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Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blasts

By Dale Gavlak AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Lebanese were reeling after a massive explosion at Beirut’s port destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods across the capital, and Catholic leaders immediately took […]

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Perspective

On the truest source of our dignity

One of our deeper wounds is that we tend to doubt our dignity, especially in times of trouble. We look to human being who are fickle for a sense of […]

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How to intimately learn Catholicism

Fifteen years after Richard Louv’s bestseller “The Last Child in the Woods” was published, it is more relevant than ever. I’m fascinated by his insights on the “nature-deficit disorder” ailing […]

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Mass in three dimensions once again

Have you started going back to Mass yet? Recently I went to my first Mass in three months. I had been watching Masses livestreamed weekly, but of course it didn’t […]

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Catholic prayer, meditation app Hallow sees huge increase in popularity

By Ian Alvano WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the developers of the Catholic meditation app Hallow launched it in 2018, they hoped to attract young Catholics, but what is now the […]

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News Briefs: August 9, 2020

Beatification of Father McGivney to take place Oct. 31 HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) — Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be beatified during a special Mass […]

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Diocese

Annual Bishop’s Appeal allows diocese to spread light of God’s love

FORT WAYNE — “The Annual Bishop’s Appeal is an opportunity for all of us to participate in the Church’s mission in ‘Spreading the Light of God’s Love,’” said Bishop Kevin […]

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Priest appointment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointment, effective August 3, 2020: Reverend John Conley, C.S.C., to Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Notre […]

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Diocese

Youths renewed on Blessed Solanus Casey canoe trip

Bridging the social distance — A light spatter of warm rain only seemed to add to the joyful normalcy of a youth group canoe trip through the Salamonie Reservoir in […]

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Catholic schools: Pastors and principals will ­­decide how to best begin their school year

Diocesan Catholic schools’ reopening plans to be adjusted on school-by-school basis FORT WAYNE — In light of the continued adjustments needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic Schools […]

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Weekly schedule for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, August 2: 1:30 p.m. — Mass with Perpetual Profession of Vows for Sisters of St. Francis, St. Francis Convent, Mishawaka Monday, August 3: 5 p.m. — Mass with Institution of Lectors […]

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The Sunday Gospel

God provides abundantly and completely through Jesus

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 14:13-21 The last and third section of the Book of Isaiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. The first section of Isaiah […]