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A home for generation woke

“Oh, you’re a millennial.” He said it like a curse word, his voice dripping with sarcasm and contempt. I nodded. “Born in 1989. Full blown, through and through.” I thought […]

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End-of-year giving in the diocese

As the year draws to a close, the light of the Christmas season signals the light of the world. And as gifts are given to friends and loved ones, it […]

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Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed

Catholics pledged to have Masses said in support of Sheen WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Dec. 3 announcement by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, that the Vatican has decided to postpone […]

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Call me ‘Father’: Pope’s priestly vocation is his favorite gift

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In Caravaggio’s painting of Matthew, the sinful tax collector being called by Jesus to “Follow me,” Pope Francis sees the same unexpected, grace-filled moment found in […]

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Pope asks Catholics to set up, be enchanted by a Nativity scene

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Nativity scene is a simple reminder of something astonishing: God became human to reveal the greatness of His love “by smiling and opening His arms […]

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Diocese

Lay pastoral ministry in high schools — a ministry of accompaniment

A shepherd walks among his flock, leading and guiding it through fair or stormy weather. He feeds them physically and spiritually. He spends his life amidst the flock. Following Christ’s […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, December 1: 1 p.m. — Tour of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, with St. Michael the Archangel Youth Group Tuesday, December 3: 10:30 a.m. — Advent Day of Recollection […]

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Diocese

Searching for the lost sheep

If there is one point to remember, it’s that there is hope. Hope for brothers and sisters, daughters and sons who have fallen away from the Church. Not only is […]

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The Sunday Gospel

The return of the Lord is at hand

First Sunday of Advent Matthew 24:37-44 With this weekend, the Church begins its new liturgical year. In so doing, it also begins to use the “A” cycle of readings at […]

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Diocese

Hearing God’s voice: Ignatian spiritual exercises

While the idea of a 30-day silent retreat may seem, in part, intriguing and appealing, four weeks away from family, work and responsibility can make the Spiritual Exercises of St. […]

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News Briefs: December 1, 2019

Mission is seeking family members you don’t know yet, pope tells Thais BANGKOK (CNS) — Missionaries are not mercenaries, but beggars who recognize that some brothers and sisters are missing […]

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Rest in Peace: December 1, 2019

Bremen Dominica K. Beath, 75, St. Dominic Decatur Vincent A. Faurote, 82, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort Wayne Frances Batt, 79, St. Vincent de Paul Pierre deCalonne, 72, Our […]