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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: Dec. 16, 2018

Decatur R. Wayne Carpenter, 92, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort Wayne Shirley Morken, 76, St. Therese Anne Crew, 59, St. Therese Ann Barrett, 60, Most Precious Blood Charles Schenkel, […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Rejoice in the Lord, the one whom John the Baptist foretold

Third Sunday of Advent Luke 3:10-18 An atmosphere of delighted expectation overtakes this weekend’s liturgy. It is Gaudete Sunday, a name taken from the Latin rendition of the first word […]

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Bishop

Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, December 16: 10 a.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Joseph Church, LaGrange Tuesday, December 18: 11 a.m. — Mass and Luncheon for Diocesan Employees of Fort Wayne Area, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort […]

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Diocese

St. Teresa of Kolkata: a saint of Advent joy

Likely one of the most beloved saints of modern time, St. Teresa of Kolkata (the city formerly known as Calcutta, India) was known worldwide for her smile. Standing at a […]

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Perspective

Ecclesial déjà vu all over again

After a surprise derailment by the Vatican of a long-awaited vote of the U.S. bishops, tempers were frayed. “I feel frustrated,” said one powerful cardinal. An influential archbishop added, “The […]

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Diocese

How Catholic Charities is creating Generation Zero with Stay the Course

Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, Catholic Charities introduced a new concept in its efforts to eradicate poverty in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend: Generation Zero, the first generation of […]

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National

Women religious launch Advent with the light appearing in darkness

By Katie Rutter BEECH GROVE, Ind. (CNS) — A few purple hangings and an Advent wreath were the only signs of the season in the dark chapel of the Our […]

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Perspective

Being open to God’s future

By Sister Mary Jo Nelson Being open to God’s future “There is an appointed time for everything …A time to plant and a time to uproot the plantA time to tear […]

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National

News Briefs: Dec. 16, 2018

11th Circuit ruling ‘finally’ ends EWTN court fight over HHS mandate IRONDALE, Ala. (CNS) — The chairman and CEO of the Eternal Word Television Network said the global Catholic media […]

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Perspective

The challenge of John Chau

Perhaps you’ve heard the extraordinary story of John Chau, the young Christian missionary who tried to bring the Gospel to North Sentinel Island, one of the most remote and isolated […]

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Diocese

Two new books give parents ideas to help raise kids Catholic

By Regina Lordan Throughout his papacy, St. John Paul II called on parents to recommit themselves to the vows they made in matrimony and again during their children’s baptisms: to […]