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A history of the new temple built by King Herod the Great

The history of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, where King Herod’s temple stood, goes back to Abraham, the father of the Jewish religion, in the 18th century B.C. On this […]

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Epiphany calls us to God

Epiphany of the Lord Mt 2:1-12 This weekend, the church celebrates the ancient feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, reflecting upon the visit of Magi “from the East” to […]

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Column is a conversation with the people of the diocese

Coming to an end; and yet, a new beginning It is late Sunday afternoon and I am sitting in my office watching the snow increasing in intensity and looking at […]

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Podcast: January 3, 2010

This week’s issue offers a tribute to Bishop John M. D’Arcy with his 24-plus years of shepherding the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The diocese has announced the following: lifting […]

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Pope's Christmas marked by calls for charity, security incident

By John Thavis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Christmas with a call for unselfish charity and solidarity with the suffering, and underlined the message two days later […]

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Pius XII sainthood cause not 'hostile act' toward Jews, Vatican says

By John Thavis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has defended Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to advance the sainthood cause of Pope Pius XII, saying the late pope’s eventual beatification […]

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Jesus came to conquer pride, violence, greed with his love, pope says

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the birth of Jesus, God came to the world as a defenseless child to conquer human pride, violence and greed with his […]

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Senate health reform bill remains 'deficient,' USCCB chairmen say

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate should not approve its current health reform bill “without incorporating essential changes to ensure” that it “truly protects the life, dignity, […]

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Sainthood causes advance for Popes John Paul II, Pius XII

By John Thavis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI advanced the sainthood causes of Pope John Paul II and Pope Pius XII, declaring that both had lived lives of […]

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Like the tree, Christ's light should shine from Christians, says pope

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians are called to be like a brightly adorned Christmas tree and shine forth Christ’s brilliant light to the world, Pope Benedict XVI […]

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Archbishop Schnurr succeeds Archbishop Pilarczyk in Cincinnati

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk, 75, as head of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is succeeded by Coadjutor Archbishop […]

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U.S. bishops again urge ban on abortion coverage in health reform

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops again have urged U.S. senators to put Hyde amendment language into proposed health care reform legislation to prohibit federal funds from being used for […]