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Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend issues local directives

FORT WAYNE — The spread of the new coronavirus is being carefully monitored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and all dioceses in the state of Indiana, including the […]

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Catholic Charities makes COVID-19 related appeal

FORT WAYNE — Catholic Charities, the principal charitable organization of the Catholic Church, represents the Church in meeting the needs of people. During this difficult time, the agency realizes many […]

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Masses suspended across diocese

Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I write to encourage you, in the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, […]

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Nationwide service to report sexual misconduct involving U.S. bishops launched

INDIANAPOLIS — As part of a continuing effort to strengthen its commitment to protecting minors and vulnerable adults, Catholic dioceses in the United States have established a third-party reporting system […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Updated March 16, 2020, to reflect postponements caused by concerns about the COVID-19 virus. Sunday, March 15: 10:30 a.m. — Mass, St. Patrick Church, Walkerton Monday, March 16: 10 a.m. […]

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Catechist shares the joy he experienced at initiation

The introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults says that those who desire initiation “see the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the […]

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Conference explores how laity can help heal the Church after crisis

A March 4-6 conference at the University of Notre Dame focused on how lay people in the Catholic Church can help address the clergy sexual abuse crisis. It was the […]

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Around the Diocese: March 15, 2020

Parish mission planned for Immaculate Conception LAOTTO — A parish mission is planned for Immaculate Conception Parish, 7046 E 400 S., starting Sunday, March 15, at 7 p.m. The theme […]

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Scrutinies bring catechumens closer to the celebration of Easter

The liturgical season of Lent soon will be half over. For catechumens who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil Mass, it’s time to prepare for the part of the […]

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Ugandan Stations of the Cross reflects culture of local parish

When St. Augustine parishioner Cheryl Ashe first saw the long, yellow banner with Jesus crucified in the middle, surrounded by the Stations of the Cross, she felt it would be important […]

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Parishes plan consecrations to St. Joseph

Remembered primarily at Christmastime, St. Joseph’s model of profound faith often is eclipsed by his revered family during the rest of the year. The quiet example of the foster father […]

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Around the Diocese: March 8, 2020

Saint Mary’s College announces commencement speaker NOTRE DAME — The board of trustees of Saint Mary’s College announced Feb. 26 that scholar, teacher and advocate for children and literacy Dr. […]