponsor first men’s conference on March 17

The first Catholic Men’s Conference and Retreat sponsored by Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on March 17 at the Indianapolis South Deanery faith community. It will feature speakers Father Vincent Lampert, pastor of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg and archdiocesan exorcist; Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Father Michael Magiera, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Rockdale, Ill., and previous associate pastor and administrator of Holy Rosary; and Father Martin Rodriguez, associate pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Indianapolis. Titled “Christ: Authentic Manliness,” the conference will seek to help attendees learn more about their mission and duty as Catholic men. (Page 13)
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Lenten resources

Lenten image Each year, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis provides special Lenten resources online – the daily readings, archived columns from our current and former archbishops, Stations of the Cross and links of interest. We encourage you to share the link with others, most particularly because it also includes the full listing of penance schedules from around the archdiocese.
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