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New ministry calls Father Ramenaden back to Sri Lanka

“Retirement” is not in Father Bernard Ramenaden’s vocabulary, but “returning” is. The Benedictine priest and monk, who has been pastor of St. Gaspar del Bufalo Parish in Rome City for […]

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Wake up: the real danger posed by the California confession bill

Senate Bill 360, a piece of proposed legislation currently making its way through the California state Senate, should alarm not only every Catholic in the country, but indeed the adepts […]

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The corpse raiders

Most people recognize the importance of obtaining consent before retrieving organs from the bodies of deceased persons. They also understand the necessity of showing respect for those bodily remains following […]

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Our Lady of Good Hope altar dedicated, renovations blessed on 50th anniversary

Click here for more photos by John Martin. Long-awaited by Our Lady of Good Hope’s 964 families, significant renovations to the Fort Wayne parish are nearly complete. A $2.6 million […]

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What if every life were precious?

When Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill into law, she gave this simple explanation. “Every life is precious,” she said. The law has been criticized […]

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Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

By Mickey Conlon TORONTO (CNS) — A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its fourth-degree members. July […]

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PHJC sister elected general superior

DERNBACH, Germany — Sister Judith Diltz, PHJC, was elected general superior of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Congregation in Dernbach, Germany, on May 14. The international congregation of women […]

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Dr. Joseph Brettnacher, former Marian High School principal, appointed superintendent of Catholic schools

FORT WAYNE — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades announced May 28 the appointment of Joseph Brettnacher, Ph.D., as superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Brettnacher recently […]

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Diocese celebrates with joy ordination of Fathers Arroyo, St. Louis, Niezer

Click here for more photos from Nate Proulx Click here for more photos from Joshua Schipper “God is blessing our diocese today in giving us these three deacons, Spenser, José […]

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Priest assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 18, 2019: Reverend Jose Arroyo to Parochial Vicar, St. John […]

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Jesus is always present through His Spirit

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Luke 24:46-53 The date for celebrating the feast of the Ascension of the Lord is optional in this country. The decision is made […]

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St. Charles Lwanga and companions, the 22 Ugandan martyrs

The week leading up to June 3, Catholic faithful from dioceses in Uganda and surrounding countries begin long journeys to the shrine of the martyrs St. Charles Lwanga and his […]