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Easter traditions around the world

Among Catholics in other parts of the world are numerous Easter traditions that local Catholics might consider incorporating into their own Easter celebration. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, defeats the virus of sin and overcomes the rule of death

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades March 29, 2020, on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, during a livestreamed Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, […]

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Around the Diocese: March 29, 2020

Find meaning, community as a Providence Associate SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. — Are you looking for spiritual enrichment? Support? Community? A sense of mission? God may be nudging you to become […]

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‘Every man for himself’ is not a solution to pandemic, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As more and more countries start to feel the economic pinch due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis urged business leaders to seek solutions that will […]

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News Briefs: March 29, 2020

Kathleen McChesney, advocate for abuse victims, to receive Laetare Medal WASHINGTON (CNS) — Kathleen McChesney, a former FBI executive assistant and the first person to lead the U.S. bishops’ Office […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Those who believe will see the glory of God

Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-45 The Book of Ezekiel provides the first reading for this weekend. Even a quick reading of the history of ancient Israel shows that there […]

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Ethicists, lawyers see dangers in rationing of scarce health resources

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien BALTIMORE (CNS) — Catholic ethicists and legal experts are sounding the alarm that the scarcity of resources such as ventilators and hospital beds during the current […]

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‘I should have done this three years ago’

Sometimes God uses dramatic means to change people’s hearts. Other times, He moves in the small stirrings of the soul or in little nudges from His faithful on earth. Laura […]

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Suspension of Masses historically rare, but not unprecedented

Although the celebration of daily or weekly public Mass does not take place in some regions of the world even today, for decades the regular celebration of the eucharistic liturgy […]

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North American College decides to send all its seminarians home

ROME (CNS) — With more than half of its seminarians already back in the United States, the Pontifical North American College in Rome is sending its students home. “In consultation […]

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Perspective

Coronavirus and ‘The Hollywood Squares’

The novel coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, late last year has affected higher education like nothing I have experienced in my time as a university president. We have called […]

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Faithful act to ‘stand up straight and strive to be saints’

Stories of hope and help, service and support — examples of living as Christ to others in new and meaningful ways — are already marking the spiritual life of the […]