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NFP support: national NFP Week celebrated locally

Those who know, know. Often misunderstood and mistaken, natural family planning is a positive, refreshing gem of the Catholic Church.  Natural family planning is the general term used for the […]

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Teacher’s book explores 1963 MLK visit to Fort Wayne

When he was 15 years old, Christopher Elliott joined his father to watch a PBS television special on the 20th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I […]

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Totus Tuus teaches beauty of the faith to students in Auburn

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul with members of the Totus Tuus ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish, Auburn, June 29. The Totus Tuus team […]

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Longtime hospital chaplain stepping down

Years ago, Father Henry Byekwaso wanted to do some pastoral work nearby as he was preparing for his final exams in liturgical studies at the University of Notre Dame, so […]

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The office of the tribunal: work that ‘touches people’s soul’

Father Jacob Runyon, judicial vicar for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, admitted that even practicing Catholics are often confused when he tells them he is in charge of the […]

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Agencies, parishes, schools awarded St. Mary’s Heritage Fund grants

FORT WAYNE — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has awarded 35 grants totaling $172,700 from the St. Mary’s Heritage Fund to parishes, schools and agencies across the diocese. The […]

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Secretariat for Communications receives CMA awards

The Secretariat for Communications of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is the recipient of four prestigious awards for creative efforts realized in 2020. The awards were bestowed at the […]

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Interview: Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on eucharistic consistency and the forthcoming bishops’ statement

In the months leading up to the U.S. bishops’ spring general assembly June 16-18, headlines in both secular and Catholic media focused primarily on one issue: the potential of a […]

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Adults complete initiation into Catholic Church

More than 50 adults were fully received into the Catholic Church May 30 and June 12 as Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades confirmed them in Fort Wayne and South Bend, completing […]

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Fatherhood: mirroring God’s love

God calls some men to fatherhood. How each one is asked to live that call out is unique. Some live out the call physically, as biological or adoptive fathers; others […]

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Celebration on feast of Corpus Christi includes renovation blessing

It was a full house at Blessed Sacrament on June 6 for the feast of Corpus Christi and the blessing of the newly renovated social hall by Bishop Kevin C. […]

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‘Harvest day’ for the diocese as seven ordained

Ordination of a new priest is always an extraordinary event, but this year on June 5, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne was packed full as seven men […]