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Texas law an opportunity to address what abortion is and what it isn’t

Abortion is back in the national spotlight in a big way — and not just as a political football to be tossed around during a presidential campaign. The controversy surrounding […]

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The exorcistic effect of the word of God

Many often think of exorcism only in relation to driving out demons from possessed people using ancient prayers. But truth be told, we all have afflictions, oppressions, temptations and other […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Monday, September 13: 6:30 p.m. —  Virtual Meeting of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Religious Liberty Tuesday-Wednesday, September 14-15 — Meeting of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Administrative […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Discipleship means denying oneself and taking up the cross

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 8:27-35  The last and third section of the Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for this weekend in Ordinary Time. This passage is […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: September 12, 2021

Bristol Darlene Frey, 88, St. Mary of the Annunciation Richard Mackey, 92, St. Mary of the Annunciation Fort Wayne Mickie A. Becker, 69, St. Jude Marie Jordan, 96, St. Jude […]

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Diocese

Around the Diocese: September 12, 2021

Vincentians and friends to walk for the poor  FORT WAYNE — The ability of the St. Vincent de Paul Society to act in ways that lift families out of poverty […]

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National

News Briefs: September 12, 2021

Catholic Charities agencies rely on virtual outreach in Ida relief ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) — With several Northeast states now joining major metropolitan regions in the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Ida-related […]

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Supreme Court rules against blocking Texas’ abortion ban

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a late-night decision Sept. 1, the Supreme Court ruled against blocking a Texas law banning abortions at six weeks of pregnancy. The 5-4 vote, issued with […]

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New York fire chaplain says there are days when 9/11 ‘feels like yesterday’

BLUE POINT, N.Y. (CNS) — Father Kevin M. Smith, a veteran fire chaplain, trauma counselor and loyal friend to scores of active and retired firefighters in the New York metropolitan […]

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Diocese

Annual collection for USCCB’s Catholic Communication Campaign is Sept. 11-12

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Communication Campaign “relies on the generosity of Catholics across the country to help us continue to spread the good news, especially during these challenging times,” […]

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Catholic School Mission Days enrich teachers 

“From Joseph Pearce to Bishop Rhoades to our numerous breakout presenters, Catholic School Mission Day was a great day for all of us to be formed more deeply in the […]

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CRS chapters: a movement to change the world, first, locally

More than 250 million children globally are at risk of failing to thrive. Factors such as poverty, poor nutrition, limited access to education, disease and regional unrest prevent the development […]