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Podcast: December 20, 2009

This week’s paper offers Bishop John M. D’Arcy’s Christmas message. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, who will be installed as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend on […]

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With anonymity comes loss of humanity

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Literature aficionados may recall that opening line from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” a novel set […]

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Jesus is answer to every human need

4th Sunday in Advent Lk 1:39-45 This weekend observes the last Sunday in Advent. The first reading is from the Book of Micah, who is regarded as one of the […]

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The rule book

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if mourning the loss of a loved one came with a rule book — what to do, what not to do and how long to do […]

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Busy but splendid days for Bishop John M. D’Arcy

A triple header: Tiring but beautiful It began late on Saturday afternoon, when I traveled to the University of Saint Francis. It was the 20th anniversary of The Franciscan Center. […]

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Let us prepare to welcome his shepherd

Christmas Message 2009 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For the 25th time, I have the joy of celebrating Christmas as your bishop and pastor. I can never thank […]

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From pastor to rector to bishop, Bishop Rhoades explains priesthood

By Tim Johnson HARRISBURG, Pa. — In this Year for Priests promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI, it is easily discerned that priestly formation is a high priority with Bishop Kevin […]

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Papal honors conferred on monsignors, Knight of St. Gregory

By Tim Johnson FORT WAYNE — Parishioners, religious, friends and families filled the pews of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 10 in a solemn vespers service to […]

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Christmas carols herald historical tone

By Vince LaBarbera Singing and caroling at Christmas time is one of the oldest folk customs of the holiday season worldwide. The practice has been present, in fact, since the […]

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Franciscan Center anniversary celebration features Father Benedict Groeschel

FORT WAYNE — Father Benedict Groeschel spoke at the North Campus of the University of Saint Francis (USF) on Dec. 12 as the Fort Wayne Franciscan Center celebrated its 20th […]

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Communal intercession theme of conference

By Diane Freeby NOTRE DAME — “People say there is a crisis of faith today, but that’s not the problem. The foundational problem is, there is not enough love.” Father […]

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Environmentalism is moral issue, part of promoting peace, pope says

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The degradation of the environment is a pressing moral problem that threatens peace and human life itself, Pope Benedict XVI said. “We cannot […]