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Around the Diocese: March 21, 2021

Development department opens at Saint Anne Communities FORT WAYNE — Saint Anne Communities is a locally owned, nonprofit, Catholic organization. Since opening in 1967, it has served the elderly in […]

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‘I knew I was in God’s presence’

Bill King never thought much about faith while he was growing up.  “I believed in God but didn’t have a strong conviction in a specific religious belief,” he shared. “I […]

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A heart opens to truths of the Catholic Church

Raised as a Christian in an evangelical denomination, Peggy Kastner recalled that, as a young girl, her parents took her and her brother to church on a regular basis. This […]

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St. Therese, Little Flower dedicated to supporting every parish family

Having so many people confined at home over the past year has spotlighted the importance of the domestic church. Last fall, the parish leadership team at St. Therese, Little Flower, […]

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A journey through Lent

The end of the Lenten season is a time to reflect on the spiritual growth experienced throughout the past 40 days. It is a time to further develop those Lenten […]

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Sensory-friendly Masses welcoming for Catholics of all abilities

Imagine not being able to attend Mass as a family, worshipping God together, because the lights, sounds, crowds or any other stimuli could trigger a massive behavioral outburst in a […]

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Local podcast uses humor, friendship to explore Catholicism

What comes from a priest and a deacon who love Catholicism, and love to talk almost as much as they love God? A podcast, of course.  Somewhere between the often-humorous […]

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Nothing short of miraculous: A COVID recovery story

When Jason Shanks entered his Fort Wayne home in mid-February, it was the first time he’d been there since an ambulance had taken him away three months earlier. In early […]

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Faith found in the Far East brings Ballentine home

After nearly 10 years of postponements, this spring will mark the fulfillment of Brandon Ballentine’s longing. He will become a member of the Catholic faith when he is welcomed into […]

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Bishop Dwenger students reminded of responsibility to serve

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated Mass with students at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4, in a pastoral visit that spanned two […]

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Light of Christ shines in Catholic schools administration

The annual Mother Theodore Guerin Award, given to two administrators during the You Can Lend a Hand Luncheon each year, honors a principal on each side of the Diocese of […]

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Sisters’ Storybook Corner exudes joy of vocation

The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka have taken on an additional duty in their vocational life this winter – serving as storytellers for children of the […]