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Parish celebrates African Americans on the path to sainthood

Six African Americans are currently candidates for sainthood, something Deacon Mel Tardy, chairman of the diocesan Black Catholic Advisory Board, is eager to see. “They would be the first African […]

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Walkerton parish honors Irish roots at Mass of dedication of altar

Parishioners embraced their Irish history at St. Patrick Parish in Walkerton on March 14 with a Mass of dedication of an altar to mark the church’s 150th anniversary. Bishop Kevin […]

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USCCB launches ‘Walking With Moms in Need’ yearlong parish service project

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic bishops are being asked to invite the parishes in their dioceses to join a nationwide effort called “Walking With Moms in Need: A Year of […]

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Masses suspended across diocese

Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I write to encourage you, in the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, […]

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Nationwide service to report sexual misconduct involving U.S. bishops launched

INDIANAPOLIS — As part of a continuing effort to strengthen its commitment to protecting minors and vulnerable adults, Catholic dioceses in the United States have established a third-party reporting system […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Updated March 16, 2020, to reflect postponements caused by concerns about the COVID-19 virus. Sunday, March 15: 10:30 a.m. — Mass, St. Patrick Church, Walkerton Monday, March 16: 10 a.m. […]

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Catechist shares the joy he experienced at initiation

The introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults says that those who desire initiation “see the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the […]

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Jesus is the source of eternal life

Third Sunday of Lent John 4:5-42 The source of the first biblical reading for this Lenten weekend’s liturgies is the Book of Exodus, one of those five books of the […]

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Rest in Peace: March 15, 2020

Arcola Alice Ferguson, 93, St. Patrick Fort Wayne Stuart Freimuth, 56, St. Vincent de Paul Jeanne Kapp, 97, St. Charles Borromeo Margaret Milner, 80, St. Charles Borromeo Nancy D. Werling, […]

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Legislation lifts barriers to careers for youth in poverty

For a young person in a poor family, an internship or other work-based learning opportunity can offer the first step to a better life. But for many impoverished youths in […]

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Conference explores how laity can help heal the Church after crisis

A March 4-6 conference at the University of Notre Dame focused on how lay people in the Catholic Church can help address the clergy sexual abuse crisis. It was the […]

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Around the Diocese: March 15, 2020

Parish mission planned for Immaculate Conception LAOTTO — A parish mission is planned for Immaculate Conception Parish, 7046 E 400 S., starting Sunday, March 15, at 7 p.m. The theme […]