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Deny and go forward: an Advent renewal

St. John the Baptist and Holy Family parishes in South Bend were overjoyed to welcome John Beaulieu, director of evangelization and engagement at Franciscan University of Steubenville, for a three-evening […]

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Around the Diocese: December 22, 2019

Thirty young adults were received into the Catholic Church at a Mass with Confirmation and Rite of Reception into Full Communion Sunday, Dec. 15. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop […]

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Focus on accommodation allows ‘profound’ faith experiences

In the Gospel of Luke, when John the Baptist sent messengers to ask Jesus if He was the long-awaited Messiah, Jesus pointed to works of healing He had performed — […]

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Pay It Forward Scholarship awarded to young volunteer

Receiving a four-year, full-ride scholarship to a Catholic university was unexpected for a young woman whose greatest desire is not to receive, but to give. The University of Saint Francis, […]

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Items used by early bishops on loan to Diocesan Museum

A request by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to the U.S. Province of the Congregation of the Holy Cross has resulted in a loan to Diocesan Museum, Fort Wayne, of several […]

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe brings parishes of different cultures together

Joyous singing and lively Mexican music filled St. Patrick Church beginning at 5 a.m. Dec. 12, as members of the Fort Wayne parish community welcomed the feast day of Our […]

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Residential maternity homes offer ‘room at the inn’

On a holy night long ago, Mary, heavy with child but with no place to stay, was given shelter in a crude shed. Her betrothed took care of her as […]

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Bishops say ‘ad limina’ meeting strengthens their bond with pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Inspiring “missionary disciples” rather than church-maintenance workers and building up the unity of the Church in a polarized world were some of the topics on the […]

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Convenient grace: Profiles in the CCD/Religious Education setting

There are a plethora of readings and booklets that can help a person enter into the Advent season. One particular meditation, titled, “Give Me a Joyful Faith,” comes from “Praying […]

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First women’s college in region observes 175th anniversary

“Ave Crux Spes Unica” is the motto of Saint Mary’s College. In Latin, it means “Hail to the Cross, our only hope.” This phrase remembers the school’s Holy Cross roots […]

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St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra

St. Nicholas, a fourth-century bishop of the Turkish town named Myra, was famously dedicated to works of generosity and charity. He is the patron saint of children and sailors, among […]

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Knights of Columbus state deputy presents awards

The Knights of Columbus Father Dominic Duehmig Council 14214 of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Avilla, received its first Star Council Award, an annual threefold Knights of Columbus honor, […]