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Natalie Hoefer

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Federal executions in Indiana said to ‘add violence on top of violence’

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — A Department of Justice announcement in mid-June that it would resume federal executions beginning at a federal prison within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis drew words of remorse […]

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Faith, prayers help husband in ICU, sick wife at home survive COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — John and Megan Dugan were looking forward to March 25, John’s 50th birthday. They and their 13-year-old son, Charlie, would be on a cruise with several other […]

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Young people take ‘Deep Dive’ into becoming vibrant Gospel witnesses

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Katie Prejean McGrady acknowledged a truth about the National Catholic Youth Conference and similar events. “All of us hit these walls when we leave these big events,” […]

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NCYC goes from rowdy to reverent for Eucharist, pope’s message

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Outside, a cold drizzle dampened Indianapolis Nov. 21. Inside the city’s convention center, however, it seemed as if the pure joy and enthusiasm of 20,000 people — […]

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Indiana, Illinois launch investigation

INDIANAPOLIS — The story of 2,246 aborted fetal remains found at the Illinois home of late abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer continues to unfold. From medical records found in close proximity […]

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‘We are our sisters’ keeper’: Women of formation house live ‘radical love’ and ‘vocation of woman’

In Acts 2:42, the early Christian community is described as “devot[ing] themselves to the teaching of the Apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and […]

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Indiana abortion doctors accused of violating sexual abuse reporting law

Sue Swayze Liebel began the press conference on June 20 with sobering words. “I’m sorry that I have to be here today to deliver this news,” said the vice president […]

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A twin, a saint and grace lead young adult to Catholic faith

Nearly 1,500 years ago, St. Benedict and St. Scholastica were more than just twins. They were best friends. They shared their devout Catholic faith, and are believed to have spent […]

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Indiana parishioner recalls interactions with late civil rights leader

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — It was April 4, 1968. Twenty years old at the time, Charles Guynn and his fiancee, Mary, were at a skating rink in Indianapolis when suddenly the […]

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Still going to Mass at 109, Indiana Catholic is the ‘joy of the parish’

FORTVILLE, Ind. (CNS) — When her granddaughter asks her if she remembers the sinking of the Titanic, Mary Weir scoffs just a bit. “No, that was April 1912,” she said […]

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‘Hidden jewel’ St. Mary-of-the-Woods now a national landmark

ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. (CNS) — When Katie Spanuello Rahman recalls the campus of her alma mater St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, she paints an idyllic picture. “It was like living in a […]

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Abby Johnson to speak at inaugural Indiana March for Life

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the Diocese of Lafayette and Right to Life of Indianapolis are teaming up to offer the inaugural Indiana March for Life on Jan. 22 in Indianapolis, […]