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Encounter Jesus as first Christians did: in the Church, through baptism

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Matthew 28:16-20 In many dioceses in the United States, this weekend is the liturgical celebration of the feast of the Ascension of the […]

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Called to serve: Tebbe exemplifies a life of witness for the Church

Glenn Tebbe has always viewed his life as a calling. And most of the time, according to his wife of nearly 49 years, the calls have been quite literal. Laura […]

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The human costs of solitary confinement

No one foresaw the coronavirus outbreak. And now that it is upon us, we have been slow to realize how much it will affect the way we see the world. […]

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Diocese

‘Remarkable Woman’ a model of service for younger generations

God, country and community are probably the core values that best sum up Eve Peters’ life. A 28-year veteran and retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, Peters was recently […]

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Diocese

First Communions lead way for public Masses to resume

“I felt excited, like a little kid myself, to be able to receive Jesus today. In a way, it was a ‘first Communion’ for most of us, after missing the […]

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Pope’s message calls for better Catholic storytelling

Anyone who bemoans the prevalence of bad news in today’s media and feels a need to focus on truths that can bring people together will find hope in Pope Francis’ […]

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The incredible faith and strength of the maid of Orleans — St. Joan of Arc

By Effie Caldarola (CNS) — Was she suffering from schizophrenia or a form of epilepsy, as some modern writers have suggested? How did a teenage girl persuade the future King […]

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Once he retires, NFL quarterback to coach at Catholic high school

By Rob Herbst FAIRHOPE, Ala. (CNS) — Philip Rivers said he fulfilled one childhood dream by playing quarterback in the NFL. He’ll soon fulfill another by coaching high school football. […]

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Vatican

During pandemic, film, books commemorate St. John Paul’s legacy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pandemic restrictions have upset plans for pilgrimages and major public Masses celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II. But it hasn’t […]

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Diocese

Parish priests plan summer retirements

Click on the priest’s name below to read about the plans they are making for retirement and travel home this summer. Father Gary Sigler: Being a priest is the hardest, ‘yet […]

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Father Gary Sigler: Being a priest is the hardest, ‘yet the most wonderful thing’ he has done

When asking a priest about his mountaintop experiences in ministry, it should come as no surprise that it might be on Mount Tabor. That’s one of the spots Father Gary […]

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Father Paul McCarthy: ‘Like a breath of fresh air’

“God has a plan for everyone’s life,” explained Father Paul McCarthy, who will retire in June as pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in New Carlisle. “When I felt His […]