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Kevin Kilbane

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Parish missions provide opportunity to spend time focused on the Lord

As a recent convert to the Catholic faith, McKenna Eltzroth wanted to get more involved in her parish, St. Joseph in Bluffton. “It’s really important for me to plant roots […]

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Faith of Native Americans laid foundation for diocese

Their presence drew the first Europeans to what is now northern Indiana. They played roles in the founding and growth of parishes and institutions such as what became the University […]

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Widows of Prayer communities ease the grief of loss, offer a holy purpose

Becoming a widow is “not any fun,” said Rosalie Waldon of New Haven, who lost her husband, John Charles, in January. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, leaving her stuck sheltering […]

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Events mark inauguration of Father Dr. Eric Zimmer, president of USF

The theme of Catholic identity carried through inauguration weekend events that took place Sept. 26 for Father Dr. Eric A. Zimmer, the new president of the University of Saint Francis, […]

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Msgr. Pius Ilechukwu thankful for 40-year vocation

FORTY YEARS A PRIEST The melodious sound of singing in Latin first attracted Msgr. Pius Ilechukwu to the priesthood. Then, in the seminary, he discovered the journey to becoming a […]

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Catholic colleges weathering financial hit from pandemic

Colleges and universities across the country sustained heavy financial losses after they sent students home midway through spring semester to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For most schools, […]

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Faith, servant leadership guided retiring USF president Sister M. Elise Kriss

Margaret Mary McMurtry remembers being “terrified” when she started school at University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. McMurtry had spent her freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer. […]

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Parishes adjust as older volunteers stay home to avoid risk

Denny Holzinger has been an usher at SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Huntington for nearly 50 years. Holzinger recently stepped back from ushering, however, to avoid potential exposure to […]

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Catholic Charities: providing positive role models for at-risk youth

For 12-year-old Kallie, Catholic Charities’ National Mentoring Program has been like a window opening to new possibilities. “I have someone to talk to,” the DeKalb County girl said of her […]

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Former Catholic Relief Services CEO believes businesses can lead change for good

Former Catholic Relief Services CEO Carolyn Yauyan Woo believes businesses can lead positive change in their community and world, but their impact depends on the values and morals of the […]

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Catholic Charities program provides healing, hope to human trafficking survivors

The mother and her children left their Central American homeland and migrated legally to the United States in hopes of a better and safer life in Northeast Indiana. They ended […]

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe brings parishes of different cultures together

Joyous singing and lively Mexican music filled St. Patrick Church beginning at 5 a.m. Dec. 12, as members of the Fort Wayne parish community welcomed the feast day of Our […]