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Catholic colleges weathering financial hit from pandemic

Colleges and universities across the country sustained heavy financial losses after they sent students home midway through spring semester to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For most schools, […]

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Member builds can crusher for Knights of Columbus service project

FORT WAYNE — In 2016, Knights of Columbus Council 451 built a small storage shed for the purpose of collecting aluminum cans as a means of generating funds for charity. The […]

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Corpus Christi parishioners leap into mask-making ministry

SOUTH BEND — When guidelines were issued for the reopening of churches in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Debby Blum realized that her fellow parishioners at Corpus Christi might […]

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Weekly schedule for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, June 14: 12:30 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. John Bosco Church, Churubusco Tuesday, June 16: 7 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Rose of Lima Church, Monroeville Wednesday, June 17: 7 p.m. — […]

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Rest in Peace: June 14, 2020

Arcola Karen MacIntyre, 57, St. Patrick Timothy W. Trahin, 56, St. Patrick James Weldon, 76, St. Patrick Bremen Joyce Monhaut, 77, St. Dominic Decatur Larry K. Andrews, 79, St. Mary […]

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Around the Diocese: June 14, 2020

Sacred Heart Parish, Warsaw, reopened with restrictions May 23 after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a suspension of public Masses. After eight weeks without access to Communion, most parishes in the […]

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Priest, Deacon assignments and Priest appointments

Priest assignment The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 23, 2020: Reverend Stephen Felicichia, to Parochial Vicar, […]

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Reclaiming Catholic fatherhood

In the 1950s, fathers in American culture were seen as wise heads of the household to whom children could turn in times of need, portrayed in such television shows as […]

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Faith, servant leadership guided retiring USF president Sister M. Elise Kriss

Margaret Mary McMurtry remembers being “terrified” when she started school at University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. McMurtry had spent her freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer. […]

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Funeral services set for Father David Scheidler, CSC, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, ND

The Holy Cross and University of Notre Dame community suffered a loss Saturday, June 6, when Father David Scheidler, CSC, passed away at a hospital in Chicago where he was […]

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Priest, deacons ordained to mission of service

As seven candidates and Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades processed into St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fort Wayne, toward their ordination Saturday, June 6, their face masks weren’t the only reminder that this particular Mass of Ordination would stand out as different […]

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Parishes adjust as older volunteers stay home to avoid risk

Denny Holzinger has been an usher at SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Huntington for nearly 50 years. Holzinger recently stepped back from ushering, however, to avoid potential exposure to […]