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Seminarians strategize for seventh Cupertino Classic

The University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, will host the seventh annual Cupertino Classic basketball game Monday, Dec. 27. The game comes after the 2020 installment was cancelled due to […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: December 5, 2021

Donaldson Sister Mary Kevin Ryan, PHJC, 90, Ancilla Domini Chapel Fort Wayne Wallace L. Hogle, 84, St. Vincent de Paul Clifford Holleran, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Ralph Laguna, Jr. St. […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Schedule updated Friday, Dec.  3, 2021 Sunday, December 5: 12 p.m. — Mass with Sacrament of Confirmation and the Rite of Reception Into Full Communion, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, […]

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News Briefs: December 5, 2021

Pope: Discrimination against people with disabilities must end VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church must be a home for all, especially for people with disabilities who continue to face […]

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Collection helps aging sisters, brothers, priests in religious orders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection Dec. 11-12. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office […]

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HHS rescinds rule protecting faith-based foster care, adoption agencies

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nov. 18 rescinded a Trump administration rule that ensured faith-based social service agencies that provide adoption and foster care […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Let us make ready the way of the Lord

Second Sunday of Advent Luke 3:1-6 The Book of Baruch provides the first reading for this Second Sunday of Advent. Baruch, not one of the major prophets, is relatively brief, […]

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Perspective

Bread, wine and a Norway spruce: the sacramental life 

Before there were any buildings in Rockefeller Center, there was a Christmas tree.  At the peak of the Great Depression, construction workers hungering for holiday cheer pooled their money to […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Prepare for the day when all will be fulfilled

First Sunday of Advent Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36 With this first Sunday of Advent, the Church begins a new liturgical year. As such, the readings for the year to come […]

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