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June 23, 2017 issue

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Local stories:

  • A ‘passion for justice’: Providence sister earns national award for fighting ‘battles that seem unwinnable’
  • New archbishop’s mentors reveal his heartfelt regard for women, families and humble leaders of faith
  • CCF has met the ‘needs of larger Church’ for 30 years
  • All Saints Academy closing; options being considered for students
  • U.S. Bishops' Meeting in Indianapolis
    • Bishops vote to make religious liberty a permanent committee
    • Religious liberty advocacy occurs at federal, state and local levels
    • Conversation, listening are essential for upcoming synod on youth, vocations
    • Take courage, recognize grace, apostolic nuncio tells bishops
    • Bishop Cantu reports on unrest, religious persecution around globe
    • Bishops ‘can never say we are sorry enough’ for tragedy of abuse
    • Holy Cross priest presents reflection on immigration issues for bishops
    • Church ‘committed to ensuring fundamental right’ to health care
  • Speaker encourages Catholic men to be ‘Christ-driven’
  • Official Appointments

Regular local features:

  • The Face of Mercy: Mary, our mother and a source of love, comfort and hope
    • María, nuestra madre y la fuente de amor, consuelo y esperanza
  • Editorial: Receiving Christ’s Body in Communion
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Jesuit martyrs were killed by Indians in Virginia in 1571
  • Cornucopia: Saying ‘I do’ should promise a happy future when we mean it
  • Emmaus Walk: No matter where you are, with God, all things are possible
  • Reflection: Bishops seek civility, compassion and courage
  • Letters to the Editor
    • No letters were printed this week
  • Events Calendar
    • Retrouvaille retreat for marriages in crisis set for Aug. 11-13 in Indianapolis
    • Art exhibit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery runs through July 14
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Conventual Franciscan Father Juniper Cummings served as seminary professor, in leadership
  • My Journey to God: Wrinkle Free

Catholic News Service:

  • Pope: End fear, false beliefs about refugees by getting to know them
  • Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood
  • In recognizing one’s weakness, God’s strength can be found, Pope Francis says
  • Behind hatred, violence is an unloved heart, pope says at audience
  • U.S. bishops urged to be vigilant, never complacent, in stopping clergy abuse
  • Eucharist is reminder of God’s love, call to unity, pope says
  • Column: Can I donate my body to science?
  • Column: Encountering Jesus in his variety of disguises
  • The Sunday Readings: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: A follow up to more questions about cell phone use in the church


  • Mystical prayer can involve deep union of soul, body with God
  • Christians have fostered devotion to Mary throughout Church history

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Providence sister earns national award for fighting ‘battles that seem unwinnable’

Archbishop-designate Charles C. ThompsonProvidence Sister Tracey Horan has learned that walking with people—accompaniment, as Pope Francis calls it—can make a difference in the world. She recalled learning the lesson time and again during her work as a community organizer with the Indianapolis Congregation Action Network, or IndyCAN, as well as during her journey toward religious life. Sister Tracey, 29, a second-year novice with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, said she has found that the people she works with in neighborhoods and 30 congregations, including the 17 largest, around Indianapolis are the inspiration that fills her with hope in a world beset by injustice. (Page 1)
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New archbishop’s mentors reveal his heartfelt regard for women, families and humble leaders of faith

PeopleTo get a glimpse into the heart of Archbishop-designate Charles C. Thompson, listen to the way he talks about two of the most special people in his life. The first person is his maternal grandmother—who comes to his mind immediately when he talks about the importance of women in the life of the Church. As the archbishop-designate talks about his maternal grandmother, his eyes glow. He has a similar look when he talks about Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein. (Page 1)
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Web-only features

News and photos from the meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Indianapolis

Bishop speakingOn June 14-15, bishops, archbishops and cardinals from dioceses across the United States gathered for their 2017 spring national meeting in Indianapolis. Our reporters covered what went on and what was discussed, as well as providing photos from the meeting and from a special Mass of Prayer and Penance at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. Get access to all of it below.
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