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Pope Proclaims 2025 Holy Year, Saying People Need Truth, Goodness, Hope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In the run-up to the Holy Year 2025, Pope Francis appealed to the world’s Christians to become joyful heralds of hope in a world marked by […]

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Rest in Peace: May 12, 2024

Bristol John L Lucchese, 96, St. Mary of the Annunciation Fort Wayne Charles Fleck, 92, St. Charles Borromeo Cindy Wheeler, 66, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Jaime Esteves, 80, St. Joseph […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Monday, May 13: 10 a.m. – Meeting of Bishop’s Cabinet, Archbishop Noll Center, Fort Wayne Tuesday, May 14: 10 a.m. – Meeting of Diocesan Budget Committee, Archbishop Noll Center, Fort […]

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Through His Ascension, Christ Remains with Us

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Celebrating the feast of the Ascension of the Lord varies from place to place. In some places, this feast will have been celebrated […]

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St. Henry Confirmands Called to ‘Remain in God’s Love’

By Alicia Guzman On the evening of Saturday, May 4, Bishop Rhodes confirmed 53 candidates from St. Henry Parish in Fort Wayne, and 10 students received their first holy Communion. […]

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Around the Diocese: May 12, 2024

Catholic Charities Seeks Help After Box Truck Destroyed Officials with Catholic Charities of Fort Wayne-South Bend announced on Wednesday, May 1, that a piece of vital equipment used to help […]

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Bishop Tells USF Grads to Remain in the Love of Jesus

“Jesus tells His disciples: ‘As the Father loves me, I also love you. Remain in my love.’ As you graduate from the University of Saint Francis, I invite you to […]

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‘Wildcat’ A Reminder of O’Connor’s Enduring Attraction

(OSV News) – Ethan Hawke knows “Wildcat,” his film about the life and imagination of Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, which was released on Friday, May 3, is unlikely to attract […]

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Only a Human Can Tell the Truth

To be a Christian means, fundamentally, to have encountered Christ and to have allowed Him to change your life. Few understand the centrality of this personal and relational encounter with […]

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Afraid of Marian Apparitions? Take Another Look This May

Seven years ago this May, the Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary to three shepherd children at Fatima. To commemorate the event, Pope Francis visited Portugal, […]

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‘Father Justin’ Explains It All for You

Years ago, I remember a supermarket tabloid cover story about the Vatican creating a robot priest. The image on the cover was an R2D2 type of robot with a confessional […]

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News Briefs: May 12, 2024

Pope Urges Reparation to the Sacred Heart VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The spiritual practice of reparation “may be somewhat forgotten or wrongly judged obsolete” today, but it is essential for […]