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July 31, 2015 issue

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Local stories:

  • ‘This place is such a blessing’: St. Vincent de Paul Society president committed to changing the lives of people in poverty
  • Archdiocese releases statement about the arrest of Oscar Vasquez
  • Oldenburg Franciscans have passed on the spirit of St. Francis for nearly 165 years
  • Five Providence sisters celebrate their 50-year jubilees
  • What was in the news on July 30, 1965? Infallibility understood in a clearer light and nuns allowed to distribute Communion in mission territory
  • Serra Club vocations essay: Seeing people serve God in the Church helps teen’s discernment
  • The life of Blessed Junipero Serra

Regular local features:

  • Rejoice in the Lord: Quality education can determine a child’s future
    • Alégrense en el Señor: La educación de calidad es capaz de definir la vida de un niño
  • Editorial: Canonizing Junipero Serra
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Early Church - Two special popes of the fifth century
  • Faith and Family: Know God loves you, and share that love with others
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Providence Sister Alexa Suelzer also contributed to New Jerome Biblical Commentary
    • Story on centenarian ‘is the kind of journalism the world needs,’ reader says
  • Events Calendar
    • Women of Grace Bible Study will be shared at Catholic Radio Indy studios
    • Workshop on workplace bullying to take place at Marian University in Indianapolis
    • Catechists training in Spanish will be offered at St. Patrick Parish in Indianapolis on Aug. 29
      • Entrenamiento en Español para catequistas será ofrecido en la parroquia San Patricio en Indianápolis el 29 de Agosto
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: I Met Jesus Today

Catholic News Service:

  • Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders
  • Papal trip began as World Meeting of Families visit, grew to be three-city U.S. tour and stop in Cuba
  • Celebrated Irish pilgrimage is canceled due to severe weather
  • Nuns ask court for protection from complying with HHS mandate, fines
  • ‘Good Is Winning’ social media effort gears up for Pope Francis’ visit
  • ‘Walk with Francis’ service pledge drive is launched in honor of visit
  • ‘We must recommit ourselves to end’ death penalty, say bishops’ chairmen
  • World Youth Day registration begins; pope is first person to sign up
  • Overtime, overhauls and the ordinary: 2013 goes down in Vatican history
  • Iowa music professor says playing organ at church paved way to Carnegie Hall
  • Column: ‘Laudato Si’ -- Praising God in rural America
  • Column: Finding forgiveness and grace as we deal with tragedy in life
  • Column: The pope’s call to ecological conversion and our response
  • The Sunday Readings: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: Mass is not required by the Church for the validity of an exchange of marriage vows

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St. Vincent de Paul Society president committed to changing the lives of people in poverty

ManWhen John Ryan, the new president of the Indianapolis Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, began volunteering at the organization's food pantry, he was sweeping and mopping the floors. Ever since, he has been moved by the faith of those who come each day for help -- men, women and children of different ages and races. The former senior deputy mayor of Indianapolis now leads the Indianapolis council in creating new, expanded and ambitious plans to help change the lives of people in poverty. (Page 1)
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Oldenburg Franciscans have passed on the spirit of St. Francis for nearly 165 years

NunThe Church’s Year of Consecrated Life began in late November, and will conclude on Feb. 2, 2016. During that time, The Criterion will publish a series of articles featuring the life and history of each of the religious communities based in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. This is the third article in that series and focuses on the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. (Page 3)
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Web-only features

Parish festival listing -- all summer long

Our parish festival listings were included one of our issues in May, but we keep them up all summer, posting periodic corrections and additions. Got a spare weekend? Check our listings at any time via the link below to see where the fun will be each week.
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National and world news you may have missed...

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