Denise Fedorow

Freelance Writer

Denise (Garza) Fedorow was raised in Yonkers, N.Y., and moved to the Midwest after graduating high school. She currently lives in New Paris, Indiana, and attends St. John the Evangelist Church in Goshen. Denise has been writing professionally since 2000 and was first published in School Library Journal, several Catholic periodicals and in children's magazines, including Scholastic. She began writing for The Goshen News in 2001 as a correspondent and columnist. She also began writing for Today's Catholic in 2001. She has two grown sons and daughters-in-law and five grandchildren, all who live out West. Denise said God opened the window for her professional writing career after a disabling accident caused her to prematurely retire. She considers it a blessing to be able to share the Catholic faith and others’ faith journeys through her writing.

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St. Vincent de Paul celebrates 150 years as an ‘immigrant church’

Click here for more photos from the event. St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Elkhart celebrated its sesquicentennial of serving the faithful in Elkhart on Sunday, Sept. 30, with a […]

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New Blessed Sacrament Church dedicated in Albion

Click here for more photos from the event. The recently refinished wood was gleaming, the smell of new paint lingered, and the mood was one of celebration and anticipation as […]

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Landmark diaconate ordination for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Click here for the deacon appointments. History was made in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend on Saturday, June 23, with the ordination of 11 Hispanic deacons at St. Matthew […]

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Father Robert Van Kempen celebrates 25 years as priest

Sometimes a person knows early in life what their vocation is. That was the case for Father Robert Van Kempen. Father Bob, as he is known, said it was probably […]

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V Encuentro representatives refine priorities at Region 7 gathering

Having their voices heard was a common motivation cited by attendees of the Episcopal Region 7  V Encuentro gathering June 8-10 at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend. The gathering […]

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The ministry of Servant of God Mother Mary Teresa Tallon

Servant of God Mother Mary Teresa Tallon once taught and lived in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, before founding a new order, the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate. Today, […]

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Goshen ‘Dreamer’ wants to stay out of the shadows

Tears start to well up unbidden in the eyes of St. John the Evangelist parishioner Ana Bautista as she talks about what it’s like to be a Deferred Action for […]

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Couple’s marriage strengthened through journey to the US

Felipe Garcia and Maria Morales (Garcia) and their children are originally from Mexico City, Mexico. Like so many immigrants from all over the world, they came to the U.S. seeking […]

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St. Mary of the Annunciation remembers souls, saints

A remembrance chapel. Even the name evokes warmth for the soul. The Remembrance Chapel at St. Mary of the Annunciation in Bristol is erected each year as a place to […]

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Men’s Schola Cantorum prays through chant

To walk into a darkened church and hear the harmony of voices united in medieval chant enhances the sacredness of the house of God. Preserving that sacredness is one reason […]

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St. Patrick Parish, Walkerton, is excited about growth

St. Patrick Parish in Walkerton has the distinction of being in a town that sits in four counties and two different time zones — but that’s not the only thing […]