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The Sunday Gospel

The Lord’s promise to the faithful is fulfilled in glory

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2:1-12 This weekend the Church celebrates the ancient feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, commemorating and reflecting upon the visit of […]

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Ascension announces ‘Bible in a Year’ podcast in Spanish starts Jan. 1

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CNS) — On Dec. 31, nearly half a million people will complete a yearlong journey of reading the entire Catholic Bible with “The Bible in a Year” […]

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Pope prays Christmas will bring yearning for peace, dialogue

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before giving his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and to the world, Pope Francis drew attention to the many places around the globe and […]

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Desmond Tutu, known for commitment to justice, peace, dies at age 90

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s compassion and sense of humor, as well as his commitment to justice and processes of peace, were among the many […]

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Diocese

Catholic special education ‘reimagined’

Educating a child is never the work of a single person; parents, teachers, administrators and so many others play a part in the lifelong learning process. Educating special needs children […]

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‘We must not become distracted’

On Christmas Eve, worshippers were reminded that the light of Christ still shines in the world today  FORT WAYNE — Candles and brightly lit Christmas trees enhanced the majesty of […]

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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: December 26, 2021

Auburn Robert Maloney, 61, Immaculate Conception Doris Wessel, 88, Immaculate Conception George Wessel, 91, Immaculate Conception Bristol Barbara J. Kopidlowski, 71, St. Mary of the Annunciation Doris J. O’Brien, 98, […]

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Vatican

At Christmas, share joy, not complaints, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the celebration of Christmas just around the corner, Christians should look for ways to share the joy of Jesus’ birth rather than draw up a […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Familial love and obedience demonstrated by the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family Luke 2:41-52 This weekend, the Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s, the Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. […]

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In times of need: St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County

“I don’t know what I would have done without the help from St. Vincent de Paul,” testified Rockell Davis.   Holly Hosinski, who coordinates the Christmas gift program for St. Vincent […]

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Perspective

New book helps Catholics ‘achieve living portrait’ of Christ

By Mark Zimmermann SILVER SPRING, Md. (CNS) — The idea for veteran Catholic author Russell Shaw’s latest book actually originated about 30 years ago. A highly educated man who was […]

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Government by executive

Perhaps the most pernicious side effect of the recent pandemic has been the substitution of executive action for democratic processes of government. We might have expected a certain amount of […]