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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

Indiana Catholic Conference plans to 'do no harm' as 2014 General Assembly convenes

Indiana Catholic Conference plans to 'do no harm' as 2014 General Assembly convenes               Although the coldest weather to hit central and southern Indiana in more than a decade forced rescheduling of the Legislature’s planned Jan. 6 opening session, nothing has changed for the Indiana Catholic Conference as...
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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Adult Confirmation Program

Adult Catholics (ages 18 and older) who have been baptized, have received First Communion and are practicing their faith but have not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to participate in a preparation program sponsored by the Office of Catechesis and the Office of Worship.  ...
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage

  Catholics across the country are invited to participate in a nine-day period of Prayer, Penance, and Pilgrimage from January 18-26, for the healing and conversion of our nation and people impacted by the culture of death, according to Dominic Faraone, family life/respect life coordinator at...
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

2013 Christmas Mass schedules

  2013 Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning Masses   Parishes in the Diocese of Evansville were invited to provide the Message with times of Masses on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Morning, Wednesday, Dec. 25. A listing of Mass times follows.     Evansville East...
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Thursday, December 19, 2013