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Why are face masks important at this time?

The celebration of public Masses in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will resume the weekend of May 23-24, as directed by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. One of the weightiest […]

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An extraordinary calling: Mother-daughter team prepare older children to receive first Communion

The theme of Catechetical Sunday for the school year that is coming to a close has focused on “Stay with Us,” or helping the young faithful to stay close to […]

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Faith under quarantine — How the diocese bore the cross of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus. For two months, it has held back the world. Even to those who were passed over by the deadliest effects of the pandemic, the suspension of public […]

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Poor Brothers of St. Francis to end community in diocese

On Wednesday, May 13th, the Feast of  our Lady of Fatima, the Poor Brothers of St. Francis will end living as a Franciscan community in our diocese. The beloved Brothers […]

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Catholic Charities: providing positive role models for at-risk youth

For 12-year-old Kallie, Catholic Charities’ National Mentoring Program has been like a window opening to new possibilities. “I have someone to talk to,” the DeKalb County girl said of her […]

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Teacher’s confirmation lets her lead the way for students

Even in the midst of hardship, God can work to bring abundant goodness. This was the case for Emily Didrick, whose life was in a difficult moment when, she feels, […]

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Bishops say Our Lady of America apparitions were not supernatural

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, and five other bishops have concluded that alleged apparitions of Our Lady of America — said to have […]

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Public liturgies to resume with restrictions for safety

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Friday, Governor Holcomb issued his “Back on Track” Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana. This roadmap is designed to safely open Indiana’s economy, […]

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God bless our holy mothers

  ‘She truly desired the faith’ My mother converted to Catholicism before she married my dad. The significance of her conversion did not sink in until I got older and […]

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High schools, elementaries collaborate to feed students

While most schools in the U.S. have closed their doors for the remainder of the academic year and transitioned to online learning, some also have looked for a way to […]

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Mary gardens bring peace, comfort and inspire

Update 5/8/2020 to reflect correct spelling of Tutwiler.   Flowers are one of the most popular Mother’s Day gifts. And the month of May is the perfect time to honor […]

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Bishop invokes protection of Mary and Joseph at All-Schools Mass

Work, a natural part of everyday life, is not something that is often celebrated. But in 1955, workers received recognition when Pope Pius XII instituted the Memorial of St. Joseph […]