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Teacher of 48 years shares the joy of journey

She was 22 years old as a 1969 graduate of Indiana University South Bend. From there, she would go on to devote the next 50-odd years to instilling knowledge and […]

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La Casa de Amistad a hub for assisting Latinos, immigrants and refugees in South Bend area

The name of La Casa de Amistad means “The House of Friendship” in Spanish. During nearly 50 years of serving people in the South Bend area, the nonprofit youth and […]

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Catholic Charities 100 years – A legacy of hope

It was in 1922 when Bishop Herman J. Alerding saw a need for better organization of the Church’s charitable activities in the Diocese of Fort Wayne, which at that time […]

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Understanding the Easter tomb aids understanding of Resurrection

Throughout the centuries, many have speculated on what Christ’s tomb was like and what happened in the early morning hours of the third day more than 2,000 years ago. What […]

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Student interaction highlight of pastoral visit to Bishop Dwenger

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades made his annual pastoral visit to Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, on Tuesday, April 19. At the onset of his day-long stop, the bishop concelebrated […]

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Pysanky egg-making a mother-daughter tradition

During her childhood, Karen Eckrich remembers dying eggs at Easter time, but not in the way that most American children did. “Growing up, we made Ukrainian eggs around Easter most […]

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Priest assignment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignment: Reverend Drew Clary, CSC, as Parochial Vicar at St. Adalbert Parish, South Bend, and […]

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Bishop Rhoades ordains three new Holy Cross priests

With abundant joy and thanksgiving, the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross announced the ordination of three men to the priesthood. On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the […]

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A father receives call to the Father’s love

When Steve and Doree Bush, parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fort Wayne, followed their daughter Jessica into the Catholic Church several years ago, that made three members of […]

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Around the Diocese: April 24, 2022

Pysanky egg painting workshop offered FORT WAYNE — Karen Eckrich will be offering a workshop for those interested in learning how to create Pysanky eggs at St. John the Baptist […]

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From the diocese to the draft: Football journey fueled by hard work, determination

It was a Sunday afternoon in autumn, and the Mishawaka Catholic Saints’ middle school football team was locked in an Inter-City Catholic League contest. The opposing offense lined up and […]

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From Palm Sunday to Alleluia!

“The Eucharist is the wondrous sacrament that makes manifest that ‘greater love’ which led Jesus to ‘lay down his life for his friends.’ Jesus did indeed love us to the […]