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April 21, 2017 issue

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Local stories:

  • Building a legacy: First graduating class of Marian’s medical school seeks to touch the lives of others
    • Faith-filled lives influence young doctor
    • Faith and medicine intertwine as a result of patient’s cancer diagnosis
    • Catholic high school graduates in medical school’s first class
  • Online survey for pastoral needs assessment available in English, Spanish and Burmese on May 1
    • Encuesta para evaluar las necesidades pastorales estará disponible por Internet a partir del 1.º de mayo
  • 2017 Race for Vocations team is now accepting new members
  • Priests renew promises, oils blessed during chrism Mass
  • Meet our future deacons
    • Paul Fisherkeller
    • Charles Giesting
  • Legislation to enhance access to food assistance heads to governor’s desk

Regular local features:

  • The Face of Mercy: Easter is the season of hope and joy
    • La Pascua es la temporada de la esperanza y la alegría
  • Editorial: Christ indeed rose from the dead
  • From the Editor Emeritus: My studies at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem
  • That All May Be One: ‘Shall you wash my feet?’ A question worth pondering
  • Worship and Evangelization Outreach: St. John of the Cross, The Impact of God, and spiritual direction
  • Investing with Faith: Benefiting the Church through charitable trusts
  • Letters to the Editor
    • No letters were printed this week
  • Events Calendar
    • Camp Rancho Framasa offers one- and three-day family camps on May 13 or 12-14
    • Providence Food Pantry rummage sale set for April 29 in West Terre Haute
    • Enrichment day for married and engaged couples on May 6 at Nativity Parish
    • Benedictine sisters offer summer service opportunity for single women; sign up by May 15
    • Workshop for ministers of adolescents set for May 2 in Mount St. Francis
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Providence Sister Rita Lerner served in Catholic schools for 43 years
    • Ruth Meyer, 93, was the mother of Father John Meyer
  • My Journey to God: My Prayer Necklace

Catholic News Service:

  • Pope Francis washes feet of 12 prison inmates at Holy Thursday Mass
  • Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says
  • Bring peace to a world at the mercy of arms dealers, Pope Francis says
  • U.S. strike on Syria raises moral questions about civilian security
  • Vatican stamps mark Pope Benedict’s birthday, Church history
  • Age, ethnicity examined in CARA survey on U.S. Catholics’ views of Muslims
  • Four years after his election, Pope Francis still excites U.S. Jesuit base
  • Trump signs bill to let states redirect funds away from abortion clinics
  • Column: The ambiguity of the empty cross
  • Column: A student newspaper moves away from print to go online
  • The Sunday Readings: Divine Mercy Sunday
  • Question Corner: The Church advocates psychological care for those people with gender dysphoria


  • Social encyclical provides wisdom on world issues 50 years later
  • The Church promotes development that is tied to humanity’s eternal destiny

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First graduating class of Marian’s medical school seeks to touch the lives of others

GraduatesThe six young adults are viewed as pioneers, trailblazers—part of a group that will soon earn its place in both the histories of Catholic colleges and medical education in Indiana. The two young women and four young men are all graduates of Catholic high schools in the archdiocese, and on May 7 they will also be part of the first class—of 134 students—to graduate from the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. Tyler Feldman, Katie Fiori, Maureen McAteer, Tony Rohana, Gregory Specht and Matthew Wysocki all know the history they are part of: how Marian’s program is the nation’s first osteopathic medical school at a Catholic university, and how it became, in 2013, the first medical school in Indiana to open in 110 years. (Page 1)
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Online survey for pastoral needs assessment available in English, Spanish and Burmese on May 1

Beginning on May 1, Catholics across central and southern Indiana can complete an online survey to help provide whoever is appointed the new shepherd of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis a clear picture of the local Church. The survey, which will be available in Burmese, English and Spanish, is part of the archdiocesan pastoral needs assessment that Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin commissioned shortly before his ministry in the archdiocese ended and he was installed as the archbishop of Newark, N.J. “We want to make sure that people know that there is an opportunity to participate in this, and to say what they believe are the strengths and areas for improvement in the Church,” said Father Joseph Feltz. (Page 1)
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Web-only features

Photo Gallery: Archdiocesan chrism Mass

People at chrism MassThe annual archdiocesan chrism Mass was celebrated during Holy Week on April 11 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. Oils used in sacraments were blessed and received by representatives of parishes and religious communities across central and southern Indiana. And priests serving in the archdiocese renewed the promises they made at their ordination.
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