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August 18, 2017 issue

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Local stories:

  • A time of transformation: A prayer leads young adults to share emotional experience with youths in prison
  • ‘Great spirit,’ service soar among seminarians who help to spark dramatic rise in their ranks
    • Indianapolis college seminary starts new year with record enrollment
  • Informational meeting for permanent diaconate set for Sept. 10 in Indianapolis
  • Retreat offered for widows ‘no matter where you are’ in life
  • Priest celebrating 50 years of ministry seen as ‘anchor’ of New Albany Deanery
  • Serra Club Vocations Essay: Inspiration of priest leads student to mission trip to Honduras

Regular local features:

  • Christ the Cornerstone: Pallium is a reminder to follow Lord’s ways, not our own
    • Cristo, la piedra angular: El palio nos recuerda que debemos seguir el camino de Dios, no el propio
  • Editorial: Standing strong against the evil of racism in our time
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Catholic contributions to the Battle of Vincennes in 1779
  • That All May Be One: Spiritual directors ‘tend to the holy
  • Worship and Evangelization Outreach: Spiritual directors ‘tend to the holy
  • Investing with Faith: A priest’s devotion to Mary lives on in endowment fund
  • Be Our Guest: Youth football changes lives
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Bipartisan effort addresses impacts, causes and challenges of climate change
  • Events Calendar
    • New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministry ‘Work of Angels Dinner’ set for Sept. 14
    • Camp Rancho Framasa offers three-day and one-day Family Camp in September
    • Mass, open house in New Albany on Aug. 20 to celebrate Cardinal Ritter anniversaries
    • World Day of Prayer for Creation prayer service to be held in Indy on Aug. 31
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Conventual Franciscan Father Simon Sauer served as missionary in southern Africa
  • My Journey to God: What the Mass Means to Me

Catholic News Service:

  • Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly
  • Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonized next year
  • Pope entrusts to Mary victims of disasters, conflict, social tension
  • Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea
  • Experts say law-abiding migrants at greater deportation risk
  • American community finds a new home in Rome
  • Column: It’s time for this longtime columnist to say goodbye to his readers
  • The Sunday Readings: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: Married men may be ordained as priests in limited circumstances

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A prayer leads young adults to share emotional experience with youths in prison

Brother and sisterTheir closeness as brother and sister has led Danny and Katie Klee to share many emotional moments, but none has been like the one they experienced together in a prison on a recent summer night. The moment unfolded as the two young adults from St. Joan of Arc Parish in Indianapolis continued their efforts to share their faith and their friendship with young males serving time in the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility. (Page 1)
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‘Great spirit,’ service soar among seminarians who help to spark dramatic rise in their ranks

Seminarians in serviceExcitement is in the air as a new year of priestly formation begins for the 24 archdiocesan seminarians who are potential future priests of the Church in central and southern Indiana. Among those 24, there are nine new seminarians starting formation this month, the largest one-year increase of men in priestly formation for the archdiocese in more than a decade, according to Father Eric Augenstein, archdiocesan vocations director. “There’s a great spirit among the men,” he said. “We have a good group of new men joining a good group of returning seminarians who’ve come from all different parts of the archdiocese, from different backgrounds. There’s just a good spirit, a lot of excitement among the men to be able to be in seminary together.” (Page 1)
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Informational meeting for permanent diaconate set for Sept. 10 in Indianapolis

The archdiocesan Office of Deacon Formation is beginning a period of inquiry and discernment for those interested in the permanent diaconate. In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, formation for the permanent diaconate is a five-year process beginning with a year of inquiry and discernment. The first year includes a series of monthly meetings, beginning in September and concluding in April, which are held in various locations around the archdiocese. The sessions are open to all those who wish to enter into discernment. Serious applicants are expected to attend all the meetings. If they are married, it is asked that their wives also attend. (Page 3)
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Web-only features

Parish festival listing -- all summer long

Our parish festival listings were included one of our issues in May, but we keep them up all summer, posting periodic corrections and additions. Got a spare weekend? Check our listings at any time via the link below to see where the fun will be each week.
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National and world news you may have missed...

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