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Prayers, Support Needed for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease, Pope Says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Marking World Alzheimer’s Day on Sept. 21, Pope Francis asked people to pray for all those affected by the illness, including families and caregivers. Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Expanding the Circle of Protection

One of the maddening aspects of America’s political landscape for Catholics is the inconsistencies of both political parties. Some folks may oppose the death penalty but are just fine with […]

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How to Navigate the Use of Humor in the Church

Earlier this summer, I was invited to present at the Catholic Media Conference, speaking to journalists and editors about “using humor and joy in writing and publications.” As I told […]

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The Rise in Enrollment at Catholic Schools Should Not Be Ignored

Finding silver linings within the destabilizing and tumultuous years of the COVID-19 pandemic is not always easy. But the major shifts that took place in public life as a result […]

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St. Charles Borromeo’s Young Adult Ministry Hosts Second Retreat 

When St. Charles Borromeo’s pastor, Father Tom Shoemaker, returned from a meeting regarding the need for enhanced young adult formation within the Church, he communicated this need to current St. […]

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News Briefs: October 2, 2022

Prayers Offered for Victims of Ukraine War, Calls for Peace Renewed WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) — Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington, D.C. joined Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic […]

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Indiana Abortion Ban Temporarily Blocked as Challenge Moves Forward

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — A judge issued a preliminary injunction on Sept. 22 on a new Indiana abortion law that gives legal protection to most unborn babies.  The ruling temporarily reinstates […]

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Priest announcement

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following announcement: Reverend Emmanuel Abuh to Parochial Vicar, Queen of Peace, Mishawaka, effective September 14, 2022.

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Eucharistic Adoration at a Young Age Fosters Belief in the True Presence

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6. Eucharistic adoration is the community’s opportunity to […]

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Firefighter’s trust in God is forged by fire and faith

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – Joe Ybarra reached for his rosary as the wildfire raged across the Idaho mountainside, threatening his life and the lives of seven other U.S. Forest Service firefighters. […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Tuesday, Sept. 27: 8:15 a.m. — Mass and Pastoral visit, St. Vincent de Paul School, Fort Wayne Wednesday, Sept. 28: 6 p.m. — Mass, Assisi Program for Discipleship and Leadership, […]

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Rest in Peace: September 25, 2022

Bremen Karen Smith, 69, St. Dominic  Bristol  Mary Grace Miller, 95, St. Mary of the Annunciation Christine Ogar, 77, St. Mary of the Annunciation Fort Wayne  Joyce Kelley, 80, St. […]