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January 13, 2017 issue
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Msgr. William F. Stumpf is elected archdiocesan administrator by college of consultors
In accordance with the stipulations of the Church’s Code of Canon Law, Msgr. William F. Stumpf was elected archdiocesan administrator on Jan. 9 at the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center in Indianapolis. He was elected by the seven archdiocesan priests who serve on the archdiocesan college of consultors. As archdiocesan administrator, Msgr. Stumpf will oversee the day-to-day business of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis until Pope Francis appoints a new shepherd for the Church in central and southern Indiana. (Page 1)
Catholic values, spirit of caring and love of faith connect award-winning members of archdiocese
Three pieces of wisdom guide Tom Spencer’s life and faith, starting with the advice that his mother gave him as a child. “One of the things she taught me in life was that you’re always practicing to become a better Catholic,” says Spencer, a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis. That approach marks the lives of Spencer and the three other recipients of the 2017 Celebrating Catholic School Values Award who will be honored on Feb. 9: Kevin Johnson of Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapolis, and Van and Kathy Willis of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany. (Page 1)
Catholic conference gears up for state legislative session
The Indiana Catholic Conference (ICC) is gearing up for state legislative action as 150 lawmakers returned to the Statehouse on Jan. 3 in Indianapolis to craft a biennial budget by the April 29 adjournment deadline. The ICC, which celebrated the 50-year anniversary of its founding in 2016, represents the Catholic Church in Indiana on national and state matters of public policy. “The ICC communicates the value and dignity of the human person created in the image and likeness of God to state legislators and public policy makers,” said Glenn Tebbe, executive director, who serves as the public policy spokesperson for the bishops in Indiana. (Pages 9)
Front Page Image Compilations
We've taken the past 12 years of Criterion issues from our print edition and made separate compilations of front page images. You can look at 2005-16 and see every front page from that year put into one picture -- kind of a birds-eye view of the year in Catholic news in Indiana.
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