William Schmitt

William Schmitt

Freelance Writer

Bill is an independent media consultant and journalist specializing in strategy and content related to the Catholic Church and the New Evangelization. He and his family have lived in South Bend since 2003, when he began 14 years as a communications staff member and manager with multimedia responsibilities at the University of Notre Dame. He has authored two books and previously served in various write/editor/management roles with news organizations in Washington, D.C., and New York City, covering business, science, government policy and general-interest features. He is a lifetime-professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order and an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Contact Bill at billgerards@gmail.com; connect with him at OnWord.net Collaborative Communications, billgschmitt.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/billschmitt2017; and follow him on Twitter (@wschmitt).

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Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration makes perpetual vows

Solidarity with a saint’s powerful witness of love for the Lord infused a Mass that took place Aug. 9 and at which Sister M. Benedicta Duna, OSF, made her perpetual […]

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Marian, Saint Joseph high school teachers explore science, religion

Innovation at Notre Dame seminar helps students grasp interface of two subject areas Several teachers from Marian High School in Mishawaka and Saint Joseph High School in South Bend recently […]

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Journey to final vows reveals how ‘it takes a diocese’

When Sister Isaac Marie Breckler, OP, a native of Avilla, makes her final vows in the Community of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, at 10 a.m. […]

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Jubilarians evoke the gifts of God’s calling

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated a Mass June 24 at which he honored six jubilarians of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, and reflected on a prophet with […]

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Knights host annual Lourdes Ball to support pilgrimages

A theologian’s commentary on Our Lady of Lourdes, and participants’ donations of about $1,500 for a pilgrimage to the site of her apparition, spread inspiration at a Knights of Columbus […]