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Prayer: how women build up themselves and others

Too fat, too short, too ugly, too unorganized, too shy, too loud, too ordinary. Satan whispers sly little lies in the ears of women, even Catholic women, who sometimes get […]

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Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination spotlights Notre Dame Law School

WASHINGTON (CNS) — If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will be the first Notre Dame Law School graduate to sit on the bench of […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, September 27: 2 p.m. — Walk for the Poor for St. Vincent de Paul Society, Parkview Field, Fort Wayne Sunday, September 27: 4:30 p.m. — Mass and Dedication of St. Mary […]

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News Briefs: September 27, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered as ‘jurist of historic stature’ WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 at age 87, has been described in countless […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: September 27, 2020

Angola Joan Willig, 96, St. Anthony of Padua Auburn Mary A. Dolezal, 87, Immaculate Conception Decatur Mary E. Mendoza, 73, St. Mary of the Assumption Ann M. Saalfrank, 71, St. […]

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Diocese

Around the diocese: September 27, 2020

Sisters of Providence to host first virtual Come and See retreat SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS — Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, by Zoom for their first-ever virtual Come […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Turning from sin leads to eternal life

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21:28-32 The Book of Ezekiel provides of this weekend’s first reading. Pivotal in Jewish history was the time spent by Hebrew captives, and by […]

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees Sept. 27

When pandemic threatened residency, immigrant turned to Catholic Charities FORT WAYNE – The path to citizenship can be long and tedious, requiring many years of effort: holding a job, securing […]

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Mass marks beginnings of national shrine a century ago

By Maureen Boyle WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception inaugurated its jubilee year Sept. 20 during a 100th anniversary Mass to commemorate the […]

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Perspective

What comes after the pandemic?

While we are still in the midst of the worst pandemic of the past century, with almost 200,000 people dead in our country alone, Pope Francis is thinking about what […]

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Perspective

‘Hark! The herald angels

Our American culture is prone to make-believe. Fairies, mermaids, hobbits and gnomes are all popular pretend creatures in books, movies and gardens, capturing people’s imaginations. Real, spiritual creatures, such as […]

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You’re meant to be an eagle, not a chicken: a reflection on baptism

When I was doing full-time parish ministry, one of my favorite activities was performing baptisms. I put the word in the plural, for I hardly ever baptized one baby at […]