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Catholic Schools: Communities of Academic Excellence

We all want what’s best for our children. Twenty-first century parents are savvy consumers, and they want more for their children. Comparatively, Catholic schools provide academic rigor and better educational outcomes by developing the whole child – mentally, physically and spiritually....
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Jubilee of Mercy has been profound

  The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, as proclaimed by Pope Benedict in his papal bull of indiction “Misericordiae Vultus (“The Face of Mercy”), has been a profoundly reflective period for Catholics.  Over the past year, we have been challenged to embrace our faith and a...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nel Thompson takes pride in ICC's work to aid the poor, vulnerable

Nel Thompson takes pride in ICC's work to aid the poor, vulnerable Nel Thompson’s face lights up when she tells the story about her parents. “They were up in years, and it was a day where it was 30 below with the wind chill. And there was snow,” she recalls about her mom and dad, Katie and Ed Lamperski. “We called them up to check on them....
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

'I decided to start discerning God's plan'

'I decided to start discerning God's plan' My junior year of high school was a rough year. Not only did I struggle to keep my grades up academically, but my dad asked me questions about my post-high school plans that I couldn’t answer. I didn’t know what I wanted to study, let alone if I was going to get married, become a Nun or...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Speaking out for five decades

Since 1966, the Indiana Catholic Conference (ICC) has made the voice of the Church heard on a variety of important issues facing society. Following are some examples provided by Glenn Tebbe, who serves as the fifth and current executive director of the ICC:   Abortion. Since the 1973 Roe v....
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

ICC planted seeds for school choice, and continues fight for issues of life

ICC planted seeds for school choice, and continues fight for issues of life  Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles reflecting on the Indiana Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Indiana, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding.   By Victoria Arthur Special to The Message   Bill Wood was...
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Are we trying hard enough?

The world seems a little crazy right now. Maybe we should try a little harder.   Dr. James Schroeder’s article in the Oct 14 issue of The Message reminds us that what the Ten Commandments teach us is not always how we live. Moral desensitization numbs us over time until wrong seems right...
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Thursday, November 03, 2016

National Vocations Week set for Nov. 6-12

Normally, when I talk about Vocations I include all vocations – i.e. calls to married life, single life, the priesthood and consecrated life. In this feature, however, I would like to tell you about how the Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week,...
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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Building good study habits

Now that the first quarter of school is completed and Fall break is over, many parents review grades to look for ways to improve or enhance routines. This is the perfect time to evaluate what your children’s strengths are, and to build on them to help students be as successful as they can in...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The bed of the sea

Editor’s  note – Haubstadt native Father Hilary Meny, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, died on Oct. 7 at age 101. After serving 50 years in pastoral ministry to the archdiocese – he was ordained to the priesthood four years before Pope Pius XII founded the D...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016