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First chance to receive Eucharist at Mass in months leaves some in tears

PORTLAND, Maine (CNS) — A parish priest in Bangor, Maine, said he saw many Massgoers “in tears” as they took holy Communion for the first time in close to three […]

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Catholic colleges weathering financial hit from pandemic

Colleges and universities across the country sustained heavy financial losses after they sent students home midway through spring semester to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For most schools, […]

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Resting in the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The past eight weeks have been unusual, to say the least. With schedules, lives and people’s world turned upside down, every person has been through a challenging time. A time […]

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Member builds can crusher for Knights of Columbus service project

FORT WAYNE — In 2016, Knights of Columbus Council 451 built a small storage shed for the purpose of collecting aluminum cans as a means of generating funds for charity. The […]

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Corpus Christi parishioners leap into mask-making ministry

SOUTH BEND — When guidelines were issued for the reopening of churches in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Debby Blum realized that her fellow parishioners at Corpus Christi might […]

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Rooting out racism

My husband and daughter go for a walk nearly every day. I’ve never worried for their safety. Our neighborhood is pretty quiet. But in the past few weeks, I’ve also […]

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Weekly schedule for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, June 14: 12:30 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. John Bosco Church, Churubusco Tuesday, June 16: 7 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Rose of Lima Church, Monroeville Wednesday, June 17: 7 p.m. — […]

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News Briefs: June 14, 2020

African American Catholic leaders urge justice, action to address racism WASHINGTON (CNS) — Justice is what George Floyd and his family and friends deserve, and justice “through equal and fair […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: June 14, 2020

Arcola Karen MacIntyre, 57, St. Patrick Timothy W. Trahin, 56, St. Patrick James Weldon, 76, St. Patrick Bremen Joyce Monhaut, 77, St. Dominic Decatur Larry K. Andrews, 79, St. Mary […]

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Around the Diocese: June 14, 2020

Sacred Heart Parish, Warsaw, reopened with restrictions May 23 after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a suspension of public Masses. After eight weeks without access to Communion, most parishes in the […]

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Receiving the Eucharist is communion with Jesus

Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ John 6:51-58 This weekend, the Church celebrates the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, or as perhaps it is better […]

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Churches try to balance religious freedom, protecting health

By Bronwen Dachs From Zimbabwe, where churches are closed and data costs make attending Mass online prohibitively expensive for most Catholics, to Australia, where churchgoers successfully petitioned authorities to allow […]