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Around the diocese: September 27, 2020

Sisters of Providence to host first virtual Come and See retreat SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS — Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, by Zoom for their first-ever virtual Come […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Turning from sin leads to eternal life

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21:28-32 The Book of Ezekiel provides of this weekend’s first reading. Pivotal in Jewish history was the time spent by Hebrew captives, and by […]

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees Sept. 27

When pandemic threatened residency, immigrant turned to Catholic Charities FORT WAYNE – The path to citizenship can be long and tedious, requiring many years of effort: holding a job, securing […]

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National

Mass marks beginnings of national shrine a century ago

By Maureen Boyle WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception inaugurated its jubilee year Sept. 20 during a 100th anniversary Mass to commemorate the […]

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Perspective

What comes after the pandemic?

While we are still in the midst of the worst pandemic of the past century, with almost 200,000 people dead in our country alone, Pope Francis is thinking about what […]

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Perspective

‘Hark! The herald angels

Our American culture is prone to make-believe. Fairies, mermaids, hobbits and gnomes are all popular pretend creatures in books, movies and gardens, capturing people’s imaginations. Real, spiritual creatures, such as […]

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Perspective

You’re meant to be an eagle, not a chicken: a reflection on baptism

When I was doing full-time parish ministry, one of my favorite activities was performing baptisms. I put the word in the plural, for I hardly ever baptized one baby at […]

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National

‘Unrealistic’ limits on public worship ‘willful discrimination’

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — San Francisco’s archbishop told hundreds of Catholics gathered near City Hall Sept. 20 that “it is because of our Catholic faith that we are being put […]

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National

Two Catholic women judges top short list as possible Supreme Court nominees

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Catholic women judges are on the short list of possible candidates to fill the vacant Supreme Court justice seat after the Sept. 18 death of Justice […]

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National

As federal fiscal year nears, refugee resettlement agencies fear the worst

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. organizations that work to resettle refugees fear that an upcoming battle with the Trump administration over the number of displaced people allowed into the country may […]

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Bishop

Red Masses to be celebrated in diocese

For more than 775 years, “Red” Masses have been celebrated annually. Asking God’s grace and wisdom upon the start of the judicial year, the Red Mass invites into worship and […]

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Student-led ministry blessed at Indiana Tech

When Peter sees Jesus transfigured upon Mount Tabor, he exclaims, “Lord, it is good that we are here!” After witnessing this moment of glory, the apostles then begin their journey […]