Parish

Immaculate Conception Parish marks 150-year anniversary

Diocese

Our Lady of Guadalupe feast to celebrate Patroness of the Americas

Special

Local effort reunites Iraqi refugee family

Local
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Diocese

Obligations for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas

There are two separate obligations that must be fulfilled for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Sunday, Dec. 24) and Christmas (Monday, Dec. 25). Given that Christmas falls the day after […]

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Bishop

Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, December 17: 4 p.m. — Sacrament of Confirmation, St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church, South Bend Monday, December 18: 11 a.m. — Mass and Luncheon for Diocesan Employees of South […]

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Diocese

Father Kafka laid to rest in Michigan

FORT WAYNE — Father Matthew Kafka, a priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the age of 84, at St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland in Pontiac, […]

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National

Bishop lays out policies for ‘morally acceptable’ tax reform

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a new letter to members of Congress, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, outlined a sweeping package of changes in pending tax reform legislation to […]

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National

Iowa priest honored for heroism as chaplain at Pearl Harbor

By Dan Russo DUBUQUE, Iowa (CNS) — Relatives of the first chaplain to die in World War II accepted the Silver Star on his behalf 76 years to the day […]

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Vatican

Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and […]

Columns
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Perspective

Pinpricks of Light

I had a dream last night. It was just a brief moment, almost like a page in a storybook. In the dream, a husband and wife were lying in bed […]

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Perspective

Are we distracted receivers?

As we prepare for Christmas, I am sure many readers have had the experience of thoughtfully selecting a gift for a child and laboriously tracking down the item. The present, […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

St. Vincent de Paul and St. Juan Diego

The following is the text of the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the annual Mass with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Fort Wayne on Dec. 9 at […]

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