Kevin Kilbane

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Extending welcome key to boosting African American vocations

They are called vocation stories: people’s accounts of how they felt God calling them to use their faith and gifts in service to the Church, their family or to others. […]

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Father Tolton group evolves to more directly support cause for sainthood

St. Augustine Parish in South Bend has had a Tolton Society since the 1970s to honor the memory of Father Augustus Tolton. Widely recognized as America’s first African American priest, […]

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Mass brings recognition, healing on 175th anniversary of Miami Tribe members’ removal from Indiana

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades spoke of repentance, respect and love during a Mass of Healing and Remembrance marking the 175th anniversary of Miami Tribe members’ forced removal from their homeland […]

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Mass, museum exhibits to recall 175th anniversary of Miami Tribe’s removal

A Mass next month and two museum exhibits will remember the 175th anniversary of some members of the Miami Tribe of Native Americans being forced to leave their homeland in Indiana […]

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Summit encourages Catholic business leaders to end poverty

Speakers at Catholic Charities’ recent Poverty Summit urged area Catholic business and organization leaders to help end poverty by taking their faith to work. Nearly 80 leaders attended the lunch […]

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Father Boyle heads to Fort Wayne with message of boundless compassion

There are two of the goals organizers hope result from Father Gregory Boyle’s presentation on “The Power of Boundless Compassion,” which will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 8 at […]

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Teacher’s book explores 1963 MLK visit to Fort Wayne

When he was 15 years old, Christopher Elliott joined his father to watch a PBS television special on the 20th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I […]

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Jubilarian Father Chukwuma moves ‘at God’s direction’

Father Francis Chukwuma didn’t have a vision or encounter with God that called him to the priesthood. He has just been open to where God directs him in life. Father […]

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Priesthood has been a life of love and self-giving

As a boy, Father Jonathan C. Agbedo knew he wanted to be a priest. He didn’t think he would get to pursue that dream, however, until a path opened in […]

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Dedication, teamwork build tradition of Academic Super Bowl success at Bishop Luers 

Cooperation, hard work and a love of learning propelled four teams from Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne to the state finals of the Indiana Academic Super Bowl competition […]

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Efforts around diocese focus on care for creation

Climate crisis subject of May conference at St. Therese, Little Flower Parish Members of the Social Justice Commission at St. Therese, Little Flower Parish in South Bend see climate change […]

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Walking with Moms in Need — Initiative asks parishioners to be Christ’s presence for pregnant women and mothers

For Jackie Oberhausen, the idea behind the U.S. Catholic bishops’ new Walking with Moms in Need initiative is clear. “We all are our brother’s keeper,” said Oberhausen, the Walking with […]