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Parishes offer children’s eucharistic adoration

‘Let the children come to me’ In the Gospel of St. Matthew, one finds the story of Jesus beckoning children to come to him. He says, “Let the children come […]

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Columns

A Mass confusion

In professional Catholic circles, a tired joke that still makes the rounds goes like this: Q: What’s the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? A: You can negotiate with […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

Students invited to be ‘radicals’

The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the Mass of the Holy Spirit for the beginning of the academic year at the University of Saint Francis on […]

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New Florida bishop ‘exemplifies’ heart of the Holy Cross order

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — As the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee’s sixth bishop lay prostrate on the floor of the Pensacola Bay Center, one thing in particular distinguished the episcopal candidate. His […]

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Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

EMERGENCY COLLECTION A special collection will be taken up in all parishes of the diocese on the weekend of Sept. 16-17 for the victims of the devastating hurricane and floods […]

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Work against fear, hatred, pope tells South Korean religious leaders

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The day before North Korea detonated what it said was a hydrogen bomb, Pope Francis urged religious leaders from South Korea to dedicate their words and […]

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Path to peace: Pope’s visit aims to help Colombians take next steps

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis had promised to visit Colombia once a peace accord was in place, but his visit Sept. 6-10 is less about congratulations than about consolidation. […]

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What we do and how we do it

“Can I talk to you?” she asked, this daughter of mine, on an evening after a particularly stressful and exhausting day for me. It was late. I had just plopped […]

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Columns

The ‘expendable children’

Couples who struggle to get pregnant are turning with greater frequency to the in vitro fertilization industry for assistance. In some cases, they can end up feeling they are “too […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Jesus speaks about confronting someone who is doing wrong

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 18:15-20 For the first reading this weekend, the church gives us a passage from the ancient Book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel’s name in Hebrew was, […]

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Beyond being a veteran: How one man’s continued service has transformed lives

Matted grass and dirt: This was Julius’ home. His companions? The bugs that crawled beside him. His possessions? A scooter used to get around and whatever clothes he managed to […]

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St. John the Baptist School: small school, big spirit

Click here for more photos “I am very happy to be here,” Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades told the students of St. John the Baptist School in South Bend. Even though […]