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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

Bishop’s Homily at Diocesan Mass at March for Life

The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on January 20th at the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, […]

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Perspective

To be or not to be — parsing the implications of suicide

In recent years we have witnessed a growing tendency to promote suicide as a way of resolving end-stage suffering. Physician-assisted suicide is now legal in a handful of states, and […]

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World News

News Briefs: January 21, 2018

Catholic school founder among mudslides’ fatalities in California MONTECITO, Calif. (CNS) — The founder of a Catholic school in Ventura is among the fatalities caused by mudslides in Southern California, […]

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National

Laity taking their rightful place in pro-life work, ministry

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Building a culture of life is not solely the work of bishops and ordained clergy. Laypeople take the lead in diocesan and parish settings, and in independent […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Follow the Lord instead of seeking temporal pleasures

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:14-20 The first reading for this weekend is from the Book of Jonah, an Old Testament writing seldom presented in the liturgy. While Jonah […]

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Vatican

Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO IQUIQUE, Chile (CNS) —Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile. […]

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Local

Around the diocese: January 21, 2018

Education for Ministry unit on catechesis FORT WAYNE — The Education for Ministry Program began in 1991 and is the foundational catechetical training program for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South […]

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Perspective

‘Thank you for your service’

Guest commentary by Sister Constance Veit, LSP Together with another Little Sister, I was invited to represent our congregation at a somewhat exclusive reception during the Christmas season. We were […]

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Perspective

Forty-five years of legal abortion: Is contraception part of the solution or part of the problem?

Jan. 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the infamous Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand in our nation. Since that fateful day, almost 60 million […]

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Diocese

Payday lending bill makes practice more equitable for borrowers

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to make payday lending more equitable for borrowers is under consideration at the Indiana General Assembly this year. The Indiana Catholic Conference supports the proposal. Senate […]

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Bishop

Weekly schedule for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, January 21: 10 a.m. — Byzantine Mass, Malloy Hall, University of Notre Dame  Sunday, January 21: 5 p.m. — Ecumenical Vespers, St. Monica Church, Mishawaka  Monday, January 22: 6:30 p.m. — Mass, […]