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The Sunday Gospel

Christ Jesus brings life and immortality to light

Second Sunday of Lent Matthew 17:1-9 As its name implies, Genesis reveals the divine origin of life and Almighty God’s plan in the forming of the Hebrew race. First and […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: March 8, 2020

Angola Paul Kocsis, 80, St. Anthony of Padua Marjorie E. Leaders, 94, St. Anthony of Padua Arcola Mary Swenda, 93, St. Patrick Decatur Juan M. Huereca, 73, St. Mary of […]

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Recording artist Dana headlines Lenten program on Great Catholic Music

CANTON, Ohio (CNS) — Great Catholic Music, a free Catholic music platform with over 16,000 downloads, is partnering with Irish Catholic recording artist Dana this Lent to bring listeners the […]

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Diocese

Around the Diocese: March 8, 2020

Saint Mary’s College announces commencement speaker NOTRE DAME — The board of trustees of Saint Mary’s College announced Feb. 26 that scholar, teacher and advocate for children and literacy Dr. […]

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Diocese

Oblate lives Benedictine spirituality in the world

Becoming an oblate is one option open to women exploring a religious vocation. Nancy Rodgers, a Benedictine oblate from Fort Wayne, said oblates often don’t look any different than other […]

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Fearfully and wonderfully made

One of the most common fears my patients have expressed over the years is getting Alzheimer’s disease. I watched my own mother steadily deteriorate for 10 years until she no […]

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Perspective

St. Joseph, model of a good and holy family man

A river. A road. A county. A hospital, bank and parishes, too: a medical system, a valley, parks and many schools. All of these places, organizations and businesses are named […]

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A more human society

The Catch-22 for religious freedom

I’ll always remember reading “Catch-22,” Joseph Heller’s novel about what he saw as the absurdities of war. In Heller’s account, enlisted men trying to escape those absurdities encountered ingenious military […]

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Assisted-suicide legislation fails to gain traction – for now

Another effort to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Indiana has stalled at the Statehouse, but the Catholic Church and other pro-life advocates remain watchful for developments on both the state and […]

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Diocese

A visible illustration of holiness: incense

There is something almost mystical in clouds of incense smoke filling a sacred space, ascending to heaven and seemingly carrying the prayers of the faithful to God. Some people delight […]

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Diocese

‘As iron sharpens iron’; 90 days to Christian masculinity

Four Warsaw residents are among the thousands of men across the globe voluntarily traversing a raw, 90-day challenge of prayer, asceticism and fraternity. It’s Exodus 90, and for the men […]

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Practice of tracking Massgoers for political purposes gains scrutiny

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Regular Massgoers in some parts of the country have been tracked using cellphone location data by at least one organization looking to turn out voters to support […]