Bonnie Elberson

Bonnie Elberson

Freelance Writer

Bonnie Elberson is a freelance writer, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She holds a degree in English literature from the University of Dayton. Before moving to the city, she worked as farm editor of the Defiance Crescent-News in Ohio, and was a Defiance County commissioner. She is currently president of the Covington Pointe Community Association and a member of Pride of Toledo Chorus, Sweet Adelines International.

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A faith-filled Catholic community with a strong French heritage

St. Louis, Besancon Catholic Parish in New Haven was established in 1846 by a group of French settlers who, inspired by pioneer priests like Father Julian Benoit, wanted to bring […]

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Oratory named at Saint Anne Home, Randallia

Saint Anne Home and Retirement Center, located on Randallia Drive, has set the standard for high-quality health care in Fort Wayne since 1967. On July 26, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades […]

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Queen of Angels School welcomes new principal

Queen of Angels Catholic School, located on Fort Wayne’s near northwest side, will welcome a new principal when classes begin on Aug. 9. Michelle Brandle is a seasoned educator who […]

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Family ties and opportunities bring new principal to New Haven

Zachary Coyle, newly appointed principal at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in New Haven, noted that family ties are what first directed him toward the Fort Wayne area. “It’s […]

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Father Daniel Scheidt named Legatus National Chaplain of the Year

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne, was the scene recently of the Legatus organization’s celebration of its chaplain, Father Daniel Scheidt, and his recently received National Chaplain of the […]

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100 adults receive confirmation in Fort Wayne, South Bend

The Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, celebrated Mass Sunday, June 11, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and confirmed 49 adult Catholics from parishes […]

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Forty years a priest: Father Phillip Widmann

Father Phillip Widmann, pastor at St. Mary Mother of God Church, recently passed a 40-year milestone in his priestly life. Ordained by Bishop William McManus on Jan. 15, 1977, at […]

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St. Joseph Hessen Cassel stands as a beacon for 175 years

St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Church, located south of Fort Wayne on what was once called the Piqua Road, has been a beacon of faith for Catholics since its founding in […]

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Two begin lives of joyful service: Ordination to the priesthood

The jubilant strains of the majestic pipe organ rang through the vast edifice of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne Saturday, June 3, a day in […]

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St. Charles Borromeo is an active, thriving parish

St. Charles Borromeo Church, on the city’s northeast side, has 2,100 registered families. New pastor Father Tom Shoemaker has found the parish to be very welcoming. “I’m also impressed by […]

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Five prepare for ordination to the diaconate

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will celebrate the Mass of ordination at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 Maskal brings willing spirit, positive attitude […]