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Funds, volunteers sought for medical mission team

FORT WAYNE — “Charity for the poor is like a living flame; the drier the fuel, the brighter it burns. In your service to the poor do not give only […]

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Actor Gary Sinise describes his road to the Catholic Church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed a rather unusual path to becoming a Catholic. In […]

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Former Vatican guard to deliver Servus Omnium lecture at USF

It’s hard to believe that a young Andreas Widmer had no idea what to do with his life. But the former member of the papal Swiss Guard admitted that at […]

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Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church. When […]

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Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, February 24: 10 a.m. — Rite of Election, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame Sunday, February 24: 7 p.m. — Mass, Holy Spirit Chapel, Le Mans Hall, Saint Mary’s College, […]

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Around the Diocese: February 24, 2019

Rebuilding refugees’ lives in Sri Lanka MISHAWAKA — Decades of civil war forced many to flee Sri Lanka. When the war ended in 2009, people returned to their villages and […]

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In Panama, couple says series of ‘yeses’ led to vocation of marriage

By Kelly Sankowski PANAMA CITY (CNS)  A young Catholic couple told World Youth Day pilgrims about the series of “yeses” that transformed their lives. “If you told me five years ago […]

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New movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

By Robert Alan Glover NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest ordained for a diocese in the United States, was born into slavery and endured myriad […]

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The ever-present totalitarian temptation

First circulated underground in communist Czechoslovakia in October 1978, Vaclav Havel’s brilliant dissection of totalitarianism, “The Power of the Powerless,” retains its salience four decades later. It should be required […]

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I know your vocation in life!

One of the privileges we have as seminarians is going to school visits with either high school or grade school students. It is always a lot of fun to answer […]

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In the winter of faith, keep working

As I write this, it is midwinter in the Northern Hemisphere. Like each season, winter has its time, its three months. To many of us, there seems to be a […]