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Suspension of Masses historically rare, but not unprecedented

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Mass viewing opportunities abound

Vatican

Special indulgences related to COVID-19 announced by Vatican

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Diocese

‘I should have done this three years ago’

Sometimes God uses dramatic means to change people’s hearts. Other times, He moves in the small stirrings of the soul or in little nudges from His faithful on earth. Laura […]

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Diocese

Faithful act to ‘stand up straight and strive to be saints’

Stories of hope and help, service and support — examples of living as Christ to others in new and meaningful ways — are already marking the spiritual life of the […]

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Bishop

Bishop announces diocesewide Stations of the Cross

FORT WAYNE — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has announced that on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will livestream the Stations of the Cross […]

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National

Ethicists, lawyers see dangers in rationing of scarce health resources

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien BALTIMORE (CNS) — Catholic ethicists and legal experts are sounding the alarm that the scarcity of resources such as ventilators and hospital beds during the current […]

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National

North American College decides to send all its seminarians home

ROME (CNS) — With more than half of its seminarians already back in the United States, the Pontifical North American College in Rome is sending its students home. “In consultation […]

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Vatican

Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Those who believe will see the glory of God

Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-45 The Book of Ezekiel provides the first reading for this weekend. Even a quick reading of the history of ancient Israel shows that there […]

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Perspective

Coronavirus and ‘The Hollywood Squares’

The novel coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, late last year has affected higher education like nothing I have experienced in my time as a university president. We have called […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

‘May Jesus, the light of the world, lead us on’

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades March 22, 2020, on the Fourth Sunday of Lent, during a livestreamed Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, […]