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What the world needs now: holy heroes

At age 16, Nicholas Becker has already achieved a great deal. He serves as an acolyte at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend, spots when his brother Crispin lifts weights, […]

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Diocesan seminarians instituted as lectors, acolyte

Moving ever closer to the day they will commit the whole of their lives in service to Christ and His Church, eight diocesan seminarians were instituted Aug. 3 in the […]

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Volunteers put pro-life beliefs into action for home

When God lays an idea on a person’s heart, He often provides the manpower to see the task to completion. This was and continues to be the case for A […]

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Around the Diocese: August 9, 2020

St. Jude adoration chapel to reopen FORT WAYNE — For the first time in its 35-year history, St. Jude Perpetual Adoration Chapel was forced by the COVID-19 pandemic to close […]

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Holy Spirit moves at healing services

In the New Testament, Jesus and His disciples performed miraculous healings through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, today, miracles seem to be associated with a person’s journey to […]

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Small-town Knights respond to big needs

By Andrew Fowler The Knights of Columbus Father Francis Pitka Council 6323 in Syracuse serves three surrounding communities — Syracuse, Milford and North Webster. The towns have a combined population […]

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St. Anthony of Padua Parish mourns loss of Father Kiene

A priest’s calling in life is to go where God sends him, and Father Joseph Kiene, OFM Conv., spent many years following God’s will before he was called home on […]

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Catholic questions, answered

FORT WAYNE — A Catholic Answers-style question-and-answer session at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne July 22 provoked sometimes entertaining, sometimes deeply philosophical discussions about Church teaching, the […]

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Annual Bishop’s Appeal allows diocese to spread light of God’s love

FORT WAYNE — “The Annual Bishop’s Appeal is an opportunity for all of us to participate in the Church’s mission in ‘Spreading the Light of God’s Love,’” said Bishop Kevin […]

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Priest appointment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointment, effective August 3, 2020: Reverend John Conley, C.S.C., to Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Notre […]

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‘This is what I seek’

Sisters of St. Francis make perpetual profession of  vows In a Spirit-filled Mass at the St. Francis Convent in Mishawaka Aug. 2, two young women professed their perpetual vows as […]

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Youths renewed on Blessed Solanus Casey canoe trip

Bridging the social distance A light spatter of warm rain only seemed to add to the joyful normalcy of a youth group canoe trip through the Salamonie Reservoir in Andrews […]