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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

‘The beautiful lady’

It was 161 years ago today, on Feb. 11, 1858, that the Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared to the 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous at the grotto of Massabielle near the village […]

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Diocese

Crucifix brings its holy history to men’s conference

The Rekindle the Fire Diocesan Men’s Conference annually encourages participants to live out their Catholic faith with passion and authenticity. This one-day retreat, which also calls men to a deeper […]

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News Briefs: February 17, 2019

Women religious organization issues statement on abuse of sisters WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days after the pope acknowledged abuse of nuns and sisters by priests and bishops, the largest U.S. organization […]

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Diocese

Teens discern vocations at stateside World Youth Day celebration

Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, hosted a stateside World Youth Day celebration this past weekend, Feb. 8-9. Teens from all corners of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend turned […]

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Diocese

Bill would protect conscience rights of health care professionals

As a family practice physician and a devout Catholic, Andrew Mullally runs a medical office that is unabashedly pro-life. That’s why prospective patients are told up-front what he and his […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Each person who hears the word of Christ has a holy task

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 5:1-11 The Book of Isaiah is the source of the first reading this weekend. It was composed in a time when tranquility prevailed in […]

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Bishops call Virginia effort to expand abortion ‘vicious,’ ‘horrifying’

RICHMOND, Va. (CNS) — Richmond Bishop Barry C. Knestout said the words “horrific, outrageous, vicious” were “in my heart” when he heard about a measure proposed in the Virginia Legislature […]

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News Briefs: February 10, 2019

Cardinal Dolan criticizes Cuomo for ‘stinging criticism’ of Church NEW YORK (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan in a Sirius XM broadcast Jan. 29 criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: February 10, 2019

Arcola Helen Marie McKinney, 88, St. Patrick Decatur Margaret A. Colclasure, 84, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort Wayne William Knorr, 90, St. Charles Borromeo Richard Friedrich, 92, St. Charles […]

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Weekly schedule for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, February 10: 10:30 a.m. — Concluding Mass for Diocesan World Youth Day Youth Conference, Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne Monday, February 11: 9 a.m. — Mass and Pastoral Visit, Marian […]

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Diocese

Diocesan schools train teachers in suicide prevention

Any guess on the second-leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 in the U.S.? Surprisingly, suicide. Pam Schena, guidance counselor at Holy Family and St. John the Baptist schools […]

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Perspective

The internet and Satan’s game

By now the entire country has seen a video of a supposedly racist confrontation, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, between a grinning young high school student and a Native […]