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Pope's Message for Lent 2014

Vatican City, (VIS) – “He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich” is the title of the Holy Father's Message for Lent 2014. The title is drawn from the Second Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians in which the apostle encourages them to show their generosity by h...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pope's Message for Lent 2014

Vatican City, (VIS) – “He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich” is the title of the Holy Father's Message for Lent 2014. The title is drawn from the Second Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians in which the apostle encourages them to show their generosity by h...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Indiana Catholic Conference's legislative priorities make it to half-way point

Indiana Catholic Conference's legislative priorities make it to half-way point   The Indiana Catholic Conference’s legislative priorities successfully reached the half-way point – also known as “crossover” – in the Indiana General Assembly. Among the ICC-priority bills that have advanced to “crossover” include: a measure to stren...
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Subscribe to the digital issue of The Message

  Digital issue of The Message now available on Thursdays   The Message is now available as a digital edition. The cost is $12 a year, and each issue will be available to subscribers on Thursdays via an emailed link. Go back to the home page and click on the word "subscribe" at the top o...
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Abortion legislation moves to clarify current law, improve accountability and safety

Abortion legislation moves to clarify current law, improve accountability and safety   Indianapolis— The 2014 Indiana General Assembly is considering three bills to clarify laws affecting abortions in Indiana.  The Indiana Catholic Conference supports the legislation. House Bill 1123 would prohibit elective abortion coverage in standard health insurance plans. Senat...
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Monday, February 03, 2014

Legislation to improve child safety clears House panel

Legislation to improve child safety clears House panel   Indianapolis—State lawmakers hope to further improve childcare standards through a proposal that passed a House panel Jan. 22. The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee, in a 9-3 bipartisan vote, approved House Bill 1036. The measure, which also is supported by the Indiana...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Indiana House amends HJR 3

Indiana House amends HJR 3   Indianapolis—Indiana’s House of Representatives amended House Joint Resolution 3 on Jan. 27, then passed the amended resolution Jan. 28 on Third Reading. It then went to the Senate.Rep. Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette) offered an amendment to HJR 3 to remove language that would pr...
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Download the Jan. 24 digital issue of The Message

The Jan. 24 digital issue of The Message:   http://bit.ly/1jEk042...
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Why Be Confirmed?

If you are an adult Catholic (aged 18 or older) who has been baptized, has received First Communion and are practicing your faith but have not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation, you are invited to participate in a preparation program. Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptisma...
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Preschool voucher to assist low-income families clears House panel

Preschool voucher to assist low-income families clears House panel A bill to give low-income families with young children access to an early-education voucher passed the House Education Committee Jan. 9. The Indiana Catholic Conference supports the legislation. The measure, House Bill 1004, establishes the early-education-scholarship pilot program. The program wou...
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Monday, January 13, 2014