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Preparing our hearts for Christ’s light

“The people in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom, a light has shone” — Isaiah 9:1 Recently, there have been many […]

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News Briefs: December 2, 2018

Catholics in California join effort to consecrate state to Mary SAN DIEGO (CNS) — An effort is underway to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and all California […]

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CDC report shows continued decline in U.S. abortion rate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The abortion rate in the United States continues to decline, as do the number of abortions overall, according to a report issued Nov. 21 by the federal […]

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Diocese

Vicars Forane appointments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointment of Vicars Forane (Deans) for the six vicarates of the diocese, effective on Dec. […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

Citizens of the Kingdom Not of This World

The following is the homily preached by Bishop Rhoades at St. Joseph Parish in Mishawaka on Nov. 25th, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: On […]

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Diocese

Order of Malta conducts Lourdes Days of Grace and Healing

By Chris Godfrey Now is a time of grace: a time when the miracle of change is possible through living testimony that people have no lasting place here. We make […]

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Bishop Dwenger High School takes football 4A state championship in historic game

Click here for more photos from the game by John Martin. FORT WAYNE — The Saints of Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, ended their quest for a fifth football […]

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Kingdom based on love, not power, brings true peace, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus showed His authority as king not through the power of weaponry, violence or deceit but by the power of His love for the world through […]

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Blessings for the Advent season

Blessing of a Christmas Tree The use of the Christmas tree is relatively modern. Its origins are found in the medieval mystery plays that depicted the tree of paradise and […]

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Obituaries

Rest In Peace: November 25, 2018

Big Long Lake Jack L. Funk, 87, St. Mary of the Angels Bristol Marion C. Shreck, 88, St.  Mary of the Annunciation Decatur Marilyn C. Fullenkamp, 85, St. Mary of […]

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Diocese

Around the Diocese: November 25, 2018

Retrouvaille weekend for hurting marriages INDIANAPOLIS — For anyone who feels alone, or is frustrated or angry with their spouse, Retrouvaille is a worldwide program that offers tools needed for […]

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News Briefs: November 25, 2018

Summer’s Encuentro a ‘balm for the wounded,’ says archbishop BALTIMORE (CNS) — San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said on the last day of the fall meeting of U.S. bishops in […]