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Aid agencies focus on developing Haitians' ability to rebuild country

By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — As recovery efforts slowly move forward a year after a massive earthquake leveled Haiti’s most densely populated communities, aid and development agencies have begun […]

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Purgatory is a process, not a place, pope says at general audience

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Purgatory is like a purifying fire burning inside a person, a painful experience of regret for one’s sins, Pope Benedict XVI said. “A […]

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Podcast: January 16, 2011

This week’s podcast features visits by Bishop Rhoades to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Queen of Peace Schools in the diocese. The tragedy in Tuscon and the progress of the […]

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Pope baptizes 21 infants on feast day

By John Thavis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI baptized 21 infants and told their parents and godparents that educating them in the faith will not be easy in […]

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Bishop visits Queen of Peace

Stewardship theme marks Bishop Rhoades’ visit to Queen of Peace School By Karen Clifford For more photos from the visit click here. MISHAWAKA — The feast of St. André Bessette […]

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Two campuses, one school

Bishop Rhoades visits St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School By Kay Cozad Click here for more photos from the visit FORT WAYNE — During his first pastoral school visit of the new […]

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MLK Day a day on, not off at University of Saint Francis

FORT WAYNE — While some schools and businesses take a day off to pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, the University of Saint Francis (USF) will […]

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Gay support groups in public schools aren’t the solution

By Christopher Stefanick It’s hard to imagine the confusion of a teenager who is convinced that he’s gay. More unimaginable is the pain he must experience if he’s bullied for […]

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The new translation of the Holy Mass:

By Brian MacMichael The Gloria After examining the first part of the Gloria last week, we turn to the second half of this beautiful, ancient hymn. It is helpful once […]

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Knowing Jesus brings eternal life

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Jn 1:29-34 The Book of Isaiah furnishes this weekend’s first reading from the Scriptures. There is the overtone of relief and joy. There is the […]

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Reflection on first anniversary

This past week, I gave an interview to a local television station on my first year as Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend. It was a very pleasant interview as the […]

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Archbishop Dolan among members of new evangelization council

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The new Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization has its first members, including Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York. The council, formally established in October, […]