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Church needs to hear God speaking through those who are hurting, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To listen to the Holy Spirit, members of the Church must listen to each other and especially to those who are marginalized, Pope Francis said, explaining […]

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Mass of Consecration slated for Oct. 3

FORT WAYNE — Everyone is invited to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, for a special Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades Sunday, Oct. 3. […]

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Catholic Charities helps Afghan evacuees during National Migration Week

FORT WAYNE — Like Karen Bender, refugee health coordinator for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, many people watched news footage of the evacuation scenes at the […]

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Bishops reject abortion funding in budget bill’s health care provisions

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Catholic archbishops Sept. 17 objected to two House committees advancing portions of the $3.5 trillion budget bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, with language […]

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United to divine love: wedding anniversary couples celebrate

Married couples of all ages and backgrounds, united in their one common Catholic faith, came together at St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend, to worship with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades Sept. […]

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Rest in Peace: September 19, 2021

Auburn Patricia Blotkamp, 69, Immaculate Conception Bremen James Beath, 79, St. Dominic  Joan Schutz, 88, St. Dominic Granger Jacquelyn Walsh, 89, St. Pius X Mishawaka Rosemarie Bradford, 93, St. Monica Elizabeth Mittiga, […]

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True discipleship is concerned with service to the poor

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 9:30-37  The Book of Wisdom furnishes the first reading for this weekend. This book was written in an effort to say that being faithful […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, September 19: 11 AM — Wedding Anniversary Mass, St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend Sunday, September 19: 3 p.m. — Talk at Father and Son Retreat, Saint Patrick’s County Park, South Bend Tuesday, […]

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Superstars of service — Stephanie Hamilton

The conversion story of Scott Hahn in his book, “Rome Sweet Home,” has inspired thousands of people to the Catholic faith. Stephanie Hamilton is one of those readers.  Although she […]

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Kingdom Builders conference — ‘He has everything planned out for you to fully bloom’

A desire to provide a day of grace for women in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is the motivation behind “Bloom,” a one-day retreat organized by Kingdom Builders ministry.  Kingdom […]

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News Briefs: September 19, 2021

Pope appeals for ‘fraternity and solidarity’ for people in Ethiopia VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed for those affected by the conflict in Ethiopia, appealing for “fraternity and solidarity […]

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Pope Francis says Benedict rightly warned against not respecting life

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis praised his predecessor’s courage in denouncing the danger of people no longer respecting or understanding the sacredness of human life.a Pope Francis highlighted retired […]