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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, October 6: 3 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Patrick Church, Fort Wayne Monday, October 7: 10 a.m. — Meeting of the Bishop’s Cabinet, Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, Fort Wayne Monday, October […]

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China-Vatican accord promotes Church’s pastoral work, speakers say

ROME (CNS) — The provisional agreement signed in 2018 by the Holy See and the Chinese government has “opened the way to the two most important things: pastoral activity and […]

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Around the Diocese: October 6, 2019

Sisters to host ‘Grieving and the Holidays’ SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS — Persons of all faith traditions are invited to join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the upcoming retreat […]

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God helps us to stand firm in holy convictions

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 17:5-10 This weekend’s first reading is from the Book of Habakkuk. By comparison among the prophets it’s a short work, including only three chapters. […]

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Woman says vow not to ‘deny Jesus’ was motivation in campus freedom fight

By Sam Lucero GREEN BAY, Wis. (CNS) — As long as she can remember, Polly Olsen, 29, said she has handed out heart-shaped cards on Valentine’s Day. “Basically since I […]

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Catholic partnership creates healthier communities

FORT WAYNE – With financial support from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend brings lifesaving health care assistance to the Hispanic […]

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Conscience and its enemies

Should doctors and nurses be forced to take part in procedures that violate their conscience? It’s a timely question. New federal regulations to enforce existing conscience protection laws are being […]

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Indiana Catholic bishops call for renewed moratorium on federal executions

The federal government’s decision in July to end a 16-year moratorium on executing federal inmates is regrettable, unnecessary and morally unjustified. As we observe Respect Life Month in the Catholic […]

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News Briefs: October 6, 2019

Catholic Charities to award $1 million for innovative anti-poverty efforts WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic Charities USA has unveiled a $1 million award program that officials hope will lead to innovative […]

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Becoming a refugee — an exercise

Catholic Charities began its refugee resettlement program after the fall of South Vietnam. The organization estimates that there are 67.75 million refugee “persons of concern” globally. On Sept. 28, Catholic […]

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For communications day, pope says memories can help unite people

By Paige Hanley VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will highlight the important role of memory and storytelling across generations as a way to bring people together in a world […]

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St. Joseph Grade School receives Blue Ribbon designation

SOUTH BEND — St. Joseph Grade School, an educational ministry of St. Joseph Parish in the Diocese of Fort Wayne‐South Bend, has been named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School […]