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The Carpenter's Bench Blog

The Carpenter's Bench Blog

ARCHBISHOP NAUMANN ON EXECUTIVE ORDERS + TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR ABORTION

Posted by Patty Arthur

** Click on the links below to read the specific documents.

Last Thursday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order repealing the “Mexico City Policy” thereby allowing U.S. taxpayer funds to be sent to organizations that both promote and provide abortions in developing countries. The order

also announced his intention to rescind ... Read More »

29th World Day of Prayer for the Sick - February 11, 2021

Posted by Patty Arthur

“Before the needs of our brothers and sisters, Jesus asks us to respond in a way completely contrary to such hypocrisy. He asks us to stop and listen, to establish a direct and personal relationship with others, to feel empathy and compassion, and to let their suffering become our own ... Read More »

St. Joseph Gems

Posted by Patty Arthur

As we celebrate this special Year of St. Joseph, transform your routine with a daily meditation from Fr. Donald Calloway's book St. Joseph Gems: Daily Wisdom on our Spiritual Father.  Meditations will begin arriving in your email on Feb. 1 and end on Dec. 8. Click image to sign up.

Local Solemn Observance of Roe vs. Wade

Posted by Patty Arthur

January 22, 2021 marks the 48th Anniversary of the tragic Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling.  You may join the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Lafayette Diocese virtually in a Mass of prayer and reparation.   

Click on the image below to view either the Full Mass Video or the Homily.

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Daughters of St. Paul Virtual Christmas Show

Posted by Patty Arthur

So gather up the family, get cozy, grab your hot chocolate and JOIN US!

The Christmas Show will be available to view until the Baptism of the Lord.

 

The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority.

Posted by Patty Arthur

This article by Archbishop Naumann, Chair of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, provides a brief overview of Catholics’ responsibilities to protect and defend human life as we approach the polls. It explains why the U.S. bishops recently affirmed, “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority.” 

Priorities at ... Read More »

The Gospel of Life: A Brief Summary

Posted by Patty Arthur

The Gospel of Life: A Brief Summary

The prophetic papal encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) was written by Pope St. John Paul II in 1995 to reaffirm the value and inviolability of every human life and to appeal to all people to respect, protect, love, and ... Read More »

Ordination of Brother Lorenzo to the Priesthood

Posted by Patty Arthur

With praise and thanks to Almighty God, Archabbot Kurt and the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey joyfully announce the Ordination to the Priesthood of their confrere BROTHER LORENZO PENALOSA, OSB through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by The Most Reverend Charles C. ... Read More »

New on St. Joseph's Website

Posted by Patty Arthur

St. Joseph's website now contains the entire audio drama presentation of the Gospel according to St. John performed by Leonardo Defilippis.  Chapter One is available below.  All 21 chapters can be found at https://www.stjosephindy.org/gospel-according-to-st--john

Letter to FDA Urging Ethical COVID Vaccines

Posted by Patty Arthur

As our nation works to defend itself from the deadly Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), wewrite to express our gratitude to you and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for all of its effortsto combat the virus and to ask for your help to ensure that Americans will have access ... Read More »