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August 12, 2016 issue

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Local stories:

  • Magical moment at baseball game strikes to the heart of a beautiful relationship
  • Archdiocesan pilgrimage to Notre Dame provides ‘reality of being connected’
  • Saint Meinrad monks celebrate jubilees of monastic profession
  • What was in the news on August 12, 1966? Race violence affects a nun, parish holds a ‘Beatle Burning’ protest rally, and the council that never was
  • Grant applications for funds from three endowments are due by Oct. 31

Regular local features:

  • Rejoice in the Lord: Pope Francis asks: ‘Where are our children?’
    • Alégrense en el Señor: El papa Francisco nos pregunta: ‘¿Dónde están los hijos?’
  • Editorial: Refugee team offers testimony to the true spirit of Olympics
  • From the Editor Emeritus: 20th-century Church - Vatican City State established
  • Cornucopia: Remembering the wry northern sense of humor
  • Twenty Something: Olympic inspiration - waiting for that unifying moment
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Senator’s thinking, actions do not jibe with his Catholic faith, reader says
  • Events Calendar
    • Vocation discernment panel discussion set for Aug. 25 at Holy Rosary Parish
    • Sisters of the Living Word to host three hands-on discernment experiences this fall
    • Sisters of St. Benedict offer Taizé service for peace and mercy on Aug. 18
    • All catechists invited to day of formation on Sept. 10 at St. Agnes in Nashville
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: Ebony and Pearl

Catholic News Service:

  • New Zika infection fears spark renewed debate on abortion
  • Patience hailed as a virtue at eucharistic congress’ closing Mass
  • Mercy, poor at center of Blessed Teresa’s canonization events
  • Vatican prepares ‘St. Teresa’ of Kolkata stamp for release
  • The devil’s in the details: After-school Satan club seeks OK in several states
  • Biden called ‘counter-witness’ to Church teaching for presiding at wedding
  • 5,600-plus religious sisters call for civility by candidates in 2016 presidential race
  • Pakistani Church deplores suicide blast at Quetta hospital
  • Forgive others and find peace, pope says during brief visit to Assisi
  • Body found in river near Wichita park identified as missing seminarian
  • Little Sisters provincial accepts highest award from Knights of Columbus
  • Pope Francis: Encounter with suffering makes people authentic witnesses of truth
  • Parish guide on ecology gives practical ideas to combat climate change
  • Column: I have met hope … in person
  • Column: Micah, Xavier—what’s in a name? Plenty, if we look
  • The Sunday Readings: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: The Church encourages participation in ecumenical and interfaith prayer services

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Magical moment at baseball game strikes to the heart of a beautiful relationship

Boys at baseball gameFor nearly everyone who goes to a professional baseball game, the great hope is to come home with a souvenir baseball that was used on the field. Having that hope become a reality is even more thrilling when you’re 12 and your favorite sport is baseball—a passion that you learned from and share with your father. Which makes the story of what Brendan McCormick did at an Indianapolis Indians’ game this season so special. And it becomes even more heartwarming when you learn about Brendan and his dad. (Page 1)
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Archdiocesan pilgrimage to Notre Dame provides ‘reality of being connected’

People praying at Notre Dame grottoIt is said to have been a bitterly cold day on Nov. 26, 1842, when Holy Cross Father Edward Sorin arrived on the 524 acres in northern Indiana he’d been given by the bishop of the Vincennes Diocese to start a Catholic institute of higher learning. Almost 175 years later on July 19, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin and 51 other pilgrims from central and southern Indiana stood on the spot where Father Sorin named what is now the internationally acclaimed University of Notre Dame. (Page 1)
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Bonus features from the Notre Dame Pilgrimage

See a video in which Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin discusses why the University of Notre Dame is a pilgrimage spot; also, look at a group of photos taken from the recent archdiocesan pilgrimage to Notre Dame in July.
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