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									   “There is one Lord,                Northwest Indiana

 one faith, one baptism,
  one God and Father
 of all, who is over all,
 and works through all,
     and is in all.”

     Ephesians 4:5-6
                                           July 26, 2009            SERVING THE COUNTIES OF         LAKE, LAPORTE, PORTER AND STARKE • VOLUME XXIII, NUMBER 27 • 75 CENTS

                                                                                                                                                         LABOR, MANAGEMENT

                                                                                                                                                           takes on
                                                                                                                               Deacon Joe
                                                                                                                                                          both sides
                                                                                                                                                            of issue
                                                                                                                               prepares the
                                                                                                                               for Mass at
                                                                                                                               Indiana State               WASHINGTON (CNS) —
                                                                                                                                                        When Pope Benedict XVI
                                                                                                                                                        released his third encyclical —
                                                                                                                               Michigan City,
                                                                                                                                                        “Caritas in Veritate” (“Charity in
                                                                                                                               June 20.

                                                                                                                                                        Truth”) — he stressed that the
                                                                                                                               The prison

                                                                                                                                                        voice of workers must be heard as
                                                                                                                               received a

                                                                                                                                                        heads of state, industry moguls,

                                                                                                                                                        labor union leaders and environ-
                                                                                                                               of items,

                                                                                                                                                        mentalists develop long-term solu-
                                                                                                                               including altar

                                                                                                                                                        tions for the ailing global economy.
                                                                                                                               kneelers, and
                                                                                                                               candle sticks,              The pope’s encyclical —
                                                                                                                               from the                 released in early July — re-
                                                                                                                               now-closed               emphasizes the Catholic Church’s
                                                                                                                               Blessed                  continuing support of workers
                                                                                                                                                        associations going back to Pope
                                                                                                                                                        Leo XIII’s encyclical, “Rerum
                                                                                                                               Parish in Gary.
                                                                                                                                                        Novarum,” in 1891, but it also
                                                                                                                               (Photo provided)

                                                                                                                                                        challenges labor union leaders to
                                                                                                                                                        adapt to a growing global econo-
                                                                                                                                                        my to remain relevant.
                                                                                                                                                           According to John Carr, execu-
                                                                                                                                                        tive director of the Department
                                                                                                                                                        of Justice, Peace and Human
                                                                                                                                                        Development at the U.S.

                                        FROM                 CLOSED PARISH                                                                              Conference of Catholic Bishops,
                                                                                                                                                        the pope’s encyclical says a
                                                                                                                                                        healthy economy depends on

                                 to behind bars                                                                                                         workers who earn a sustainable
                                                                                                                                                        wage, receive reliable health ben-
                                                                                                                                                        efits and have a safe environment
                                                                                                                                                        in which to perform their jobs.
                                 New life for parish artifacts at state prison                                                                             “Pope Benedict, like earlier
                                                                                                                                                        popes, thinks labor unions are a
       MICHIGAN CITY — He was a crim-               curtain was falling on the thief ’s life, his   turned his head in reply.                           big part of the solution,” Carr
     inal. Legend has labeled him a murderer        one last act was to reach out to the man          “Amen, I say to you, today you will be            told Catholic News Service.
     and a thief. In atonement for his crimes,      in the middle with an incredible leap of        with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:43)                     The encyclical encourages a
     he was sentenced to die a most horrific        faith and deep remorse for the life he            While the gospels never call him by               strong voice for labor to balance
     death. That was the bad news.                  had led.                                        name, the man on the cross next to Jesus            the authority of management in
       The good news, if there was any to be          “Jesus, remember me when you come             has become known as St. Dismas, from                the global economy — a give-and-
     had that day, is that he was crucified at      into your kingdom.” (Luke 23:42)                the Greek for sunset or death. The                  take system expected to achieve
     the side of a most extraordinary man. By         In the throes of his own agony and            Church has never formally canonized                 long-term financial security.
     most accounts, Jesus was just another          death, Jesus, with an even more astonish-                                                              “What Benedict says is we
     criminal, a rebel and a radical. But as the    ing act of compassion and forgiveness,                   (See Prison, Page 12)
                                                                                                                                                            (See Encyclical, Page 6)

        Andrean cleaning up damage after break-in, vandalism
  MERRILLVILLE                  —        Merrillville Detective Jim           Staff members at school that
Andrean High School staff             Lilley, in charge of the case, said   Friday were greeted by broken
members have been cleaning up         earlier this week that police were    glass and items strewn about.
the mess and taking note of any-      awaiting information from the         Among the areas hardest hit
thing missing following a break-      high school regarding damage          were the main office, the princi-
in during the early morning           and missing items. Basilian           pal’s office, guidance depart-
hours of Feb. 17. The school sus-     Father Paul Quanz, AHS princi-        ment, and development offices.
tained extensive damage to its        pal, emailed staff to return to         According to one staff mem-
front offices and upstairs class-     school to determine if their class-   ber, “They just ripped everything
room doors, although the perpe-       room was hit.                         up.” Another staff member
trators gained entry through the         An Andrean maintenance             noted the difficulty in cleaning
back of the building.                 worker discovered the damage          up due to all the broken glass. By
  Merrillville police took into       shortly after 5 a.m. that Friday      Friday afternoon, much of the
custody four juveniles, ages 12,      and notified police. Summer           damage was cleaned up and bro-
13, 13, and 14, from two area         school was cancelled for the day,     ken doors or windows had been
residences following their investi-   although the school planned to        boarded up.
gation. The four will be charged      resume its summer session on
through juvenile court.               Monday.                                    (See Break-in, Page 6)
                                                                                                                 A painting of the late Basilian Father John Cherry, a former Andrean princi-
                                                                                                                 pal, was slashed during the break-in. (Tim Hunt photo)

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