John Shaughnessy

Columnist

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Pairing Fun, Faith on Socks Guides Couple’s Journey in Footsteps of Saints

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – Even before Scott Williams shared his unusual idea for a side business during a road trip to Chicago, his wife, Elisabeth, had learned that he is always […]

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Firefighter’s trust in God is forged by fire and faith

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – Joe Ybarra reached for his rosary as the wildfire raged across the Idaho mountainside, threatening his life and the lives of seven other U.S. Forest Service firefighters. […]

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Golden retriever, her owner share joy with students 

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – The golden retriever named Millie slowly crossed the classroom, heading straight for the high school student who sat alone, looking stressed and anxious. When she reached the […]

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Indiana family’s bond with Catholic school extends for seven decades

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – As they worked together on their farm in southern Indiana, Ambrose and Mary Rose Kruer knew the power and wonder of seeds – how something so small […]

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School choice expansion is game-changer for families wanting a Catholic education

John Elcesser considers the recent expansion of Indiana’s school choice program as a game-changer — dramatically increasing the number of Hoosier families who will become eligible for vouchers that will […]

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New NBA player credits his faith, family, school

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — On the day his dream came true, Desmond Bane stood in front of the modest home where he grew up, wanting to pay tribute to all the […]

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Siblings born two minutes apart continue strong bond as religious sisters

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Benedictine Sisters Jill and Susan Reuber have often shared the same path in life, but their roads to their religious vocations took different turns. They were born […]

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Letters foster one young woman’s gratitude for veteran’s years of service

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — At 20, Sophia Egold is part of a generation that communicates almost exclusively by text, Instagram, Facebook and other forms of social media, yet she has learned […]