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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: February 17, 2019

Arcola Robert Schortgen, 91, St. Patrick Decatur Thomas F. Braun, 67, St. Mary of the Assumption Esther M. Eguia, 67, St. Mary of the Assumption Elkhart Dorothy Borger, 94, St. […]

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The Sunday Gospel

The blessed are those who trust on the Lord

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:17, 20-26 For its first reading, this weekend’s liturgy presents a selection from the Book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah must have been intense in his […]

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Perspective

Sudden cardiac death in the young

I was once called, “stat,” to the emergency room to see a 17-year-old young man who collapsed while playing a pickup football game with friends at a local high school. […]

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Diocese

Around the Diocese: February 17, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month McGrath Institute for Church Life to be honored at NCEA NOTRE DAME — The McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame will receive a 2019 […]

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Diocese

Senate bill aims to modernize program for families in poverty

The year was 1988. In world news, the Iron Curtain was on the verge of collapsing. The World Wide Web was first discussed as a concept. “Rain Man” topped the […]

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Perspective

Encountering the gaze of the Father

Like too many people in a post-fall world, I am someone with a deep father wound that, despite the immense love I have been surrounded with throughout my life, results […]

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Perspective

What everybody didn’t know

When the Pennsylvania grand jury issued its report last August chronicling the sexual abuse cases in six Pennsylvania dioceses, everybody thought they knew the whole story. After all, this was […]

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Local

Put marriage back on a lampstand, retreat presenters encourage

In celebration of National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, and Worldwide Marriage Sunday, celebrated Feb. 10, the diocesan office of Marriage and Family Ministry and the Black Catholic Advisory Board collaborated […]

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National

Child sex abuse called ‘a serious and pervasive’ issue in U.S. society

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Child sexual abuse in the United States is at epidemic levels. More than 60,000 children are reported to have been abused every year, outnumbering those killed by […]

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Bishop

Pastoral visit coincides with patroness’ feast day

There were multiple reasons to celebrate as Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades visited Marian High School in Mishawaka on Monday. His visit coincided with the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, […]

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Bishop

Bishop prays Luers students will ‘live in faith and love’

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades visited Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne on Friday, Feb. 8. While it was a cold and blustery winter day, nothing but respect and a […]

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Bishop

Bishop outlines past, present and future of sexual abuse crisis

A series of informal conversations about Catholicism among young adults took a somber, though energetic and ultimately hopeful turn Feb. 5 when Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades attended Theology on Tap […]