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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, June 28: 9 a.m. — Mass, St. Francis Chapel, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne Monday, June 29: 7 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, SS. Peter and Paul Church, Huntington Sunday, […]

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The Lord asks us to take up our cross and follow Him

Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Matthew 10:37-42 This weekend’s first reading is from the first of two books in the Bible that bear a name suggesting that they are about […]

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Mexican bishops pledge to help southern Oaxaca after quake

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexico’s bishops pledged to help the people affected by an earthquake in southern Oaxaca state that left at least five dead. “We put ourselves under the […]

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LGBT equality ruling’s full impact on Church ‘yet to be seen,’ some say

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With the 6-3 Supreme Court decision June 15 banning job discrimination against individuals in the workplace identifying as LGBTQ, the Catholic Church in the United States has […]

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Priests in the diocese celebrate jubilees

Priests of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend give their lives to serve in many and myriad ways. Read about their years of service in these stories saluting the jubilarians. […]

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Vocation ‘a work of the community’

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS A PRIEST Father Dermot Gahan began his ministry to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend even before his ordination to the priesthood: He was first invited to the […]

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‘It is the joy of my life; I love to serve’

TWENTY -FIVE YEARS A PRIEST Father Michael Chukwudi Mbonu remembers very vividly what he calls “the happiest day of his life” day 25 years ago. It was July 15, 1995, […]

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Unwavering response to the Lord’s call

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS A PRIEST The enthusiasm and positive attitude of a young seminarian first drew Father Constantino Rocha to the idea of becoming a priest, and those qualities have permeated […]

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Four decades of ministry across the diocese

FORTY YEARS A PRIEST Father Philip DeVolder celebrated his 40th year as a priest June 14. And today, as he has done throughout his four-decade vocation, he allows the peace […]

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Msgr. Pius Ilechukwu thankful for 40-year vocation

FORTY YEARS A PRIEST The melodious sound of singing in Latin first attracted Msgr. Pius Ilechukwu to the priesthood. Then, in the seminary, he discovered the journey to becoming a […]

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‘Happiness follows obedience’: Msgr. Galic observes golden jubilee

FIFTY YEARS A PRIEST Plans were made, invitations printed, food ordered and other details completed for a golden jubilee of ordination celebration for Msgr. Bernard Galic June 14 at St. […]

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From Kolkata to Charleston by way of Indiana

FIFTY YEARS A PRIEST Perhaps it’s not too surprising that a boy for whom St. Teresa of Kolkata babysat wound up being ordained a priest 50 years ago, at age […]