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Hoosier lawmakers clarify Indiana's RFRA,

Hoosier lawmakers clarify Indiana's RFRA,               Indianapolis—Indiana lawmakers responded April 2 to a national firestorm over misperceptions of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Gov. Mike Pence had signed into law on March 26. The legislature appro...
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Monday, April 06, 2015

Digital edition of the April 3 issue

The April 3 edition is a large file - approximately 25 megabytes - so it will take a bit longer to download. To download the April 3 digital edition click on the link below: bit.ly/1DoKjsBThe April 3 edition also includes a full-page, color photo of our priests, deacons and seminarians at the Chris...
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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Religious Freedom legislation

Religious Freedom legislation             INDIANAPOLIS— Hoosiers of all faith traditions can be assured that government will not infringe upon their constitutional right to freely exercise their religious beliefs.          ...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indiana bishops release statement

  The five Roman Catholic bishops of Indiana issued a joint statement on April 1 regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It appears below, and will be published in the April 10 edition of The Message.     Statement regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Good Friday special collection

Good Friday special collection   VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have fled persecution in their homelands and the Palestinian Christians struggling to survive in the land of Jesus deserve the prayers and material support of Catholics around the globe, a Vatican official said recently. Catholics can...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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