Jodi Marlin

Jodi Marlin

Publications Manager

Before settling in as editor of Today’s Catholic, Jodi Marlin was a reporter and editor at The Papers, Inc. for eight years, a reporter for The Elkhart Truth for 5 years and a freelance writer for various publications. She is fluent in Spanish, too, with her most recent studies of the language having led to a Master’s Certificate in Spanish Translation from the University of Texas in 2014. Previous to taking a position with the diocese, Jodi served at St. John the Evangelist school and parish in Goshen, where she was coordinator of Hispanic Ministry, Spanish teacher for grades K-5 and parish DRE. As editor of Today’s Catholic Jodi assigns stories to writers and photographers, conducts staff meetings, edits incoming copy, reviews wire services for national and world stories and communicates with readers, writers and lay and ecclesial ministers.

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St. Vincent de Paul Society supported by Friends of the Poor Walk/Run

Walkers traversed the downtown streets. The annual fundraising event raises much of the money needed in order for the organization to provide food, clothing, rent and other assistance to those […]

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Bishop Rhoades, Vincentians and friends to walk for the poor

This article was updated Sept. 17 to reflect removal of a participation fee.  A single mother landed a job and moved from a shelter for the homeless into her own […]

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Avilla school is home for former teacher and principal

This post has been edited to reflect correct last name of Patti Benedict. Sister Theresa Renninger has a response to the myriad and often dramatic complaints of childhood. Three generations […]

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Ancilla College to join with Marian University

INDIANAPOLIS — Ancilla College and Marian University jointly announced a collaboration of mission and operations, according to officials from the two institutions on Aug. 28. Marian University President Daniel J. […]

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Planned Parenthood drops Indiana lawsuit requiring ultrasounds before abortions

Ending three years of legal dueling, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Aug. 20 that Planned Parenthood has conceded defeat in a lawsuit that challenged a state law requiring ultrasounds […]

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Diocesan seminarians instituted as lectors, acolyte

Moving ever closer to the day they will commit the whole of their lives in service to Christ and His Church, eight diocesan seminarians were instituted Aug. 3 in the […]

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‘Racism is not a one-day thing’: Black Catholics, diocese reflect on recent unrest

“Really, really sick in my heart.” That was the reaction of Deacon Mel Tardy to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin […]

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Unwavering response to the Lord’s call

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS A PRIEST The enthusiasm and positive attitude of a young seminarian first drew Father Constantino Rocha to the idea of becoming a priest, and those qualities have permeated […]

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Priest, deacons ordained to mission of service

As seven candidates and Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades processed into St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fort Wayne, toward their ordination Saturday, June 6, their face masks weren’t the only reminder that this particular Mass of Ordination would stand out as different […]

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Father Daniel Durkin: A half-century of sacred priesthood

Celebrating his golden jubilee as a priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is Father Daniel Durkin. And although he is now retired from active ministry, after those 50 years, […]

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Why are face masks important at this time?

The celebration of public Masses in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will resume the weekend of May 23-24, as directed by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. One of the weightiest […]

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Faith under quarantine — How the diocese bore the cross of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus. For two months, it has held back the world. Even to those who were passed over by the deadliest effects of the pandemic, the suspension of public […]