Natalie Hoefer

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Indiana Abortion Ban Temporarily Blocked as Challenge Moves Forward

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — A judge issued a preliminary injunction on Sept. 22 on a new Indiana abortion law that gives legal protection to most unborn babies.  The ruling temporarily reinstates […]

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Indiana woman’s true story ‘reclaims beauty of adoption’

EDINBURGH, Ind. (CNS) – Melissa Coles received a call in the late summer of 2019. She didn’t listen long before she figured it was a prank call and hung up. […]

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Artist deepens faith by painting portraits for those suffering sudden loss

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – D. Anne Jones knew she wanted to use her gift of painting portraits to help others in some way. “I was talking to a friend who worked […]

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Speaker: Science explains laws of nature; faith tells of author

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Bradley Gregory, associate professor of biblical studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, said today “most scientists see that science can inform faith and faith […]

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Indiana pro-lifers lament ruling but say fight to save unborn undeterred

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — A U.S. District Court judge placed a permanent injunction Aug. 10 on several Indiana pro-life laws, including those that required physicians examine patients in person before performing […]

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Down syndrome advocate promotes employment for ‘friends like me’

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (CNS) — Mark Hublar is a people person. The fact radiates in his greeting — the friendly smile, the extended hand, the confident eye contact and the […]

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Death penalty denounced for ignoring inmates’ capability to be ‘redeemed’

TERRE HAUTE (CNS) — On Sept. 24, Providence Sister Barbara Battista stood across the street from where her spiritual directee died just two days before. She had been with him […]

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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 […]