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It’s in the cards for woman religious who threw perfect pitch

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The perfect pitch Dominican Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw prior to a Chicago White Sox game last summer not only went viral but is still out of […]

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The ground is level at the foot of the altar

There is something remarkably universal about most Catholic parishes in the U.S.: Our parishioners come from everywhere. The Catholic Church is 2,000 years old, is a presence in every country, […]

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Creation, redemption, martyrdom

A Lenten quiz: Which came first, God’s creation of the world or God’s covenant with Israel? If we think in terms of mere chronology, the answer is obvious. If we […]

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News Briefs: April 21, 2019

Ohio governor signs fetal heartbeat law, setting stage for legal challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that would make it illegal to carry out […]

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Seminarians installed as acolytes, lectors at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Six seminarians of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend were installed in the ministry of acolyte at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md., at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin […]

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Foot-care ministry offers physical relief, friendship to homeless

By Katie Scott PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Rodger placed his backpack next to a chair, sat down and unlaced worn-out shoes. “They told me there are going to be Epsom […]

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Around the Diocese: April 21, 2019

Catholic Charities mentoring program open house AUBURN — Today, over 8.5 million youth lack supportive, sustained relationships with caring adults. Individuals in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend can change […]

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Executions down globally, but up in U.S., says Amnesty International

The number of executions worldwide has dropped by almost one-third, Amnesty International said in its latest review of the death penalty. At least 690 people were executed globally in 20 […]

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Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote […]

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A common medical event in church

This past year at one of the morning Sunday Masses that I attended, one of the altar servers was kneeling during the consecration and violently fell forward, smashing her face […]

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Catholic foundations discuss Catholic social teaching and more during conference

Saying their organizations are “a game-changer,” Sister Carol Keehan, a longtime advocate for health care and those in need, encouraged leaders of Catholic foundations to begin with respecting the dignity […]

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Parishes-in-Need grants approved

FORT WAYNE — The Annual Bishop’s Appeal of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend includes a funding program to assist less affluent parishes. A Parishes-in-Need Fund Committee met recently to […]