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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

Bill to ban death penalty for those with serious mental illness fails to advance

Bill to ban death penalty for those with serious mental illness fails to advance INDIANAPOLIS—A bill to ban the death penalty in Indiana for those with serious mental illness stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee and failed to advance before the Senate’s third-reading deadline. The Indiana Catholic Conference supported the death penalty ban.     S...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Conversion

Conversion The book of Joel speaks of “rending your heart.”  In looking this up, it really means conversion.  There are many definitions of conversion, too numerous to call out, but the most useful one is transformation.  As we enter Lent, we are in a time of transformation.  &...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Encuentro Diocesan Kickoff

Encuentro Diocesan Kickoff As a tax collector, Levi would have been despised by practically everyone.  Tax collectors were considered no better than traitors, scoundrels and ritually unclean.  They collected taxes, often taking an additional cut for themselves, from their own people on behalf of those who occupi...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017