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Finding friendship: disability awareness

Name of school in cutline below corrected on Dec. 5, as well as gender of student in 12th paragraph.     Susan Bear sees her son Ryan as an ambassador. […]

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Young people take ‘Deep Dive’ into becoming vibrant Gospel witnesses

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Katie Prejean McGrady acknowledged a truth about the National Catholic Youth Conference and similar events. “All of us hit these walls when we leave these big events,” […]

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Medicine and a ‘sense of the sacred’

As clergy, we touch upon very holy realities when we baptize, consecrate the Eucharist, give absolution to sinners or anoint the sick. These special moments engage divine grace in deep […]

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God’s power paradox

One of the great cries of Advent is for God to rend the heavens and come down (Is 64:1), for Him to stir up His mighty power and come to […]

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Movie Reviews: By the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the USCCB

Christmas movie tells story of orphans helped by guardian angels SAN DIEGO (CNS) — When it debuted in late 2018, “Buttons: A Christmas Tale” boasted an impressive number of famous […]

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A home for generation woke

“Oh, you’re a millennial.” He said it like a curse word, his voice dripping with sarcasm and contempt. I nodded. “Born in 1989. Full blown, through and through.” I thought […]

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End-of-year giving in the diocese

As the year draws to a close, the light of the Christmas season signals the light of the world. And as gifts are given to friends and loved ones, it […]

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Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria said Vatican officials have told him that the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed. A news […]

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Call me ‘Father’: Pope’s priestly vocation is his favorite gift

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In Caravaggio’s painting of Matthew, the sinful tax collector being called by Jesus to “Follow me,” Pope Francis sees the same unexpected, grace-filled moment found in […]

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Lay pastoral ministry in high schools — a ministry of accompaniment

A shepherd walks among his flock, leading and guiding it through fair or stormy weather. He feeds them physically and spiritually. He spends his life amidst the flock. Following Christ’s […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, December 1: 1 p.m. — Tour of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, with St. Michael the Archangel Youth Group Tuesday, December 3: 10:30 a.m. — Advent Day of Recollection […]

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Searching for the lost sheep

If there is one point to remember, it’s that there is hope. Hope for brothers and sisters, daughters and sons who have fallen away from the Church. Not only is […]