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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 […]

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Hahn speaks at St. Catherine of Siena at St. Jude

By Karen Clifford SOUTH BEND — “It’s a joy to be here not only to share this evening but to also bask in the afterglow of Notre Dame’s opening victory,” […]

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Science at the service of life

Father Tad Pacholczyk lectures in South Bend By Ann Carey NOTRE DAME — In our technological society, many competing claims are set forth about the correct relationship between science and […]

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Bishop rededicates roomier Sacred Heart Parish church

By Jodi Magellanes WARSAW — Praying that it would serve as “a place of salvation and sacraments,” Bishop John M. D’Arcy blessed and rededicated Sacred Heart Parish in Warsaw on […]