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Legislation to clarify

Legislation to clarify             INDIANAPOLIS— A bill to clarify the law regulating chemical abortion cleared another hurdle when it passed a House panel by a vote of 10-3, March 17.             Senate Bi...
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Monday, March 23, 2015

'Poverty at the Crossroads'

'Poverty at the Crossroads' "Poverty at the Crossroads" - the Indiana bishops' pastoral letter on poverty - is available for free download in three versions: 1 - The Message Special Section, which includes the letter in English and Spanish, plus additional local content. Download the PDF here:  bit.ly/1aWT80b 2 - A magaz...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

  Vatican City (VIS) – On March 13 in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis declared the celebration of an extraordinary holy year. The Holy Father made the Jubilee announcement during the homily of the penitential celebration that opened the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative....
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

State budget bill boosts school choice

State budget bill boosts school choice              Indianapolis— Hoosier children stand to benefit in two ways from a boost to two existing school choice programs contained in the state budget bill.             House Bill...
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Monday, March 16, 2015

March 13 issue of The Message

To download the March 13 digital edition click on the link below:bit.ly/1b29k0eThis week, the March 13 edition also includes a special section that presents "Poverty at the Crossroads: The Church's Response to Poverty in Indiana." This pastoral letter is written by the five bishops of Indiana. To d...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bill to expand safe haven law passes House

Bill to expand safe haven law passes House INDIANAPOLIS— A rise in abandoned infants in Indiana prompted one lawmaker to take action.  Rep. Casey Cox, R-Ft. Wayne, authored a bill to expand Indiana’s safe haven law to provide a monitored, baby-drop box for parents in crisis – to safely give up their child without fear...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 6 issue of The Message

Below is the link for the March 6 digital edition of The Message:   bit.ly/1F6bIvW...
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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Legislation advances to ban abortion

Legislation advances to ban abortion                          INDIANAPOLIS— On Feb. 24, the Indiana Senate passed legislation banning an abortion sought for gender selection or a genetically disabled fetus, by a vot...
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Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 Lenten Reconciliation

  Parishes in our diocese were invited to provide The Message with dates and times of Lenten Penance opportunities. Below is a listing of scheduled available penance opportunities through April 3.   Penance Services   Evansville East Deanery   7 p.m., March 25, Holy Rosary, Evan...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pope's 2015 Lenten Message:

  Vatican City (VIS) – The following is the full text of Pope Francis' message for Lent 2015, entitled “Make your hearts firm.” The document was signed in the Vatican on Oct. 4, 2014, the festivity of St. Francis of Assisi. “Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Churc...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015