Jodi Marlin

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Jodi Marlin served as editor of Today’s Catholic from July 2016 to January 2022. Prior to this, Jodi 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.

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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 […]

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Offertories, parish communication set off on new paths during COVID-19

As Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend enter a seventh week of suspension of public Masses, worshipping from living rooms and home offices is the new normal. Unfortunately, […]

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Fort Wayne-area Vincentians mobilize network of solutions

FORT WAYNE — The needs of families and the poor during the COVID-19 pandemic are being eased by multiple St. Vincent de Paul Society conferences, parishes and suppliers in the […]

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‘In the service of His Eminence’ — Diplomat formed by friendship with future saint

By most historical accounts, the 20th century was the bloodiest, most tyrannical period of modern times. Two world wars, multiple other conflicts and the rise of brutal, totalitarian regimes prematurely […]

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Using the gifts God gave you: Exploring charisms

The children of Lori Massa were getting older. So in 2013, the homeschooling Mom began to look for another arena in which she could constructively contribute; maybe either a career […]