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Phoenix bishop offers new document on artificial nutrition, hydration

By Joyce Coronel   PHOENIX (CNS) — Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix issued a new document in September to help Catholics make tough decisions concerning artificially administered nutrition and […]

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Capitol prayer service calls for end to hatred of immigrants

By Patricia Zapor  WASHINGTON (CNS) — Outside the Capitol Sept. 15 bishops of three denominations led a brief prayer service for an end to hate, particularly hatred toward immigrants. “We […]

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Parents of disabled children speak out on health reform proposals

By Lisa Socarras WASHINGTON (CNS) — Seventeen parents of children with disabilities gathered on Capitol Hill Sept. 15 to speak out against proposed government health care reform plans that they […]

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Mexican bishops look to Colombians for help fighting drug violence

By David Agren  MEXICO CITY (CNS) — At a press conference earlier this year, Archbishop Hector Gonzalez Martinez of Durango had planned to denounce extortion attempts against priests in his […]

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Pope holds meteorite during visit to Vatican astronomers' headquarters

By Carol Glatz ROME (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI officially inaugurated the Vatican Observatory’s new headquarters in Castel Gandolfo, a Jesuit astronomer let the pope hold a meteorite from […]

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Diocese to celebrate Mass for priest-jubilarians

FORT WAYNE — Priests from all over the diocese will gather at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to celebrate Mass on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 12:05 p.m. in honor […]

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Podcast: Sept. 20, 2009

This week’s issue covers the rededication of the expansion of Sacred Heart Parish, Warsaw, church and school. Bishop John M. D’Arcy celebrated Mass and blessed the additions. The jubilee wedding […]

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Unique POMS fund mission work

By Kay Cozad FORT WAYNE — Have you ever wanted just a bite of something sweet but not the whole dessert? If so, poms are for you. Poms, an acronym […]

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Anniversary couples celebrate with special Mass, reception

FORT WAYNE — Couples observing their 25th or 50th wedding anniversaries this year gathered Sunday afternoon for a special celebratory Mass at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort […]

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Live the model of humility and service

25th Sunday   Mk 9:30-37 Protestants, accustomed to reading the King James, or authorized, version of the Bible, often ask Catholics why Catholic versions, or the Catholic liturgy, include the […]

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Cultivating a nonjudgmental heart

Most of us have learned or are learning the skills of critiquing and evaluating. They are useful in many professions and for making good decisions. Unfortunately, all too often we […]

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The beauty of Catholic moral teaching in the area of sexuality

A weekend of faith It all began, as it so often does, in Warsaw, the midpoint between our two major cities. Our Family Life and Pro-Life Office had arranged an […]