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August 28, 2015 issue

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Local stories:

  • Trusting God’s guidance: Holy Spirit, faith lead family of five during 17-month ocean adventure
    • Family’s goals capture spirit of dream trip
  • Iraqi archbishop reflects on persecution of Christians during visit
  • Memories and fun will flow at 50-year ‘All-City, All-Catholic’ high school reunion on Sept. 11
  • Couples lauded for their ‘rich tapestry of love’ at Golden Wedding liturgy
    • Golden wedding jubilarians come from throughout central and southern Indiana
  • What was in the news on August 27, 1965? Opposition to a federal program for birth control is voiced, and the Lafayette Diocese gets a new bishop

Regular local features:

  • Rejoice in the Lord: ‘Laudato si’: a hymn of praise for all God’s creation
    • Alégrense en el Señor: ‘Laudato si’: un himno de alabanza para toda la creación divina
  • Editorial: Divorced and remarried are still part of the Church
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Medieval Church - Charlemagne overshadowed the pope
  • Cornucopia: Nostalgic living can sometimes be good for the soul
  • Emmaus Walk: A hope, a life and a prayer that my struggles glorify God
  • Faith and Family: Life is about being ready for big changes
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Poet’s powerful words should inspire us to ‘meet Jesus’ in others each day
    • Reader: Christians are called to care for the poor, the hurting and the sick
  • Events Calendar
    • Sisters of Providence offer series on St. Mother Theodore Guérin starting on Sept. 16
    • St. Vincent de Paul ‘Friends of the Poor’ Walk/Run to take place on Sept. 26
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Providence Sister Margaret Kern taught, provided financial and spiritual leadership
  • My Journey to God: When the World Has Gone too Crazy

Catholic News Service:

  • New Orleans Archdiocese: Forever changed by Hurricane Katrina
  • One court OKs stay for Little Sisters; another says no to religious agencies
  • Priest says program illustrates pope’s emphasis on serving poor
  • Column: Using technology to humanize precious life
  • The Sunday Readings: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: Mental illness can decrease the culpability of people who take their own lives

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Iraqi archbishop reflects on persecution of Christians during visit

Iraqi ArchbishopChaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil in northern Iraq pauses and places his face in his hands when asked how his faith has been challenged and spurred on in the crisis that he has helped manage over the past year. In the summer of 2014, Islamic State militants conquered the nearby city of Mosul, with its large and historic Christian community. Later, they took a series of historic Christian villages in the Plain of Nineveh north of Mosul. The Christians of Mosul and the villages were told to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, die or leave with nothing. (Page 1)
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Trusting God’s guidance: Holy Spirit, faith lead family of five during 17-month ocean adventure

Family at oceanMarc Konesco keeps pushing himself to live outside his comfort zone, believing that’s “where the magic happens” in life. Yet as he and his wife Jen and their three children—all under 10 at the time—were in the midst of their 17-month ocean journey by boat, Marc experienced a moment that made him feel too uncomfortable. “We were at a remote island— a two-day trip from civilization,” recalls Marc, a 1993 graduate of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. “I couldn’t start the engine, and our water maker on the boat stopped working. So here we are, in a remote place, with no engine and no water. (Page 1)
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Web-only features

Photo gallery: Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass

Couple at MassA month before Catholic married couples and families from around the world will gather with Pope Francis in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, 103 husbands and wives from across central and southern Indiana who have been married for 50 years worshipped together on Aug. 23 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. The occasion was the annual archdiocesan Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass. Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, the principal celebrant of the liturgy, greeted them warmly..
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