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Corpus Christi parishioners leap into mask-making ministry

SOUTH BEND — When guidelines were issued for the reopening of churches in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Debby Blum realized that her fellow parishioners at Corpus Christi might […]

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Around the Diocese: June 14, 2020

Sacred Heart Parish, Warsaw, reopened with restrictions May 23 after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a suspension of public Masses. After eight weeks without access to Communion, most parishes in the […]

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Priest, Deacon assignments and Priest appointments

Priest assignment The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 23, 2020: Reverend Stephen Felicichia, to Parochial Vicar, […]

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Reclaiming Catholic fatherhood

In the 1950s, fathers in American culture were seen as wise heads of the household to whom children could turn in times of need, portrayed in such television shows as […]

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Faith, servant leadership guided retiring USF president Sister M. Elise Kriss

Margaret Mary McMurtry remembers being “terrified” when she started school at University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. McMurtry had spent her freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer. […]

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Funeral services set for Father David Scheidler, CSC, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, ND

The Holy Cross and University of Notre Dame community suffered a loss Saturday, June 6, when Father David Scheidler, CSC, passed away at a hospital in Chicago where he was […]

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Priest, deacons ordained to mission of service

As seven candidates and Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades processed into St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fort Wayne, toward their ordination Saturday, June 6, their face masks weren’t the only reminder that this particular Mass of Ordination would stand out as different […]

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Parishes adjust as older volunteers stay home to avoid risk

Denny Holzinger has been an usher at SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Huntington for nearly 50 years. Holzinger recently stepped back from ushering, however, to avoid potential exposure to […]

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A Mother’s Hope receives episcopal blessing

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades blessed A Mother’s Hope in Fort Wayne, a home for pregnant women facing homelessness, June 2. The home also provides resources and classes to assist new […]

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Organizations announce coordinated COVID-19 assistance

FORT WAYNE — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana and Brightpoint are combining resources to offer more comprehensive assistance solutions to residents […]

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Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Nationwide Protests

“I share the following sentiments of my brother U.S. Bishops: “We are broken-hearted, sickened, and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being killed before our very […]

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Catholic Schools Office addresses school year concerns

Dear Parents, administrators, faculty and Staff, By the end of next week, our schools will have finished the 2019-20 school year, during this unprecedented time in our lives due to […]