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Marriage: When expectations yield to love

This summer marks the special occasions of David’s and my 40th anniversary and the marriage of our older son Ryan to Sarah, our new daughter. In one of the pre-wedding […]

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Living in largo: in praise of a slower pace

There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both. In music you can measure it. The tempo called “largo” – Italian for […]

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Random thoughts and caveats

One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately is how it’s well known that preschool-age children who go to day care centers have more respiratory illnesses than those children […]

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Norms offer Communion options for gluten-intolerant Catholics

Lucas Cook was born with food allergies. “I didn’t sleep and I threw up all the time. It was very hard on my mother,” said the 16-year-old from Howe. His […]

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Catholic school principals prepare to welcome students

For Indiana children, August is the bittersweet month when the joys of summertime give way to the structured days of classroom education. But reuniting with friends and teachers and experiencing […]

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Acting faithfully now is our preparation for eternal life

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:35-40 The Book of Wisdom is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Always standing high in any ancient Jewish perception of […]

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Blessed Solanus Casey feast day observed

St. Felix Catholic Center, Huntington, welcomed people July 30 for a day of reflection and information that commemorate the feast of Blessed Solanus Casey, who lived at the center for […]

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Rosary Sodality adds needle arts ministry

In a little parish in a small town, a ministry to make something covered with prayers is doing great things. According to Mary Au, the Rosary Sodality of St. Louis, […]

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Miracle Miles

For the 11th year, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Fort Wayne organized Miracle Miles walk and 5K run Aug. 3 to raise money for St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, a […]

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Beyond prayers, U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3 and 4, several U.S. bishops expressed their support and prayers for victims […]

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Diocesan programs aid effort to reduce infant mortality

Adriana Vazquez was a high school senior when she found out she was pregnant. The Fort Wayne woman didn’t know much about being a mom, but she knew she wanted […]

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Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and dozens injured in Texas and […]