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Bread, wine and a Norway spruce: the sacramental life 

Before there were any buildings in Rockefeller Center, there was a Christmas tree.  At the peak of the Great Depression, construction workers hungering for holiday cheer pooled their money to […]

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News Briefs: December 5, 2021

Pope: Discrimination against people with disabilities must end VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church must be a home for all, especially for people with disabilities who continue to face […]

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Collection helps aging sisters, brothers, priests in religious orders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection Dec. 11-12. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office […]

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Diocese

Speaker: Science explains laws of nature; faith tells of author

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Bradley Gregory, associate professor of biblical studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, said today “most scientists see that science can inform faith and faith […]

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HHS rescinds rule protecting faith-based foster care, adoption agencies

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nov. 18 rescinded a Trump administration rule that ensured faith-based social service agencies that provide adoption and foster care […]

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Diocese

A gift beyond all others

There is an almost childlike quality to Patti Hagadorn, the sort that Jesus said is needed to enter the kingdom of heaven. In her mind, there are no strangers, only […]

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Diocese

Priest appointment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointment: Reverend Tyrell Alles, OSB, as Parochial Vicar at St. Therese and St. Henry Parishes […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: November 28, 2021

Fort Wayne Donald C. Brames, 93, St. Charles Borromeo Carlie Eisaman, 73, St. Jude Phyllis Heinze, 87, St. Jude David J. Miller, 85, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Edward Miller, 70, […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, November 28: 11 a.m. — Mass, Annunciation Woman’s Vocation House, Fort Wayne Sunday, November 28: 6:30 p.m. — Lighting of Diocesan Christmas Tree for an Evening of Heavenly Lights, Cathedral of […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Prepare for the day when all will be fulfilled

First Sunday of Advent Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36 With this first Sunday of Advent, the Church begins a new liturgical year. As such, the readings for the year to come […]

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News Briefs: November 28, 2021

St. Joseph reminds Church to pay attention to the essential, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During this time marked by global crisis, St. Joseph can offer people support, consolation […]

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Plans for three-year National Eucharistic Revival approved

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ focus on the significance of the Eucharist in the life of the Church isn’t just about the statement they approved at their fall meeting. […]