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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: September 15, 2019

Decatur Donald D. Schmitt, 89, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort Wayne Delbert Minnick, 94, St. Charles Borromeo Teresa A. Croy, 82, St. Joseph – Hessen Cassel Robert L. Hemrick, […]

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The Sunday Gospel

God shows abundant mercy to His people

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 15:1-32 This weekend’s first reading is from the Book of Exodus. This book roughly chronicles the passage of the Hebrew people from Egypt, where […]

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Bishop

Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, September 15: 7:30 p.m. —  Mass, St. Francis Chapel, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne Tuesday, September 17: 8:30 a.m. — Mass with Blessing of Recently Renovated St. Joseph School, Fort Wayne […]

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Diocese

Around the Diocese: September, 15, 2019

40 Days For Life prayers planned in Allen County FORT WAYNE — 40 Days for Life is a prayerful, peaceful and lawful endeavor to protect and save the lives of […]

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National

News Briefs: Sept. 15, 2019

Catholic organizations in Florida marshaling aid for Dorian victims MIAMI (CNS) — In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s brutal blasting of the Bahamas, Catholic organizations in Florida continued to raise […]

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Diocese

Convenient grace

Profiles in the CCD/Religious Education setting The theme for Catechetical Sunday is “Stay With Us,” addressing the alarming statistics on young Catholics who have left the Church. Ascension Press’s article […]

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Diocese

Catechetical Sunday is Sept. 15

The phone rings and the caller ID displays the parish number. Do you answer the call? This year, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday on Sept. 15, the 24th Sunday in […]

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National

Indianapolis Colts chaplain focuses on players’ lives and faith

By John Shaughnessy INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — As the Catholic chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts, Father Douglas Hunter has access to the training facility, the team meetings and the sidelines during […]

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Perspective

Searching for silver linings: grace after the storm

Business was good. So good, in fact, that the family company had become one of the largest breweries in New England, producing 300,000 barrels a year and supporting two generations […]

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Perspective

Still the silent killer

I recently was asked to be a guest on the “Doctor, Doctor” show that airs on Redeemer Radio at 1 p.m. Fridays and again at 11 a.m. Saturdays. The topic […]

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Vatican

Amid economic growth, Mauritius urged to care for the young, poor

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (CNS) — Statistical indicators show Mauritius’ rapid economic growth has benefited all sectors of society, lifting thousands out of poverty over the past 30 years, but Pope […]

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Vatican

Pope leaves Mozambique urging reconciliation, care for each other

MAPUTO, Mozambique (CNS) — When Jesus told his disciples to love one another and pray for their enemies, he meant it — even disciples in a nation like Mozambique, where […]