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ABA: Realizing the hopes and dreams of refugees

As the theme of this year’s Annual Bishop’s Appeal video reminds us, Catholics across the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend — regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, income level or condition […]

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Fatima Centennial Year closing Mass date set

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will celebrate the Closing Mass of Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Year at St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend Friday, Oct. 13., at 6 p.m. All are […]

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Indiana Catholic Bishops issue Statement on the Rescission of DACA Executive Order

The Catholic Bishops of Indiana support all DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) youth and call upon Congress to act responsibly to provide protection and legal status for these young […]

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Catholic Charities to DACA recipients: We are with you

In the wake of President Trump’s decision Tuesday, Sept. 1 to rescind DACA, or the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals Program, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend […]

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ABA: Over 30 years of helping the diocese and parishes grow and thrive

It seems that all one hears and sees in the news lately is how diversity and differences can divide people. But what Catholics must remember are the words of St. […]

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Bishop Rhoades issues statement concerning administration’s decision to end DACA

In response to the administration’s decision to end the DACA program, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend issued the following statement: “A few weeks ago, […]

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Bishop Rhoades announces a pleasant surprise at Blessed Sacrament Parish

Click here for more photos from the event. Usually there are few surprises when Catholics attend Mass. But the parishioners of Blessed Sacrament Church in Albion who attended the 4 […]

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Annual Peacefest concludes with a call to be peacemakers

Although Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades could not make it to the Catholic trivia night this year at Queen of Peace parish’s annual Peacefest, he was as enthusiastic to top off […]

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University of Notre Dame Celebrates 175th Anniversary Mass

For more photos from Notre Dame click here. On November 26, 1842, Father Edward Sorin and his brother companions of the Congregation of Holy Cross arrived at the snowy property […]

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Trust in God’s mercy, Mary’s intercession key themes at Fatima celebration

Click here for more photos from the event “Amid the chaos of the sea, the storms of life, the Lord says to us as He said to the disciples: Take […]

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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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Bishop: ‘Suffering can have meaning’

The third Saturday of each month except December, the Praying with Father Solanus Casey group hosts a rosary and Mass for the Sick at St. Felix friary in Huntington. St. […]