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April 11, 2014 issue

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Local stories:

  • Coming home: Woman’s return to the Church is a story touched by tragedy and love
    • ‘The Light Is on for You’ shines across archdiocese
  • Faith, forgiveness marked life and death of young Catholic killed in shooting
  • Spirit of Service winners show humor, harmony
    • Andrew Luck will be featured speaker at Spirit of Service Awards Dinner
  • Mysteries of God, neighbor, self shape mission of CRS
  • What was in the news on April 10, 1964? A call to reduce the workload of the Council and worries about the end of Gregorian chant
  • 2014 Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference: ‘An opportunity to get together as women of faith’
  • First Latino Cursillo for neighboring dioceses coming in May
  • Lenten penance services are scheduled at archdiocesan parishes

Regular local features:

  • Editorial: Pope Francis stresses God’s endless mercy
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Old Testament - God makes his covenant with the Israelites
  • Cornucopia: Easter is the answer to the human condition
  • Twenty Something: The big reveal - Looking back at God’s plan
  • Reflection: Faith is a path to find meaning in Nathan Trapuzzano’s death
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Reader sees little hope for common ground between Church, president
  • Events Calendar
    • Sisters of Providence announce services for Holy Week at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
    • Sisters of St. Benedict offer triduum retreat at Benedict Inn in Beech Grove
    • Seminar for those serving in “companion” role in service fields set for April 25 in Indianapolis
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: Simon of Cyrene

Catholic News Service:

  • Pope Francis declares by decree three new saints for the Americas
  • At border Mass, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform
  • Pope Francis says married couples are called to be icons of God’s love
  • On 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide, pope urges reconciliation
  • Column: A widower reflects on his new world of loss and grief
  • The Sunday Readings: Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (Palm Sunday)
  • Question Corner: Tradition of meatless Fridays during Lent goes back to earliest centuries of Church


  • Communion of saints inspires us through lives of faith
  • Saints help both young and old seeking intercession from above

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2014 Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference: ‘An opportunity to get together as women of faith’

Young adult and his momThe ninth Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference was hosted by the Marian Center of Indianapolis on March 22 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. During the event, more than 300 women from central and southern Indiana, and even from Chicago and other areas outside the archdiocese, listened to three powerful speakers: Verily magazine co-founder Janet Sahm; Julia Calandra-Lineberg of the National Center for Padre Pio; and Our Lady of Mercy Sister Caterina Esselen. (Pages 8-9)
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‘The Light Is on for You’ shines across archdiocese

In leading “The Light Is on for You” initiative across the archdiocese, Bishop Christopher J. Coyne believed the spotlight focus on the sacrament of penance would be a success if it deepened the faith of just one person. So he was obviously pleased when he approached St. Simon the Apostle Church in Indianapolis on April 2 and found 20 people already lined up to confess their sins—15 minutes before the scheduled starting time. (Page 10)
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Photo Gallery: Funeral Mass for Nathan Trapuzzano

Lenten imageOn the morning of April 1, 24-year-old Nathan Trapuzzano—who next month was anticipating the birth of his first child, his first wedding anniversary and his 25th birthday—was shot and killed while taking a walk in his west side Indianapolis neighborhood. His death has raised awareness of a man lauded as a pro-life advocate, a good Catholic and a role model for men. See photos from his funeral Mass and read our coverage of his life and death.
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