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Why become Catholic?

Catechumens respond and offer insight into the mind of a convert This Easter, Kim Pesta will join in full communion with the church at Christ the King Parish, South Bend. […]

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The legacy of a special child

On Sept. 7, 2010, a baby boy was born in a hospital in Missouri. His mother named him Simon and proclaimed “he was absolutely perfect to our family.” This was […]

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Late exorcist’s words lift the veil on the demonic, Satan

“An Exorcist Explains the Demonic: The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels” by Father Gabriele Amorth with Stefano Stimamiglio. Sophia Institute Press (Manchester, New Hampshire, 2016). 145 […]

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What does it mean to be a part of God’s global family?

Each week of Lent, this reflection series will provide ways to incorporate global solidarity and the struggles of our brothers and sisters throughout the world into your Lenten journey. Here […]

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The Johnson Amendment

At the National Prayer Breakfast this month, President Donald Trump promised to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment “and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of […]

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Fasting and abstinence during Lent

Abstinence from eating meat is obligatory for all Roman Catholics 14 years of age and older on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays during Lent. Fasting is obligatory for […]

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Lenten lecture series The Book of Exodus: A Spiritual Journey at Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME — “Sin, Mercy, and the Vision of God in the Book of Exodus” will be presented by Professor John Cavadini as the first in a three-part Lenten lecture […]

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Men challenged to live authentically Catholic lives

Every year, Mike Sumpter can count on the Rekindle the Fire diocesan men’s conference to provide something he needs: spiritual adrenaline. “This conference,” said Sumpter, a parishioner and extraordinary minister […]

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What does it mean to encounter others?

This Lent you are invited to encounter your brothers and sisters around the world through participation in Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl. Throughout our diocese, over 70 parishes, schools and […]

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A lesson learned and a life in pink

I want to share something very personal and, in my mind, significant and relevant to readers, but I don’t want to come off as braggy or know-it-all. In fact, there […]

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Fasting and Abstinence

There are few practices that seem as distinctively Catholic as fasting and, in particular, abstinence. Fasting may be broadly defined as partially or completely refraining from eating, while abstinence means […]

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What is appropriate wedding attire for church?

Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day, and every bridesmaid hopes to wear a dress that is both fashionable and flattering. Beauty, after all, is one of […]