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May 20, 2016 issue

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Local stories:

  • ‘Godspeed’: Faith courses through the 100th running of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’
    • Parishes change Mass times due to holiday weekend and Indianapolis 500 race
  • Compassion will guide Bethuram as executive director of Catholic Charities
  • Archbishop Tobin to lead pilgrimage to Notre Dame
  • Archbishop Tobin notes ‘good stewards understand anything we have is a gift’ at Miter Society Mass, reception
  • Mass honors all married couples, where ‘Jesus is present in marriage’
  • Women hope seminar spurs interest to start local Nursing Honor Guard
  • What was in the news on May 20, 1966? A record number of high school graduates, the role of women in Catholic journalism, and mixed marriage reactions

Regular local features:

  • Rejoice in the Lord: The face of mercy is the Blessed Trinity
    • Alégrense en el Señor: La Santísima Trinidad es el rostro de la misericordia
  • Editorial: Pentecost reminds us that we are never alone
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Imperiled Church - The 18th century was a disaster
  • That All May Be One: Spirit’s work is evident at gathering on Christian unity
  • Worship and Evangelization Outreach: We are spiritual beings on a human journey
  • Letters to the Editor
    • No letters were printed this week
  • Events Calendar
    • Benedict Inn in Beech Grove offers Garden Retreat on June 16
    • Mary’s Garden Party Camp set for June 17-19 in Greenfield
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: Your First (and every) Holy Communion

Catholic News Service:

  • Supreme Court justices send Little Sisters’ case back to lower courts
  • Pope tells women religious Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith will study women deacons
  • Pope did not say he’d ordain women deacons, spokesman says
  • Cardinal Wuerl encourages Notre Dame graduates to rely on faith to change world
  • Obama directive on transgender access to facilities is ‘deeply disturbing,’ bishops say
  • Column: Embryos and the ‘14-day rule’
  • Column: Take time to celebrate the truly important things in life
  • The Sunday Readings: The Most Holy Trinity
  • Question Corner: Assisted suicide violates the sacredness of life and a person’s natural dignity


  • Human and theological virtues aid in showing mercy to others
  • Advice and encouragement on living a life of virtue are found throughout the Bible

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‘Godspeed’: Faith courses through the 100th running of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’

Archbishop Tobin praying at the Indy 500Minutes before 33 race cars roar down the front stretch of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29 at the start of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, silence will envelope the historic track as hundreds of thousands of spectators join Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin in an invocation prayer. Millions more around the world, listening to or watching radio and television broadcasts of the event known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” will hear him pray and say “Godspeed” in the mother tongues of all the drivers. (Page 1)
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Mass honors all married couples, where ‘Jesus is present in marriage’

CYO award winnersSeventy-one years ago, Elbert and Mildred Grannan professed their marital vows in the sacrament of marriage. Four months ago, Daniel and Gabriela Ross did the same. On April 25, the Grannans and Rosses again professed those vows—along with 89 other couples from parishes across central and southern Indiana—during the Marriage Day Mass at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. The Mass and reception that followed were sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Pro-Life and Family Life to recognize the presence of Christ in the sacrament of marriage. (Pages 10)
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