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Patrick Murphy

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Poor Handmaids celebrate 150-year history of U.S. ministry that began in Fort Wayne

The year 2018 is a milestone for the sisters of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, who started their U.S. ministry in Fort Wayne 150 years ago and made an […]

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Victory Noll assisted-living facility blessed

For more than 70 years, a scenic, 100-acre-plus site in Huntington has been the mother house for the Victory Noll Sisters, an order that serves the poor and disadvantaged. By […]

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Centenarian’s hobby benefits Coats for Kids program

For almost a century, Jo Russo has been fascinated by needlework. As a youngster in Bristol, R.I., she remembers being mesmerized by two neighbor ladies who knitted and crocheted on […]

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Sharing the faith: Got motivation?

Teleconference aims to inspire, develop Catholics in the mission of evangelization By Patrick Murphy and Jodi Marlin Like most people, Lisa Canning is busy. She’s a wife and a businesswoman […]

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Campus minister and school work together to foster faith, identity

If St. Matthew Cathedral School Principal Sister Gianna Marie Webber needed any confirmation that adding a campus minister to the staff this year was a good move, she got it […]

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Poverty and ‘signs of death’; priest recounts CRS trip

When Father Neil Kookoothe went to a small war-torn country in the Horn of Africa, he expected to encounter poverty. “What I saw opened my eyes,” he told students at […]

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To sanctify the home look to the Beatitudes, says Bishop

When one prays in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, “we are accepting the Lord’s invitation,” Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades said to about 60 people at the Sancta Familia Holy Hour […]

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Servus Omnium: Profit, common good not mutually exclusive

Sister Helen Alford wants people to think. The Dominican nun and international voice for justice in the work place asked deeply challenging questions from the moment she began to present […]

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Sister Helen Alford to explore the purpose of business Feb. 28

An international voice for ethics and social justice in the workplace is coming to Fort Wayne as part of the Servus Omnium Lecture series at the University of Saint Francis. […]

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Following death of Castro, Pedro Pan refugees recall relocation

By Patrick Murphy They came to Fort Wayne just as the Cold War threatened to worsen — dozens of teenage Cuban boys, slightly bewildered but determined. The boys were part […]

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Bishop Luers High School celebrates the Baptism of the Lord

By Patrick Murphy Click here for more photos by Mollie Shutt FORT WAYNE — Monday, Jan. 9, the feast of the Baptism of the Lord and the last day of […]

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Parishes act to assist hard-of-hearing at Mass

By Patrick Murphy “Can you hear me now?” That catchphrase — popularized by a national telecommunications company — is being asked, figuratively, by parishes in Fort Wayne, as they reach […]