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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I believe: The value of Catholic schools

Many choices for primary and secondary education exist in modern society. Advocates for Catholic schools — parents, teachers, administrators and the students themselves — often sacrifice much for the opportunity […]

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Right to Life of Northeast Indiana March for Life

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‘Don’t be afraid to be faithful to the truth of Christ’

Students at Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne, were challenged to seek truth and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ during a pastoral visit by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on […]

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Bernadette Scholars: ‘disability means different ability’

Grocery shopping and Christmas-themed aerobics classes are not part of a typical high school curriculum. But at Marian High School, these are important lessons for particular students. Marian has five […]

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Painting images of Mary begins spiritual journey for artist

A series of paintings of Mary began with a mother’s desperate, exhausted plea in the middle of a sleepless night. “Please help me sleep, and I’ll devote my life to […]

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2019: a time for everything

In the book of Ecclesiastes, it says there is “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”  The year 2019 […]

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CCS Baby Bottle Campaign: ‘change-ing’ the lives of children

Large cardboard boxes the size of moving crates line the back wall of the classroom-like space, stacked five to six columns high. All are filled with empty baby bottles. It […]

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Focus on accommodation allows ‘profound’ faith experiences

In the Gospel of Luke, when John the Baptist sent messengers to ask Jesus if He was the long-awaited Messiah, Jesus pointed to works of healing He had performed — […]

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Pay It Forward Scholarship awarded to young volunteer

Receiving a four-year, full-ride scholarship to a Catholic university was unexpected for a young woman whose greatest desire is not to receive, but to give. The University of Saint Francis, […]

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First women’s college in region observes 175th anniversary

“Ave Crux Spes Unica” is the motto of Saint Mary’s College. In Latin, it means “Hail to the Cross, our only hope.” This phrase remembers the school’s Holy Cross roots […]

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End-of-year giving in the diocese

As the year draws to a close, the light of the Christmas season signals the light of the world. And as gifts are given to friends and loved ones, it […]

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Lay pastoral ministry in high schools — a ministry of accompaniment

A shepherd walks among his flock, leading and guiding it through fair or stormy weather. He feeds them physically and spiritually. He spends his life amidst the flock. Following Christ’s […]