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Chrism Masses in the diocese

The oils of Sacred Chrism, catechumens and the sick will be blessed, and clergy of the diocese will renew their priestly promises, at the following public Masses. Monday, April 15 […]

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We need to talk: Why children need to hear from the Church about abuse prevention

By Elizabeth A. Heidt Kozisek In the years since the first Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was established by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, there […]

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Michelle Hittie: Devoted to the soul of Catholic education

It’s no small feat in the modern era to achieve a true balance between family and work, managing the home, finances and children while trying to serve God with the […]

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Young voices reflect joy of the Annunciation

For more photos from the event by John Martin click here. Announcing the Good News of the Gospel on the solemnity of the Annunciation, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated what […]

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Around the Diocese: March 31, 2019

Grief counselor to present free seminars FORT WAYNE — The Ramada Plaza Marquis Ballroom on Washington Center Road in Fort Wayne will be the location of two seminars for community […]

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School safety bills include plans, funding for private schools

John Elcesser was a school superintendent in West Virginia on the day that changed everything. He doesn’t recall locked doors in his school facilities prior to April 20, 1999, and […]

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Cursillo gives women the tools to spread Christ’s love

When Christine Koors attended a Cursillo weekend 18 years ago in Indianapolis, it changed her life. “It was just a newfound relationship with Christ,” she said. “I knew I had […]

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‘ava’s grace’ healing retreat addresses infant loss

FORT WAYNE — Couples and individuals who have experienced the acute and haunting pain of losing a very young child came together at Sacred Heart Parish Center, Notre Dame, on […]

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Program pairs churches, child welfare workers to meet critical needs

Keeping kids out of foster care is one of Doug Weinberg’s most important objectives. For years, he led child welfare efforts for two state governments. But recently, his mission took […]

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Around the Diocese: March 24, 2019

National Geographic GeoBee student qualifier DECATUR — Students at St. Joseph School, Decatur, participated in the National Geographic GeoBee geography contest in March. The score of the school’s winner, seventh-grade […]

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Diocesan vocations to the permanent diaconate ‘robust’

In the Catholic Church, the diaconate is the initial rank of ordained ministry. Some deacons continue on after their ordination to the diaconate to become ordained priests: Others have been […]

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House passes budget that includes new school choice incentives

More Indiana families would have the opportunity to send their children to the school of their choice under the proposed biennial state budget that recently passed in the Indiana House […]