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Religious Freedom Week: Pray and act

WASHINGTON — Religious Freedom Week, “For the Good of All,” takes place from June 22, the Memorial of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, through June 29, the Solemnity of […]

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Unused gifts of the Spirit in nonprofit Catholic business practices

Around the season of Pentecost, I try again to commit to memory the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. While we may not be able to recite the full […]

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Priest, Deacon assignments and Priest appointments

Priest assignment The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 23, 2020: Reverend Stephen Felicichia, to Parochial Vicar, […]

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Reclaiming Catholic fatherhood

In the 1950s, fathers in American culture were seen as wise heads of the household to whom children could turn in times of need, portrayed in such television shows as […]

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Faith, servant leadership guided retiring USF president Sister M. Elise Kriss

Margaret Mary McMurtry remembers being “terrified” when she started school at University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. McMurtry had spent her freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer. […]

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Funeral services set for Father David Scheidler, CSC, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, ND

The Holy Cross and University of Notre Dame community suffered a loss Saturday, June 6, when Father David Scheidler, CSC, passed away at a hospital in Chicago where he was […]

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Prelates condemn Floyd murder, ‘evil’ of racism, call for action

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, condemned the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and warned the country must “leave behind the purveyors […]

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Pentecost and the fires in our cities

It is in a way providential that the feast of Pentecost arrives this year just as our country is going through a convulsive social crisis. For the Holy Spirit, whose […]

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Two cheers for science

“At a time when things are most uncertain, we turn to the most certain thing there is: science.” So begins a television ad that the Pfizer corporation began running in […]

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An allegory for what ails our culture?

In ancient Greek mythology, the dog Cerberus guarded the entrance to Hades, the misty and gloomy underworld, the abode of the dead, permitting anyone to enter but none to leave. […]

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Priest, deacons ordained to mission of service

As seven candidates and Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades processed into St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fort Wayne, toward their ordination Saturday, June 6, their face masks weren’t the only reminder that this particular Mass of Ordination would stand out as different […]

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Indiana town’s Geode Grotto offers visitors beauty, peace, place to pray

By Katie Rutter JASPER, Ind. (CNS) — Even as sanctuaries across the country closed their doors to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a sacred space in Jasper remained accessible. […]