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After 50 Years in Ministry, Father Bill Schooler Set to Retire

When Monsignor William Schooler – widely known as “Father Bill” across the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend – reached the priestly retirement age of 75, he asked Bishop Rhoades if […]

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Andrew Barnes Ordained to the Order of the Diaconate

“Deacon Andy … that sounds good,” Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades said with a smile at the end of the Mass in which he ordained Deacon Andrew Barnes to the sacred […]

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Perpetual Pilgrim Seeks to Share ‘Love for the Eucharist’

As a graduate of Juan Diego Academy in his home state of Texas, University of Notre Dame sophomore Joshua Velasquez finds it particularly meaningful that he has been chosen to […]

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St. Henry Confirmands Called to ‘Remain in God’s Love’

By Alicia Guzman On the evening of Saturday, May 4, Bishop Rhodes confirmed 53 candidates from St. Henry Parish in Fort Wayne, and 10 students received their first holy Communion. […]

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Decatur Community Marks 100 Years of Catholic Education

A century of Catholic education has passed in the St. Joseph School building in Decatur. Bishop Rhoades joined St. Mary of the Assumption Pastor Father Dave Ruppert and Father Stephen […]

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Celebrating the Gift of Mothers

Before her death in 2022, Holy Cross Sister Margaret Mary Lavonis, who for years wrote “The Cutting Edge” column for Today’s Catholic, penned a beautiful reflection on motherhood for her […]

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ND Coach Marcus Freeman: ‘You See How Special This University Is’

Despite having one of the most high-profile jobs in college sports – and one could argue that the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame would be at […]

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‘Popes on a Rope’ Offers Visual Lesson on Church History

By Cindy Black A project that Father Tom Shoemaker calls “low tech” has been making a big impact on his audiences across the diocese for decades. “It’s quite simple – […]

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Holy Cross Jubilarians Celebrate Bringing Hope to Many

The sun’s rays pierced through the stained-glass windows of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on Saturday, April 27, illuminating the […]

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Bishop Challenges Students at Bishop Luers to Use Their God-Given Talents

It was a celebratory day at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne on Monday, April 15, as Bishop Rhoades made his annual pastoral visit. The day began with an […]

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‘The Eucharist Is Our Participation … in the Glory That Awaits Us’

Bishop Rhoades Reflects on Christ’s Eucharistic Sacrifice at Close of 40 Hours Devotion On Tuesday, April 16, Bishop Rhoades celebrated a special Mass to close the period of 40 Hours […]

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St. Cecilia Honor Band Program Brings Schools Together

An array of sounds came from the Bishop Luers High School gymnasium and surrounding classrooms on Thursday, April 11. Band students from Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers, and their feeder schools […]