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Lessons from a COVID-19 infection

Experiencing COVID-19 these days brings to mind the scene in “Ben-Hur” when the lepers are proclaiming themselves “Unclean! Unclean!” People compare COVID-19 to the flu, which in many cases is […]

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The moral and spiritual purpose of the law

The text here is taken from a homily Bishop Barron offered regarding Church and state and the true purpose of the law for the Red Mass at St. Louis Cathedral […]

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News briefs: October 24, 2021

Prominent Anglican bishop who served in U.S. received into Catholic Church MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — A prominent Anglican bishop has joined the Catholic Church and will be ordained as a […]

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Bishops call attacks on Catholic sites ‘acts of hate’ that must stop

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Oct. 10 vandalization of Denver’s cathedral basilica that resulted in satanic and other “hateful graffiti” being scrawled on its doors and at least one statue brought […]

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Initiatives on Eucharist aim to give Catholics better understanding

WASHINGTON (CNS) — This past June at their annual meeting, the U.S. bishops spoke about helping Catholics come to a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Eucharist through an upcoming […]

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St. Casimir inaugurates Nocturnal Adoration Society

“Whatever its size, every parish in Mexico has a Nocturnal Adoration Society,” said Alvaro Bautista, who moved to the United States from Mexico more than 20 years ago. So, it […]

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‘The Bible in a Year’ podcast takes Catholics deeper

Reading the Bible cover to cover is a daunting undertaking. This year, to help Catholics and others to discover the richness of the Scriptures, Father Mike Schmitz, a priest of […]

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Proudly pro-life — Lucy Papaik: ‘God made us to be someone’

For pro-life advocate Lucy Papaik, the words of the prophet Jeremiah have defined her upbringing, her faith convictions and her life’s work: “For I know well the plans I have […]

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Desiring to become saints: South Bend All-Schools Mass

On the memorial of St. Pope John XXIII, Oct. 11, Catholic schools on the South Bend side of the diocese gathered at the Edmund P. Joyce Center at the University […]

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Love for God, self and others blossoms at Kingdom Builders conference

Kingdom Builders women’s ministry continued its work of bringing women deeper into God’s love at the second annual Kingdom Builders conference Oct. 16, encouraging them to “Bloom.”  Click here for […]

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‘Journeying Together’ as the pilgrim people of God

Bishop opens diocesan phase of synodal process The following is the text of the homily given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at the Mass opening the diocesan phase of the […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: October 17, 2021

Fort Wayne Noel Ihrie, 44, St. Vincent de Paul Janet J. Peters, 71, St. Charles Borromeo  Richard A. Peters, 75, St. Charles Borromeo Granger Joan Beesley, 82, St. Pius X […]