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 September 15, 2017 issue

Local stories:

  • From the Archives: Cornerstone blessing for Little Flower church
  • All Souls Day pilgrimage to graves offers connection to local Church’s past
  • How has the rosary affected your life of faith?

Evangelization and Catechesis Supplement

  • ‘It’s like a gift from God’: Street evangelizers near farmer’s market hope their efforts create a heavenly harvest
  • Column: Anybody can evangelize
  • Friends invite others to join in the joy of their faith
  • Author to speak in Bloomington on tie between evangelization, catechesis
  • Archdiocesan V Encuentro will give ‘opportunity to reach out to peripheries’
  • Convocation focuses on the ‘great mission’ of evangelization
  • Priests gain insight on ministry of catechesis during conference

Regular local features:

  • Christ the Cornerstone: Caring for God’s creation and our common home
    • Cristo, la piedra angular: El cuidado de la creación de Dios y de la casa común
  • Editorial: Every day, we are called to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers
  • From the Editor Emeritus: The Catholic response to the KKK’s anti-Catholicism in the 1920s
  • That All May Be One: Unity is at heart of efforts to transform Lutheran-Catholic relations
  • Worship and Evangelization Outreach: Time at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House offers a place to be with God
  • Our Works of Charity: Prayer and action - Caring for our vulnerable sisters and brothers
  • Letters to the Editor
    • After DACA decision, Franciscans urge bipartisan effort to pass DREAM Act
    • Photos of Archbishop Thompson reveal much, Criterion reader says
  • Events Calendar
    • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish hosting comedian Tom Leopold on Oct. 6
    • Swing Dance fundraiser for Agape Performing Arts scheduled for Sept. 29
    • Mass celebrating feast of St. Mother Theodore Guérin is set for Oct. 3
    • Being and Belonging retreat for separated and divorced Catholics set for Oct. 6-8
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
    • Franciscan Sister Margaretta Black served at Marian University for 46 years
  • My Journey to God: Sanitized

Catholic News Service:

  • Pope amends Church law on Mass translations, highlights bishops’ role
  • Bishops encourage Catholics to continue outpouring of support for victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma
  • Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision
  • Pope Francis encourages Colombians to pursue peace
  • The Sunday Readings: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Question Corner: The Church’s teachings on purgatory, praying for the dead can be comforting


  • All are called in baptism to be missionary disciples
  • Lessons in evangelization from the early Church are still relevant today

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