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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 […]

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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 […]