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Biden administration reopens, expands immigration program for minors

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Biden administration in mid-September reinitiated and expanded an immigration program aimed at reuniting some immigrant parents in the U.S. with their children left behind in Central […]

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Weekly Calendar of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, September 26: 11:30 a.m. — Wedding Anniversary Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne Monday, September 27: 10 a.m. — Meeting of the Bishop’s Cabinet, Archbishop Noll Center, Fort Wayne Tuesday, […]

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Dioceses prepare to welcome first Afghans starting new lives in U.S.

(CNS) — Patrick Raglow and the resettlement staff at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City expect to be very busy very soon. They are preparing to welcome to […]

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Around the Diocese: September 26, 2021

Fifth annual Corrections Ministry Conference FORT WAYNE — The Corrections Ministry Conference is a regional conference for clergy, lay jail and prison volunteers, those in corrections professions and anyone interested […]

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Justice Thomas discusses faith, modern views in ND lecture

(CNS) — In an address at the University of Notre Dame Sept. 16, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke about being personally grounded by his Catholic faith — which he […]

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St. Junipero Serra, California’s fall guy

California’s legislature now has it in for St. Junípero Serra, who has long been considered the founding father of the Golden State. Authorities let an angry mob tear down the […]

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Learning all about Jesus

Over the summer, we took a family road trip to Pennsylvania, breaking in our new minivan by putting 4,000 miles on it in just under a month. As we drove […]

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How to live a meaningful life

Last week, I had the great good fortune to sit down for a Zoom interview with Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau and John Vervaeke. As I’m sure you know, Peterson, professor […]

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Church needs to hear God speaking through those who are hurting, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To listen to the Holy Spirit, members of the Church must listen to each other and especially to those who are marginalized, Pope Francis said, explaining […]

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Catholic Charities helps Afghan evacuees during National Migration Week

FORT WAYNE — Like Karen Bender, refugee health coordinator for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, many people watched news footage of the evacuation scenes at the […]

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Bishops reject abortion funding in budget bill’s health care provisions

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Catholic archbishops Sept. 17 objected to two House committees advancing portions of the $3.5 trillion budget bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, with language […]

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Rest in Peace: September 19, 2021

Auburn Patricia Blotkamp, 69, Immaculate Conception Bremen James Beath, 79, St. Dominic  Joan Schutz, 88, St. Dominic Granger Jacquelyn Walsh, 89, St. Pius X Mishawaka Rosemarie Bradford, 93, St. Monica Elizabeth Mittiga, […]