Bishop

The secret to 60 years of marriage

Perspective

A different type of storm

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

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Parish

Longtime bass violinist retires from St. Vincent de Paul

By Caroline Dewey Margaret Freiburger was born in 1926 in Kendallville. She converted from the Lutheran faith to Catholicism in 1949, and both she and her husband, Ken Freiburger, joined […]

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Bishop

Weekly Schedule of Bishop Rhoades

Sunday, October 22: 11 a.m.— Wedding Anniversary Mass, St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend Monday, October 23: 7 p.m. — Talk on a Catholic Bishop’s Reflection on the Reformation, Trinity Lutheran Church, Elkhart […]

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Schools

Eagle Scout Fitzmaurice earns top award, travels on faith

Granger native John Paul Fitzmaurice recently earned the top honor as a Boy Scout, the Eagle Scout Award, just before his 18th birthday. A parishioner of Queen of Peace Parish […]

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National

Catholic cemeteries bury the poor and forgotten

WASHINGTON (CNS) — It is not as if anyone has organized a parade or a public relations campaign to say so, but Catholic cemeteries around the country have, do and […]

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National

Long-term recovery ahead for California communities hit hard by wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CNS) — The Diocese of Santa Rosa “has been hit hard” and “is in an ongoing state of uncertainty” because of Northern California wildfires that began the […]

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World News

News Briefs

Bishop Vasquez urges U.S. to help solve expanding Rohingya crisis WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration called on the federal government to work with […]

Columns
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Perspective

When is it a sin to make a referral?

During World War II, if a contractor had been asked to construct a building knowing that it would serve as a gas chamber in Auschwitz, it goes without saying that […]

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A more human society

A response to suffering

Many years ago, I attended a conference where physicians and others discussed care for dying patients. One speaker asked audience members how they would prefer to die: To pass away […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Am I ready to share in the riches the Lord has prepared?

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:1-14 The first part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading at Mass. Understanding the cultural, social, political and economic context […]

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