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Cathy Williams — grandmother and parent to her grandchildren

By Karen Clifford MISHAWAKA — Terri Ann, the fifth of five children and only girl, was affectionately known as “the brat” in the Williams family. Known for her mischievous ways […]

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Cochran family, Bishop Dwenger, provide family atmosphere for Korean exchange student

By Kay Cozad COLUMBIA CITY — The Cochran family of Columbia City are the recipients of the 2008-2009 Academic Year in America’s Host Family of the Year award. The Joe […]

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Missionaries from Africa and East visit the diocese

A visitor from the East My earliest recollection of my sister, Anne, is walking to school with Robert Horne, my best friend, and Anne just a half-step behind us. She […]

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Podcast: September 27, 2009

This week’s Today’s Catholic covers the dedication in Elkhart of the school addition and renovation. The Women’s Day of Prayer, with Sister Anne D’Arcy as the speaker, was held Sept. […]

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Women from around the diocese gather for day of prayer

By Kay Cozad LaGRANGE — St. Joseph Parish’s newly constructed activity center was put to good use on Saturday, Sept. 19, when over 200 enthusiastic women crowded the hall for […]

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Bishop bestows blessing on St. Thomas School additions

By Jodi Magallenes ELKHART — St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Elkhart celebrated the completion of $3.9 million in additions and renovations to the parish’s school Sunday with a blessing […]

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Panelists hope new consumer values can balance global inequities

By Beth Griffin  NEW YORK (CNS) — The consumer culture in the United States, though hobbled by the current economic crisis, has the potential to re-emerge as a positive force […]

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Pope's trip to Czech Republic takes him to highly secularized nation

By Carol Glatz  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI is traveling to the Czech Republic at the end of September, making a three-day visit to a nation that is […]

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Bishops talk health care, immigration with members of Congress

By Patricia Zapor WASHINGTON (CNS) — Though they believe the church is largely on the same page as Congress when it comes to other aspects of health care and immigration […]

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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 […]