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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Proving God’s existence

One of man’s deepest and most enduring questions is this: Can the existence of an unseen and mystical God be proven? Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades and Dr. Lewis Pearson, philosophy […]

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One year later: Couple reminisce on their journey to the Catholic Church

Sometimes God requires worldly sacrifices to give His children a greater good. Among them, converts to the Catholic faith sometimes face resistance from their friends and family when they united […]

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Businesses bear fruit for Catholic community

In a capitalist society, businesses can have a great deal of influence for good or for ill, and Catholic-owned businesses have a special duty to put into practice the values […]

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Vocation ‘a work of the community’

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS A PRIEST Father Dermot Gahan began his ministry to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend even before his ordination to the priesthood: He was first invited to the […]

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‘It is the joy of my life; I love to serve’

TWENTY -FIVE YEARS A PRIEST Father Michael Chukwudi Mbonu remembers very vividly what he calls “the happiest day of his life” day 25 years ago. It was July 15, 1995, […]

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Inaugural online retreat hopes to form Spanish-speaking liturgical ministers

Part of the mission of the Church is to meet people where they are in their faith journey: That was the purpose of “De la Misa a la Misión,” a […]

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Reclaiming Catholic fatherhood

In the 1950s, fathers in American culture were seen as wise heads of the household to whom children could turn in times of need, portrayed in such television shows as […]

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A Mother’s Hope receives episcopal blessing

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades blessed A Mother’s Hope in Fort Wayne, a home for pregnant women facing homelessness, June 2. The home also provides resources and classes to assist new […]

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CRS to ‘Lead the Way on Hunger’ amid global pandemic

Hunger is something Americans often take for granted, tossing around phrases such as “I’m starving” in between meals. In places such as Sierra Leone and Madagascar, the words are more […]

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Trading religious robes for a Roman collar

Fort Wayne is a far cry from the Alps of Italy, yet Paolo Degasperi formed a strong bond that prompted him to seek ordination as a deacon for the Diocese […]

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‘The Lord has already given us a vocation’

A simple appeal to pray daily began the call to the priesthood for Logan Parrish. Very sports-oriented while a student at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, he was […]

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‘God can call you in simple and ordinary ways’

For Benjamin Landrigan, candidate for ordination to the diaconate on June 6, there was no aha! moment, no lightning-bolt call to the priesthood that he could no longer choose to […]