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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 […]

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Saint's daughter hopes to follow her mother's example of loving life

By Carol Zimmermann  St. Gianna, often called the “pro-life saint,” was canonized in 2004 by Pope John Paul II for having put her unborn child’s life before her own. In […]

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Second volume of 'Jesus of Nazareth' expected next spring

By John Thavis  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI’s second volume on the life of Jesus is likely to be completed sometime next spring, a Vatican spokesman said. The […]

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Cardinal, priests discuss what guides decisions on Catholic funeral

By Patricia Zapor  WASHINGTON (CNS) — In his homily at Sen. Edward Kennedy’s funeral Aug. 29, Father Mark Hession explained the pastoral purpose of the liturgy. “In the Catholic tradition, […]

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Father Ronald Ramenaden, pastor of St. Robert, North Manchester, dies at 67

NORTH MANCHESTER — Father Ronald Ramenaden died Wednesday, Sept. 9 at St. Robert Parish, where he was serving as pastor. His body was discovered Sept. 11 when parishioners came for […]

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Vatican encourages strong content in religious education classes

By John Thavis  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a letter to bishops’ conferences around the world, the Vatican said true religious education in schools is at risk of being replaced […]

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USCCB, CHA officials encouraged about Obama's address on health care

By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Barack Obama’s pledge to continue the ban on the use of federal funds for abortion and to maintain conscience protections for health care […]

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Podcast: Sept. 13, 2009

This week’s issue announces Jim Tighe has been named director of the Office of Catechesis. Sister Jane Carew, who headed the office since 1987, co-directed the office with Tighe since […]

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Friends of L’Arche bring joyful noise unto the Lord

By Kay Cozad NOTRE DAME — The Sacred Heart Crypt Church was filled with a joyful noise on July 14 when the Friends of L’Arche/Emmaus Community members of South Bend […]

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Bishop D’Arcy ordains Holy Cross seminarians to diaconate

By Sister Margie Lavonis, CSC NOTRE DAME — In the presence of family, friends and members of the Holy Cross family, Kevin Grove and Gerard Olinger professed their final vows […]