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The return of the Lord is at hand

First Sunday of Advent Matthew 24:37-44 With this weekend, the Church begins its new liturgical year. In so doing, it also begins to use the “A” cycle of readings at […]

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Hearing God’s voice: Ignatian spiritual exercises

While the idea of a 30-day silent retreat may seem, in part, intriguing and appealing, four weeks away from family, work and responsibility can make the Spiritual Exercises of St. […]

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News Briefs: December 1, 2019

Mission is seeking family members you don’t know yet, pope tells Thais BANGKOK (CNS) — Missionaries are not mercenaries, but beggars who recognize that some brothers and sisters are missing […]

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Rest in Peace: December 1, 2019

Bremen Dominica K. Beath, 75, St. Dominic Decatur Vincent A. Faurote, 82, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort Wayne Frances Batt, 79, St. Vincent de Paul Pierre deCalonne, 72, Our […]

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Want to add to hope, joy, reflection, healing? Do Advent

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Compared to Christmas, Easter and Lent, Advent is the Maytag repairman of liturgical seasons. Hardly anybody calls on it. To many, Advent may seem like four weeks […]

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Parish takes leap of faith to bring joy to children

A late-night leap of faith by Mom Amanda Woodiel paid off, and 150 ‘Boxes of Joy’ are on their way to children in five impoverished countries through Cross Catholic Outreach’s […]

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Appeal helps religious communities care for aging members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will take place Dec. 7-8 in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National […]

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Legacy of love continues beyond loss

She called herself “the beggar.” She believed that was God’s intention for her life. So when Virginia Schrantz, founder of Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry on the south side of Fort […]

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Violins sound notes of hope at interfaith prayer service

The prayer, music and song commemorated a time of great sadness and unimaginable evil. Yet, people walked out inspired by hope. More than 1,000 members of Fort Wayne’s Catholic and […]

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First Sunday of Advent

Christ comes today and every day As the season of Advent begins, the focus is on Christ’s first coming as a baby in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago. During Advent, […]

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Pope names Msgr. Robert J. McClory fifth bishop of Gary

GARY — Pope Francis announced Nov. 26 that he has selected Msgr. Robert J. McClory, a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit, to serve as the fifth bishop of the […]

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Honor martyrs, work for Christ’s kingdom of peace, pope says in Nagasaki

NAGASAKI, Japan (CNS) — While the world knows Nagasaki as the site of a U.S. atomic bomb blast, for the Catholic Church it is also the site of one of […]