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February 27, 2015 issue

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Local stories:

  • Helping, not judging the poor: Faith and ‘chocolate ice cream understanding’ keep Sheila Gilbert focused on people in need
  • Bill to ban abortion for gender selection, disabled babies advances
  • Annual Sanctity of Life Dinner set for March 11 in Indianapolis
  • Parish Vocations Gathering set for March 14 at college seminary
  • Annunciation Parish food pantry focuses on people while serving more
  • Women’s conference offers attendees chance to ‘hear many strong speakers’
  • ‘Ain’t it fun?’ captures spirit of Scecina rock band
    • Coach receives statewide honor
  • Lenten penance services are scheduled at archdiocesan parishes
  • What was in the news on February 26, 1965? The bones of St. Peter are found, the pope reveals secret peace talks and cardinals are given a new rank
  • Share stories of how faith has made a difference in your family’s life

Regular local features:

  • Rejoice in the Lord: Lent is a time to cast off indifference
    • Alégrense en el Señor: La Cuaresma es la temporada para desterrar la indiferencia
  • Editorial: Making the most of Lent as you prepare for the gift of Easter
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Mary decides that Jesus’ public life should begin
  • Cornucopia: Don’t blame God for the double whammies of life
  • Emmaus Walk: Expectations and putting everything in God’s hands
  • Faith and Family: Climb higher, achieve more during Lent
  • Letters to the Editor
    • No letters were printed this week
  • Events Calendar
    • Black Catholic marriage retreat to be held in Indianapolis on Mar. 27-29
    • Presentation at St. Barnabas Church on Mar. 15 focuses on science of Crucifixion
    • Bereavement sessions offered at St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Providence Sister Rosalie Marie Weller ministered as a cook, also in parishes
  • My Journey to God: One Step at a Time

Catholic News Service:

  • Baby born after RU-486 reversal is ‘light of our life,’ says father
  • Survey: 133 percent increase in attacks on religion in America in past three years
  • Panel looks to bridge divides among groups in shared parish
  • Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge
  • On Ash Wednesday, Cardinal Wuerl urges solidarity with persecuted Christians
  • Don’t be a successful failure: Choose life over false gods, Pope Francis says
  • Column: Whose Life Is It Anyway - Thoughts on physician assisted suicide
  • The Sunday Readings: Second Sunday of Lent
  • Question Corner: Church teaching on Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist based in Scripture


  • The Church offers us many ways of praying during Lent
  • Prayer can be a source of renewal amid the many demands of life

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Women’s conference offers attendees chance to ‘hear many strong speakers’

The Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference, sponsored by the Marian Center of Indianapolis with assistance from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown hotel, 350 W. Maryland St., from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on March 21. The theme of this year’s conference is “The New Evangelization—Bringing Jesus to the World.” (Page 9)
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Annual Sanctity of Life Dinner set for March 11 in Indianapolis

RoseThe Sanctity of Life Dinner, sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Pro-Life and Family Life, will be held at Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 2615 National Ave. in Indianapolis, at 6 p.m. on March 11. Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin will serve as the keynote speaker.“The Sanctity of Life Dinner provides a unique opportunity for people from across the archdiocese to gather together to rejoice in the truth and beauty of what we believe,” said Rebecca Niemerg, director of the Office of Pro-Life and Family Life. (Page 3)
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Web-only features

Photo disc from the Holy Land Pilgrimage available for purchase.

Holy Land photoDuring the course of the recent archdiocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Criterion reporter Natalie Hoefer took photos to document the trip. We are offering a DVD disc of more than 1,000 photos from the pilgrimage for purchase. The disc is $10; once you have it you are free to reprint any of the photos (either at home or at a store, such as Walgreen's) for personal use.
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