In the upcoming print issue of The Criterion

The latest edition of The Criterion has been printed and is on its way to subscribers. Below is a list of stories that will be appearing in the issue, along with regular features like the archbishop's column, the editorial page and our events calendar.

Front pageOur January 13, 2017 issue

Local stories:

  • Msgr. William F. Stumpf is elected archdiocesan administrator by college of consultors
  • Catholic values, spirit of caring and love of faith connect award-winning members of archdiocese
    • Tickets are available for 21st annual Celebrating Catholic School Values program
  • Archdiocese will celebrate World Marriage Day with special Mass on Feb. 12 in cathedral
  • Vigil for Life with guest speaker is among three local Roe v. Wade solemn observance opportunities this month
  • Nominations for 2017 Spirit of Service Awards are due on Jan. 20
  • Parish remembers Vietnamese martyrs, honors Blessed Mother
    • Vietnamese New Year Mass to be celebrated on Jan. 29
  • Catholic conference gears up for state legislative session
  • St. Thomas Aquinas student interviews Cardinal Tobin

Regular local features:

  • The Face of Mercy: New series to reflect on teaching of Pope Francis
    • El rostro de la misericordia: Nueva serie de reflexión sobre las enseñanzas del papa Francisco
  • Editorial: Encountering our migrants
  • From the Editor Emeritus: My first visits as a journalist with St. Pope John Paul II
  • It's All Good: Approach 2017 with an optimistic and peaceful heart
  • Twenty Something: The pursuit of happiness in the new year
  • Reflection: Festive, familial spirit marks Cardinal Tobin’s installation
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Doctrine of faith says Mary experienced no pain at the birth of Christ, reader says
  • Events Calendar
    • Prayer service for new government leaders set for Jan. 20 at St. Thomas Aquinas
    • Help your marriage at Retrouvaille retreat on Feb. 24-26 in Indianapolis
    • Crusaders for Life to join in Service for the Unborn on Jan. 22 in Indianapolis
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Providence Sister Marie Brendan Harvey taught at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
    • Benedictine Sister Mary Bede Betz served for 52 years in Catholic schools across the state
  • My Journey to God: Flight

Catholic News Service:

  • Cardinal Tobin looks to bridge chasm between faith, life in anxious world
  • Pope: Jesus amazed others because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite
  • Pope Francis to diplomats: Break bad habits of war and injustice
  • Catholic conference gears up for state legislative session
  • Guard the faith, make it grow, pope tells parents at baptism
  • Catholic-Muslim dialogue opens to support Islamic American communities
  • Bishops cite immigration in National Migration Week statement
  • How will U.S. policy affect Middle East’s Christians in 2017?
  • Column: Cherishing a rich culture through its lens of history
  • The Sunday Readings: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: Some saints known for helping with specific needs, but all can intercede


  • Parishes, dioceses called to show care for people with mental illness
  • Scripture can provide comfort and consolation in times of crisis and fear

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