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Bill to strengthen parental rights for minors seeking abortion advances

Bill to strengthen parental rights for minors seeking abortion advances INDIANAPOLIS—A bill to strengthen parental rights for minors seeking abortion passed a House panel by a vote of 8-4 on March 28, and moves to the full House for further consideration.     Senate Bill 404, authored by Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, would require parents to verify t...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

St. Meinrad Lenten, Holy Week events

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology will present a service of Lenten prayer and music called “Harvest of Sorrows” at 7 p.m. Central Time on April 3 in the school’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.  Following is the Holy Wee...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Knights hold 29th Vocations Appreciation Dinner

Knights hold 29th Vocations Appreciation Dinner WASHINGTON, Ind. –The Lawrence A. Vieck 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, of Washington, Ind., celebrated its 29th RSVP Vocations Appreciation Dinner on Feb. 23.  Designated seminarians and novices were recognized, and each received $500 to assist with their educa...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Physician-assisted suicide proposals fail to advance

Physician-assisted suicide proposals fail to advance INDIANAPOLIS – House and Senate proposals to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Indiana failed to advance during the 2017 session of Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana State Medical Association and the Indiana Catholic Conference, among others, opposed the legislation.   ...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pre-K bill advances in Senate

Pre-K bill advances in Senate INDIANAPOLIS—A proposal to expand state-funded pre-kindergarten for at-risk children and maintain parental choice passed the Senate education panel on March 15 by a vote of 8-1, and moves to the Senate Appropriations panel for funding approval. The Indiana Catholic Conference supports the leg...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

'In Her Own Words' brings St. Mother Theodore back to Jasper

'In Her Own Words' brings St. Mother Theodore back to Jasper Actor, writer and director Sandra Hartlieb summed up the afternoon of March 18 in three words as her eyes filled with tears. “This was awesome.” Hartlieb performed “In Her Own Words,” a dramatic performance based on the journals and letters of St. Mother Theodore Guerin, to...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lent...A time to love

Lent...A time to love A few years back, a movie came out titled “Fireproof” that changed my thinking of life. In the film, a married couple were having some problems, and it looked as if they were going to separate. But a family member intervened and asked them to do some “little things” that sho...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Catholic Schools: Communities of Respect

Catholic Schools: Communities of Respect Catholic schools across the country have always been recognized and known for their academic excellence, character development, safety and faith formation when compared to other schools. Thus far in this parent series, we have talked about Catholic schools as communities of academic excellence and...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mater Dei High School goes 'Into the Woods'

Mater Dei High School goes 'Into the Woods' Sam Fulton gets into his role of The Big Bad Wolf for the Mater Dei High School Theater Department’s presentation of “Into the Woods,”which opens in the Kempf Auditorium at 7 p.m. CDT on March 22 and runs through March 24.  Tickets are available at the door for $10. This is...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

We are all thirsting for living water

We are all thirsting for living water In both the first and third readings for this Sunday, people are thirsty.  The Israelites in the desert are so thirsty that they have begun to pine away for their slavery in Egypt.  “Why did you make us leave Egypt?”  The Samaritan woman has come to the well to draw water...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017