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French forum looks at religious liberty against backdrop of history

SAINT-OMER, France (CNS) — In the 1500s, anti-Catholicism became popular in England with the Act of Supremacy in 1535, which declared that the crown of England was the only earthly […]

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News Briefs

Peace, dialogue held hostage by nuclear weapons threat, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The existence of nuclear weapons creates a false sense of security that holds international relations hostage […]

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The tradition of blessing the Thanksgiving Day food

Many parishes in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend offer a blessing of Easter baskets at that time of year, but St. Vincent de Paul Parish is among those that […]

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Diocese

Former Italian mission embraces the Hispanic faithful

On the corner of Brooklyn and Hale avenues in Fort Wayne sits a church whose colorful history has gone from “Arrevederci” to “¡Hola!” over a period of more than 100 […]

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Around the Diocese: November 19, 2017

New Education for Ministry program cycle to begin FORT WAYNE — The Education for Ministry Program gives Catholic schoolteachers in kindergarten through grade eight the doctrinal background to prepare students […]

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Diocese

St. John the Baptist pledges to ‘Rebuild My Church’

When Jesus spoke the words, “rebuild my Church” to St. Francis of Assisi, He was speaking both figuratively and literally. The church structure at San Damiano was dilapidated and in […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Those who fear the Lord will be welcomed at the heavenly banquet

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 25:14-30 The Book of Proverbs provides this weekend’s first reading. This book was composed when the Holy Land and the lives of its inhabitants […]

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Perspective

Miracle in Fayetteville

Two years ago, I wrote a column about my first-born daughter, Amanda, and her struggles with a devastating neurological disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Of all the articles I […]

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Nation’s leaders urged to ‘engage in real debate’ on curbing gun violence

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The nation’s leaders “must engage in a real debate about needed measures to save lives and make our communities safer,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ […]

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Bishop Rhoades weekly calendar

Sunday, November 19: 10 a.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Jude Church, South Bend Monday, November 20: 1 p.m. — Meetings of Corporations of Diocese, Catholic Cemeteries, and Saint Anne Communities, Archbishop […]

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Making peace with the metronome

The metronome is an instrument that makes the “click-clack, click-clack” sound as it swings its arm to keep tempo for musicians. It could be the companion to great musicianship or, […]

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Solidarity in Suffering — The perilous predicament of Christians in the Middle East

Christians have lived in the Middle East since Pentecost and are spread across the entire region. Today, Christians in the Middle East form a grand mosaic comprised of Catholic Churches, […]