Joshua Schipper

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Totus Tuus teaches beauty of the faith to students in Auburn

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul with members of the Totus Tuus ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish, Auburn, June 29. The Totus Tuus team […]

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Days of reflection, retreat helps students focus on faith

High school students in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend participate in annual retreats and days of reflection organized by their schools’ pastoral ministry offices. During this school year, however, […]

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Bishop Dwenger students reminded of responsibility to serve

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated Mass with students at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4, in a pastoral visit that spanned two […]

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March for Life Chicago rallies in Fort Wayne

Advocates parked at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary Jan. 16 and participated from their vehicles in a pro-life rally and caravan organized by We Dignify, a pro-life group from Chicago that […]

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White Mass for health care workers celebrated

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated the annual White Mass for health care workers at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, the evening of Oct. 27. The Catholic Medical […]

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‘Like dying and going to heaven’ 

Couples blessed at wedding jubilee Mass Around two dozen married couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th and 60th wedding jubilees were recognized and blessed at a wedding anniversary Mass celebrated […]

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College ministry adapts to pandemic

As college students in Indiana return to school, they do so behind masks. With several state, university and diocesan mandates dictating how to approach the COVID-19 pandemic, on-campus Catholic ministry […]

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Memory of couple who escaped Nazis lives through endowment

Three students at St. Jude School, Fort Wayne, received a unique grant from a family at the parish. Peter, Bosco and Augustine Cing, brothers who immigrated from Vietnam, received the […]

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Seminarian’s vocation realized across the globe

Seminarian Augustine Onuoha’s yearning for the priesthood came to him after only a decade of life. Now, thousands of miles away from his home country of Nigeria, he prepares to […]

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Father Phillip Widmann: Retiring priest with ‘late vocation’ will continue to preserve unique Catholic artifacts

Father Phillip Widmann has been the pastor at St. Mary, Mother of God Parish, Fort Wayne, since 2005. He will retire from active priestly ministry this summer and looks forward […]

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Suspension of Masses historically rare, but not unprecedented

Although the celebration of daily or weekly public Mass does not take place in some regions of the world even today, for decades the regular celebration of the eucharistic liturgy […]

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‘Let’s listen in our hearts to Jesus saying … ‘Arise!’

High school students from across the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend gathered at Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne, for a stateside World Youth Day conference Feb. 21-23. Throughout the […]