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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, December 9: 8:30 p.m. — Mass, St. Francis Chapel, University of Saint Francis Monday, December 10: 6:30 p.m. — Meeting of World Youth Day Pilgrims, St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall, Pierceton Tuesday, […]

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On the loss of faith as a cause of our current crisis

In the Liturgy of the Hours last week, we read a remarkable (sic) attributed to St. Macarius, a bishop of the early Church. I marvel at its vivid imagery, and […]

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Pope Benedict XVI’s thoughts on Christmas

These quotes and reflections from the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, are excerpted from “Christmas: Pope Benedict XVI Spiritual Thoughts Series.” Presence Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are […]

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Canadian Church using new French translation of Our Father

By Philippe Vaillancourt QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — French-speaking Canadians will begin using a new translation of the Our Father Dec. 2. The passage “lead us not into temptation” — that formerly […]

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Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians can turn Christmas into a “pagan” or “mundane” holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

O Mary, Conceived without Sin, Pray for Us Who Have Recourse to Thee

The following is a portion of a homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the annual Mass for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of South Bend on Nov. 27. Today […]

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A more human society

Inspiration from the comics

“America is in mourning. Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess.” Thus wrote political humorist Bill Maher on the […]

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Managing grief during the holidays

It’s sometimes hard to face reality, especially when reality includes difficult, dark emotions we aren’t used to feeling. Grief often crashes upon our hearts in uncomfortable waves, seemingly out of […]

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Finding peace in the sanctuary of the heart – ‘Meditations for Advent’

Once a well-known and highly sought-after French philosopher and theologian, Father Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet has become a name unfamiliar to most. In the late 15th century, Father Bossuet memorized the Scriptures […]

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‘Here I am, Lord,’ say women at Rejoice retreat

Click here for more photos from the retreat. “In Luke 1:38, when the angel Gabriel comes to Mary and asks her to be the mother of God, Mary answers, ‘Behold, […]

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Nation mourns death of 41st president, recalls his life, legacy

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When he was running for re-election in 1992, President George H.W. Bush told Catholic News Service that he believed that a strong religious faith could provide “an […]

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‘She is always with us’: The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Click here for a listing of festivities honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe around the diocese. For the last 70 years, the presence of Our Lady of Guadalupe was visible everywhere […]