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April 25, 2014 issue

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Local stories:

  • ‘I want my students to get to heaven’: Teacher’s emphasis on ‘modeling’ leads to archdiocese’s highest honor for educator
  • Teacher with ‘greatest job in the world’ earns national award
    • Finalists for teaching honor come from throughout the archdiocese
  • Pastor’s focus on relationships leads to national education honor
  • Oils blessed and priests renew ordination promises at annual archdiocesan chrism Mass on April 15
  • Vatican office denies appeal of merger of St. Pius Parish in Ripley County
  • A Promise to Keep teens honored for mentoring adolescents
  • Catholic schools bring people to the Church with help of UCA funds

Regular local features:

  • Rejoice in the Lord: We are an Easter people connected by humility, hope, purpose
    • Alégrense en el Señor: Somos un pueblo de Pascua unidos por humildad, esperanza y propósito
  • Editorial: Remembering ‘Good Pope John’
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Old Testament - Leviticus, the Jews’ first book of laws
  • Cornucopia: The ‘voice of the turtle’ is still heard loud and clear
  • Faith and Family: Encounter with a saint led to a deepened relationship with Christ
  • Letters to the Editor
    • President Obama has similar sense of social justice to Pope Francis, reader says
  • Events Calendar
    • Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offered on May 2-4
    • The Gift Shop at Providence Center begins inventory reduction sale
    • Father Peter Stravinskas, noted Catholic educator, to speak at St. Luke on May 4
    • Katie’s Hope run/walk set for May 17 at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: God’s Grace

Catholic News Service:

  • Easter proclaims that love gives life, pope says; share it with others
  • Jesus wants everyone to serve others with love, pope says
  • Holy Fathers: Is being pope a shortcut to sainthood? An ongoing debate
  • Canonization Mass to be broadcast live on EWTN, other media outlets
  • Pope Francis sends Easter eggs to hospitalized children, gift to the homeless
  • Column: A path of renewal for the Catholic sterilized couple
  • Column: Christianity’s timeless lessons to society in a rush
  • The Sunday Readings: Divine Mercy Sunday
  • Question Corner: Use sensitivity in explaining Jesus’ crucifixion to young children


  • Let go of jealously, resentment to experience the joy of Easter
  • Easter season helps Catholics connect the Resurrection to life’s challenges

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Teacher with ‘greatest job in the world’ earns national award

Teacher and studentsOn the wall of Lisa Vogel's classroom she has a picture of every student she has taught at St. Mary School in North Vernon during the past 15 years. “I have the greatest job in the world, and the rewards and blessings are infinite,” she says. It’s things like that that help explain why Vogel was selected as one of the 11 national recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Teacher Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). (Page 8)
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A Promise to Keep teens honored for mentoring adolescents

Young studentsWhen Archbishop Tobin addressed the 150 teenagers at a luncheon at the Catholic Center in Indianapolis on April 10, he spoke about sexuality. “The gift of human sexuality is a lot like a fire,” he said. “Fire can do really good things for you. It can warm the house, cook your food, light your path. But it can also burn and scar, and finally destroy. It all depends on the decisions you make with that gift.” These teens—along with 225 additional high school students unable to attend the luncheon—serve as mentors in the archdiocesan A Promise to Keep program. (Page 7)
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Web-only features

Photo Gallery: Annual Chrism Mass

Archdiocesan chrism MassCelebrated annually during Holy Week, the chrism Mass is the occasion when holy oils used in the sacraments are blessed and priests ministering in the archdiocese renew their ordination promises. Representatives from parishes and religious communities across central and southern Indiana receive the oils during the Mass then take them back to their faith communities. See photos from the event.
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