Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton

Staff Writer

A self-labeled nerd, Jennifer describes her job as “making a nuisance of herself,” which her family agrees she is very good at. Jennifer has always had a passion for writing and is blessed to now be able to use her gifts to serve God and others. Jennifer is a veteran of the US Air Force, has a degree in history from the University of Saint Francis and is a devoted wife and mother of five beautiful children. In between family time and writing, Jennifer enjoys crafting, cooking, hiking and cultivating her Mary garden. She is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Fort Wayne.

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Prayer: how women build up themselves and others

Too fat, too short, too ugly, too unorganized, too shy, too loud, too ordinary. Satan whispers sly little lies in the ears of women, even Catholic women, who sometimes get […]

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Historic designation for St. Rose of Lima Church

People in Fort Wayne still jokingly ask residents of the small town of Monroeville, “Monroeville, are you guys still there?” It’s an ongoing joke, but St. Rose of Lima Parish […]

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New homeless shelter focused on boosting women’s self-respect

Ending homelessness is about more than giving a person a bed for the night, say two members of the board of directors of St. Joseph Missions. It is about lifting […]

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Young cancer patient rallies faith of parishes, community

The shield and cross tattoo on Joe Schmaltz’s right forearm bears words that could be the Schmaltz family motto – “By the grace of God.” Only by God’s grace could […]

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Financial support of seminarians a priority for Knights

Humility, Mother Teresa said, is “the mother of all virtues.” While the Knights of Columbus councils in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend have much to boast of in their […]

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Affirming dignity of all people key to ending racism, says bishop

Bishop calls racism a serious offense against God and grave sin against love and justice In response to outbreaks of racial tension and violence across America following the death of […]

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St. Joseph School aims to grow from the ground up

At a time when Catholic schools in the U.S. are suffering the consequences of low enrollment, St. Joseph School in Garrett is a reassuring tale. An outreach program of the […]

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St. Jude hosts ‘What Jesus Teaches us about Racism’

When St. Jude, Fort Wayne, parishioner Liz Sanders read about Deacon Mel and Annie Tardy and their roles on the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend’s Black Catholic Advisory Board in […]

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Chef’s mission: ‘all things for the glory of God’

At first glance, the small building sitting on one of Fort Wayne’s out-of-the-way side streets appears a little underwhelming. Those familiar with it know that it’s a great place to […]

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Catholic schools welcome two new principals

Annie Borjas, Holy Cross School Taking on the duties of principal for the first time at Holy Cross School, South Bend, Annie Borjas has unique qualifications to lead the Crusaders […]

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Virtue-building through mentorship flourishes at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

In Genesis, God created male and female. He gave them different interests and struggles. That’s why Dan and Linda Landrigan wanted to bring a program specifically geared toward each gender […]

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Faithful spirits

A sense of peace and otherworldliness encompasses a grassy, tree-filled, square lot in the heart of Mishawaka. Cars and trains roll by on three sides without realizing the significance of […]