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Priest assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 15, 2021: Reverend Gregory Abuya, to Parochial Vicar, St. Jude […]

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Around the Diocese: May 9, 2021

Schoolchildren rosary — ‘Let the Children Lead’ FORT WAYNE — Schoolchildren of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend invite the faithful of every age to join them in prayer on […]

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Bishop to students: ‘We are temples of the Holy Spirit’

Students at St. John the Baptist School in Fort Wayne welcomed Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to their first all-school Mass of the year during his pastoral visit April 27. Principal […]

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Mother’s Day — Womanhood, motherhood and God’s plan

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross once stated, “the world does not need what women have, it needs what women are.”  The cultural worldview of “what women are” may have […]

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The experience of a pilgrimage

It was a pilgrimage to Rome that eventually led Will Peterson to incorporate Modern Catholic Pilgrim, a company that helps Catholics plan and participate in pilgrimages all over the world. […]

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Walking the Way of St. Joseph 

Over 400 pilgrims came to join in part or all of the Way of St. Joseph, a 5-mile walk from St. Joseph Church in Mishawaka to St. Joseph Church in […]

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Bishop to USF grads: ‘Keep the right priorities’

The weather was fair and sunny, and even a chilly breeze did not seem to cloud the spirits of those attending a baccalaureate Mass for the 2021 graduating class of […]

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Cardinal Turkson urges graduates to impact troubled world

FORT WAYNE (CNS) — The head of the Vatican’s justice, peace and human development efforts urged over 700 graduates of the University of Saint Francis to follow the example of […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, May 2: 2 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Anthony of Padua Church, Angola Monday, May 3: 7 p.m. — Mass with Sacrament of Confirmation and the Rite of Reception Into Full Communion, […]

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Holy Cross priests ordained

Four members of the Congregation of Holy Cross were ordained to the priesthood April 10. The sacrament of holy orders was conferred by the Most Reverend Arthur J. Colgan, CSC, […]

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Pandemic doesn’t mask joy at Saint Joseph High School

By Kathy Kershner “It made me feel like I was a part of something bigger. It made me feel like part of a good, faithful community.”   — Luke Kaufold […]

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Need for kidney transplant strengthens priest’s faith

The power of prayer — even prayer for oneself — has been strengthened anew in Father Robert Van Kempen in recent months after the news came that the beloved priest […]