Claire Kenney

Freelance Writer

Claire Kenney began writing for Today’s Catholic as a student while attending Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Upon returning to the area years later, she rejoined the publication’s reporting team. Claire has written an assortment of articles for Today’s Catholic and has covered stories about the bishop’s initiatives and his curia. The article “One Family, Three Brides, Six Weeks” that she wrote for the Feb. 12, 2017 edition of Today’s Catholic inspired the recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Three Sisters, Three Weddings: May, June, July.” In addition, Claire manages a portfolio of clients for whom she develops content for on a variety of topics. Her co-authored case, “Airbnb: Crisis Communication in the Sharing Economy” received recognition from the prestigious Arthur W. Page Society and is available for use worldwide. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication from Saint Mary’s in 2010 and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2016.

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Father Derrick Sneyd retires after nearly 50 years in the priesthood

By Claire Kenney Ordained in 1970 in his home country of India, Father Derrick Sneyd recently retired from his administrative duties as a priest. He has served the Diocese of […]

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Redeemer Radio celebrates 10 years

By Claire Kenney Redeemer Radio has been in operation within the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for a decade now, touching lives every day. “It is truly amazing how many […]

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Group prayer, reflection prepare parishioners for Christmas

By Claire Kenney It was a Tuesday evening during the second week of Advent, and a small group of parishioners from St. Augustine Parish, South Bend, gathered in their deacon’s […]

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In MY diocese: Steuben County

St. Anthony of Padua St. Paul Chapel ________________ St. Mary of the Angels: A small faith community with a big heart  By Claire Kenney A driver on the back roads […]

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Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe recalled with Masses, festivities

By Claire Kenney Across the diocese, remembrances of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe took place in fervent and festive form Dec. 10-12 despite a winter-weather challenge. St. Robert […]

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When the field becomes a family affair

By Claire Kenney Oftentimes, a team is referred to as a family. The squad acts as a single unit working together toward a common goal. For Johnathan Tavarez, Francisco Tavarez, […]

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A friendship found on the court

By Claire Kenney MONROEVILLE — St. Thomas Aquinas once said, “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” This quote […]

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Parishes bridge cultural backgrounds with common right to vote

By Claire Kenney Multiple Fort Wayne-South Bend diocesan parishes are taking part in the Prophetic Voter Engagement Campaign, which works to strengthen the voting voice of those citizens who traditionally […]

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Red Mass to honor legal profession

By Claire Kenney Most Reverend Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will celebrate the diocese’s annual Red Masses at St. Joseph Parish, South Bend, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2; and at […]

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Diocese honors medical vocation through Mass and conference

By Claire Kenney On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Fort Wayne Catholic Medical Guild will host its first Catholic Medical Conference, MedCon2016, at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. […]

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Notre Dame faculty member joins Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

By Clare Kenney This month, Pope Francis welcomed Paolo Carozza, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, into the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. St. […]

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St. Bavo to celebrate A Festival of Lessons and Carols

By Claire Kenney MISHAWAKA — St. Bavo Catholic Church will bring A Festival of Lessons and Carols once again the local area. This form of worship is a reflective way […]