Kevin Kilbane

Columnist

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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 […]

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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 […]