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The Sunday Gospel

The Spirit of Christ is alive in us

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 11:25-30 This weekend, the first biblical reading is from the Book of Zechariah. It is thought that Zechariah was of the priestly caste and […]

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Vatican

Msgr. Ratzinger, retired pope’s brother, dies at 96

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, a musician and retired Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, died July 1 at the age of 96. According to Vatican News, Msgr. Ratzinger […]

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Bishop

Proving God’s existence

One of man’s deepest and most enduring questions is this: Can the existence of an unseen and mystical God be proven? Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades and Dr. Lewis Pearson, philosophy […]

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Diocese

Memory of couple who escaped Nazis lives through endowment

Three students at St. Jude School, Fort Wayne, received a unique grant from a family at the parish. Peter, Bosco and Augustine Cing, brothers who immigrated from Vietnam, received the […]

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Diocese

One year later: Couple reminisce on their journey to the Catholic Church

Sometimes God requires worldly sacrifices to give His children a greater good. Among them, converts to the Catholic faith sometimes face resistance from their friends and family when they united […]

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U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said. […]

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Perspective

Learning how to saunter: the gifts of quarantine 

Tonight, I wrote two events on my calendar: a birthday party and a baptism.  They will be sanitized, scaled-down gatherings — and they will be fun — but still, it […]

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Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying

By Rick Snizek PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CNS) — Arriving in the early evening at Fatima Hospital, Father Richard Narciso — his anxiety level already raised due to the circumstances — listened […]

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Perspective

The inoculation of sin

I’m a very sick man. In fact, I knock daily on death’s door. You see, I inherited it from my parents, and it has been in the family tree ever […]

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Diocese

Around the Diocese: June 28, 2020

Dana Strabavy named to South Bend Regional Chamber’s Michiana Forty Under 40 SOUTH BEND — Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, has announced that Dana Strabavy, director of counseling, has […]

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News Briefs: June 28, 2020

Miracle child’s Down syndrome is a ‘blessing for our family,’ says couple DICKSON, Tenn. (CNS) — When Dan Schachle told folks at the Knights’ Supreme Council in New Haven, Connecticut, […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: June 28, 2020

Decatur Roberto O. Arriaga Sr., 69, St. Mary of the Assumption Connor J. Brite, 22, St. Mary of the Assumption Trevor M. Ortiz, 20, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort […]