Kevin Kilbane

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Scripture a source of guidance, encouragement during Father Jacob Gall’s 60 years of ministry

Father Jacob Gall believes people need to base their life on the rock of Jesus Christ. He has relied on that rock during a long and full life. Father Gall, […]

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Eucharistic Revival momentum continues with upcoming events 

The Eucharistic Procession and Festival on June 19 in Warsaw marked the first step in a three-year journey to inspire spiritual growth, encourage Eucharistic Adoration and evangelize throughout the diocese […]

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Teen Service Week takes caring into the community

The sounds of paint scraping, power washing and hand drills filled the steamy afternoon air in mid-June outside Tonya Ervins’ house in Fort Wayne, and she couldn’t have been happier. […]

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Memories bittersweet as Franciscan friars recall 91 years in Steuben County 

The friars soon will be gone, but the men’s caring spirit will live on at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Angola.  The Conventual Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of […]

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La Casa de Amistad a hub for assisting Latinos, immigrants and refugees in South Bend area

The name of La Casa de Amistad means “The House of Friendship” in Spanish. During nearly 50 years of serving people in the South Bend area, the nonprofit youth and […]

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Looking back on a life of service

Little is known about the early life of Father George O’Connor prior to the tornado that claimed the lives of his parents and many of his siblings. He went on […]

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Afghan refugee families find welcome in Fort Wayne

One family group had a relatively easy time getting to the Kabul airport for their evacuation flight out of Afghanistan last August. The other rode to freedom on the last […]

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Family’s deep Catholic roots inspire each new generation

When Afghan refugee families began pouring into Army National Guard base Camp Atterbury in southern Indiana for temporary housing, Cathy Lampton joined other members of her parish in nearby Columbus […]

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Organist celebrates 60 years of sharing faith through music 

When Robert Heidenreich took the job in 1962 as organist at St. Peter Parish in Fort Wayne, he felt right at home. He still feels that way today. On Sunday, […]

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Catholic Charities volunteers provide welcome to Afghan refugees in Fort Wayne

They gave of their time for different reasons. Their work transformed an unused former nursing home into Catholic Charities’ new Cabrini Center, which will offer temporary housing and resettlement services […]

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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, […]