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The ground is level at the foot of the altar

There is something remarkably universal about most Catholic parishes in the U.S.: Our parishioners come from everywhere. The Catholic Church is 2,000 years old, is a presence in every country, […]

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Creation, redemption, martyrdom

A Lenten quiz: Which came first, God’s creation of the world or God’s covenant with Israel? If we think in terms of mere chronology, the answer is obvious. If we […]

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News Briefs: April 21, 2019

Ohio governor signs fetal heartbeat law, setting stage for legal challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that would make it illegal to carry out […]

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Seminarians installed as acolytes, lectors at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Six seminarians of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend were installed in the ministry of acolyte at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md., at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin […]

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Foot-care ministry offers physical relief, friendship to homeless

By Katie Scott PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Rodger placed his backpack next to a chair, sat down and unlaced worn-out shoes. “They told me there are going to be Epsom […]

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Around the Diocese: April 21, 2019

Catholic Charities mentoring program open house AUBURN — Today, over 8.5 million youth lack supportive, sustained relationships with caring adults. Individuals in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend can change […]

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Executions down globally, but up in U.S., says Amnesty International

The number of executions worldwide has dropped by almost one-third, Amnesty International said in its latest review of the death penalty. At least 690 people were executed globally in 20 […]

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Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote […]

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A common medical event in church

This past year at one of the morning Sunday Masses that I attended, one of the altar servers was kneeling during the consecration and violently fell forward, smashing her face […]

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Catholic foundations discuss Catholic social teaching and more during conference

Saying their organizations are “a game-changer,” Sister Carol Keehan, a longtime advocate for health care and those in need, encouraged leaders of Catholic foundations to begin with respecting the dignity […]

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Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

PARIS (CNS) — A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital. The fire […]

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Bishop Rhoades, faithful welcome the King on Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord is the first day of the holiest week in the entire year for Catholics. The ephemeral joy expressed by the chorus of […]