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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Kingdom Builders conference — ‘He has everything planned out for you to fully bloom’

A desire to provide a day of grace for women in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is the motivation behind “Bloom,” a one-day retreat organized by Kingdom Builders ministry.  Kingdom […]

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Pizza champion lets her faith lead

Holy Cross College sophomore Carmela Maria Faustina Cataldo is named for her Italian grandmother, her father’s mother. And for St. Faustina Kowalska, the nun who shared the image and message […]

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Second day care location example of the Church ‘living what we are called to do’

Child care options have expanded for teachers at some Mishawaka and South Bend Catholic schools.  Saints and Squires Daycare, a ministry of St. Joseph Parish serving teachers at Mishawaka Catholic […]

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Black Madonna mural dedicated, blessed

A prayer of blessing is prayed by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades before sprinkling holy water on a mural of the Black Madonna during an ecumenical prayer service in Fort Wayne […]

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Supporting those harmed by the Church

Fort Wayne counseling initiative hopes to help in the healing after sexual abuse It has been nearly two decades since the Church confronted the unspeakable pain of childhood sexual abuse […]

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Gender incongruence — Diocesan parishes, schools follow Jesus’ example of accompaniment 

You formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works. My very self you know. […]

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Mass of Christian Burial planned for Deacon David Elchert

Deacon David O. Elchert, 81, of Goshen, died Wednesday, Aug. 4. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist, Goshen, where on May 21, 2011, he became the parish’s […]

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Father Tirabassi passes into eternal life

The South Bend parishes of St. Hedwig, Corpus Christi and Holy Family, along with the faith community of Saint Joseph High School, are mourning this week the passing of priest […]

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Appointments and assignments: What do the titles mean?

Except for, perhaps, those living out vocations in the Roman Catholic Church or who work in the administration of a diocese, ecclesial and parochial terminology can be confusing.  Ecclesial language […]

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Imler appointed Diocesan Museum director

FORT WAYNE — With the opening of the doors of Cathedral Museum in 1981, Father Phillip Widmann saw a dream — his dream — come to fruition. As the museum’s […]

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With voucher expansion, Catholic school families exchange ‘either/or’ for ‘and’

When Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program was passed in 2011, it was one the largest voucher systems in America. In April, the Hoosier state legislature voted to approve a bipartisan budget […]

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Congratulations, Class of 2021

Today’s Catholic would like to congratulate all the Catholic school graduates of the Class of 2021. Read about the valedictorians and salutatorians below. Bishop Luers High School Bishop Dwenger High […]