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Holy Week and Easter Mass times with Bishop Rhoades

Palm Sunday SOUTH BEND: Palm Sunday Mass at St. Matthew Cathedral on Sunday, April 14, at 9 a.m. Chrism Mass SOUTH BEND: Chrism Mass at St. Matthew Cathedral on Monday, […]

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The Pontifical Good Friday Collection

Dear Friends in Christ: During Holy Week, the Gospel readings come to life in a special way as we gather to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The […]

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Faith fortifies Rwandan refugee community

Twenty-fifth anniversary of genocide approaches On April 7, 1994, Rwanda’s Hutu militia began systematically slaughtering members of the Tutsi tribe. Three months later, over a million Rwandans, mostly Tutsis, were […]

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Assisted-suicide legislation stalls in Indiana

Efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide once again have failed in Indiana, but the Catholic Church and other pro-life advocates vow to remain vigilant as the practice continues to gain momentum […]

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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 […]