Kevin Kilbane

Columnist

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Father Fernando Returns to Sri Lanka

Ministering to the sick and older adults has been a focus of Father Polycarp Fernando’s ministry in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. He plans to continue some of that […]

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A Ministry of Service

Father Peter Dee De Plays an Important Role in the Spiritual, Cultural Lives of Fort Wayne’s Burmese Catholic Community In 2015, a fellow priest asked Father Peter Dee De what […]

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Fond Memories Still Linger 50 Years After Closing of Fort Wayne’s Central Catholic High School

When people speak fondly about the former Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne, they often talk about the camaraderie. Catholic teens from around the city and outlying area came […]

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Fort Wayne Author’s Award-Winning Book Highlights African-American Candidates for Sainthood as Models for Today

As Michael R. Heinlein watched racial violence and counter-protests erupt across America during the summer of 2020, he kept thinking about what he and others could do with their gifts […]

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Work Experience Partnership Helps St. Vincent de Paul Society Serve Others; Volunteers Gain Job Skills

The atmosphere is light and cheerful despite the hot, humid weather pushing through the open garage door on a recent morning at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Fort […]

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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 […]