Indiana Catholic Conference

Indiana Catholic Conference

Victoria Arthur

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Indiana Catholic Conference hails ‘successful legislative session’

With major victories in the pro-life arena and other matters of human dignity, the Indiana Catholic Conference considers the recently concluded 2019 session of the General Assembly a positive one […]

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Predatory lending opponents see payoff in final days of session

The Catholic Church was among the strongest voices in a chorus of opposition to a bill that would have dramatically expanded predatory lending in Indiana. Senate Bill 613, which proposed […]

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Bill designed to improve health outcomes for mothers, infants

The scenario is all too common: A teenage girl in Indiana, facing an unplanned pregnancy, is denied medical treatment until she and her unborn child are in emergency circumstances — […]

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Pro-life victories at Statehouse could have national implications

The Indiana General Assembly’s passage of two major pro-life bills represents a “milestone moment” that not only will save the lives of unborn children in the state but possibly lead […]

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Assisted-suicide legislation stalls in Indiana

Efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide once again have failed in Indiana, but the Catholic Church and other pro-life advocates vow to remain vigilant as the practice continues to gain momentum […]

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School safety bills include plans, funding for private schools

John Elcesser was a school superintendent in West Virginia on the day that changed everything. He doesn’t recall locked doors in his school facilities prior to April 20, 1999, and […]

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Program pairs churches, child welfare workers to meet critical needs

Keeping kids out of foster care is one of Doug Weinberg’s most important objectives. For years, he led child welfare efforts for two state governments. But recently, his mission took […]

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House passes budget that includes new school choice incentives

More Indiana families would have the opportunity to send their children to the school of their choice under the proposed biennial state budget that recently passed in the Indiana House […]

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Payday loan votes ‘potentially devastating’ for most vulnerable

Conference and other advocates for the poor vow to keep up their fight following two recent votes in the Indiana Senate that in effect would dramatically expand predatory lending in […]

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Attempt to bar vouchers from faith-based schools defeated

An effort to block private schools from receiving vouchers based on their employment practices has stalled twice at the Statehouse in recent weeks, but it could resurface if the lawmaker […]

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ICC opposes legal framework for gestational surrogacy

A bipartisan bill intended to protect the parties involved in gestational surrogacy cases is moving forward at the Indiana Statehouse amid serious concerns by the Catholic Church about this increasingly […]

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Senate bill aims to modernize program for families in poverty

The year was 1988. In world news, the Iron Curtain was on the verge of collapsing. The World Wide Web was first discussed as a concept. “Rain Man” topped the […]