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Brooklyn bishop reflects on ‘attack that shook foundations of our society’

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — The nation “can never forget” the 9/11 tragedy “that shook the foundations of our society and our trust in our government to protect us,” Brooklyn Bishop […]

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Hoosier Knights anticipate Father McGivney beatification

Father Michael McGivney carried the longing for priesthood in his heart as a young man, but temporarily abdicated that plan after learning of his father’s untimely death in 1873. As […]

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Bishop Rhoades, Vincentians and friends to walk for the poor

This article was updated Sept. 17 to reflect removal of a participation fee.  A single mother landed a job and moved from a shelter for the homeless into her own […]

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Young cancer patient rallies faith of parishes, community

The shield and cross tattoo on Joe Schmaltz’s right forearm bears words that could be the Schmaltz family motto – “By the grace of God.” Only by God’s grace could […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: September 13, 2020

Auburn Kathy Carper, 64, Immaculate Conception Fort Wayne Thomas Newport, 76, St. Charles Borromeo Geraldine Thompson, 89, St. Vincent de Paul Granger Andrew Hafron, 69, St. Pius X Huntington Greta […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, September 13: 5 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Adalbert Church, South Bend Monday, September 14: 9 a.m. — Virtual Meeting of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Doctrine Monday, […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Bear witness to God’s love by loving, and forgiving, others

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 18:21-35 The Book of Sirach is the source of this weekend’s first biblical reading. Sirach’s author was Joshua, the son of Sirach. He should […]

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News Briefs: September 13, 2020

USCCB president urges special collection to aid disaster-stricken dioceses WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked his […]

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Financial support of seminarians a priority for Knights

Humility, Mother Teresa said, is “the mother of all virtues.” While the Knights of Columbus councils in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend have much to boast of in their […]

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Fellowship, food and praise at Most Precious Blood

Through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parishes canceled annual events, such as fish fries during Lent and rummage sales and bake sales over the summer. As activities cautiously […]

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Around the Diocese: September 13, 2020

40 Days for Life peaceful protest begins Sept. 23 BRYAN, Texas — The global pro-life organization 40 Days for Life will launch a record-breaking fall campaign starting Sept. 23, collaborating […]

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Catholic Schools Mission Day —

How Catholicism can transform schools, society through science and racial justice Like the start of the 2020-21 school year, Catholic Schools Mission Day was unique. Via the Zoom platform on […]