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Bishop Rhoades, The Scally Brothers: diocesan World Youth Day

Last year, Pope Francis announced the theme of the World Youth Day diocesan conferences that would take place around the world in 2020: “Young man, I say to you, arise.” […]

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Faith and Science: a divine Catholic education

Catholic education forms the whole person, mind, body and soul. It teaches children and young people how to live well for today, as well as how to strive to live […]

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Painting images of Mary begins spiritual journey for artist

A series of paintings of Mary began with a mother’s desperate, exhausted plea in the middle of a sleepless night. “Please help me sleep, and I’ll devote my life to […]

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Diocese blessed by decade of Bishop Rhoades’ pastoral leadership

At a Solemn Mass of Installation Jan. 13, 2010, the Memorial of St. Hilary of Poitiers, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades became the ninth bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend. […]

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An audience with Pope Francis

During the Ad Limina visit of bishops from Region VII to the Vatican Dec. 5-13, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, seminarians and a priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend […]

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Around the Diocese: January 5, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul Society walk nets $25,000 for poor FORT WAYNE — The St. Vincent de Paul Society third annual Friends of the Poor: Walk a Mile in My […]

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Priest appointments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointments: Reverend Michael Osondu Okoro, C.S.Sp., to Priest Chaplain of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus […]

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2019: a time for everything

In the book of Ecclesiastes, it says there is “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”  The year 2019 […]

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Ancient Epiphany blessing brings peace, evangelizes

The feast of the Epiphany used to be called “Epiphanytide,” and celebrated as an octave, until Pope Pius XII removed the octave in 1955. It’s now celebrated on the Sunday […]

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CCS Baby Bottle Campaign: ‘change-ing’ the lives of children

Large cardboard boxes the size of moving crates line the back wall of the classroom-like space, stacked five to six columns high. All are filled with empty baby bottles. It […]

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Priests spoil seminarian basketball streak

Marian High School, Mishawaka, hosted the sixth annual Cupertino Classic basketball game Friday, Dec. 27. While the seminarians, back-to-back Cupertino champions, were attempting a three-peat, the priests, captained by Father […]

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Varsity Catholic: ‘life-giving’ evangelization

Fellowship of Catholic University Students has a presence on 159 campuses in the U.S., and on five international campuses, for the purpose of evangelizing to college students. An offshoot of […]