Indiana Catholic Conference

Indiana Catholic Conference

Victoria Arthur

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Called to serve: Tebbe exemplifies a life of witness for the Church

Glenn Tebbe has always viewed his life as a calling. And most of the time, according to his wife of nearly 49 years, the calls have been quite literal. Laura […]

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Measure promoting respect for life among ICC’s 2020 successes

A major pro-life victory was among the highlights of this year’s short session of the Indiana General Assembly, which saw successes as well as setbacks for the Indiana Catholic Conference.  […]

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Legislation lifts barriers to careers for youth in poverty

For a young person in a poor family, an internship or other work-based learning opportunity can offer the first step to a better life. But for many impoverished youths in […]

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Assisted-suicide legislation fails to gain traction – for now

Another effort to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Indiana has stalled at the Statehouse, but the Catholic Church and other pro-life advocates remain watchful for developments on both the state and […]

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Measure to protect pregnant employees among bills stalled

A bill designed to offer protections for pregnant women in the workplace is unlikely to move forward this year despite backing from the governor and a broad base of support […]

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Child advocates align against bill treating youth as adults

Despite a chorus of opposition, a controversial bill that would send children as young as 12 to the adult criminal justice system has passed the Indiana Senate and now awaits […]

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Bill aims to help the homeless by removing residency requirement

During his nine years as a township trustee, Jack Sandlin was on the front lines of serving the most vulnerable in his community, including the homeless. The more than 1,000 […]

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Bill reinforces dignified treatment of human fetal remains after abortion

The grisly discovery last fall of more than 2,000 medically preserved human fetal remains in the possession of a former northern Indiana abortion provider shocked the state and the nation. […]

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Private school proponents following a flurry of education bills

He calls it the “Indiana education tornado,” and it’s a key element of an equally fast-moving legislative session approaching its halfway point. John Elcesser, who represents the state’s more than […]

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Bills offer protections for pregnant women in the workplace

As a leading pro-life voice in the Catholic Church calls on 2020 to be a “Year of Service for Pregnant Women,” the Indiana Catholic Conference is closely monitoring legislation that […]

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Senate bill would update TANF payments, eligibility guidelines

A lifeline exists for the poorest residents of Indiana to lift themselves up in the toughest of times, but outdated guidelines keep most them from taking full advantage of it. […]

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Vouchers, predatory lending among challenges of legislative session

As a new decade dawned at the Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana Catholic Conference was prepared to shed light on issues facing the legislature from the perspective of the […]