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Living Nativity provides Advent hope in pandemic darkness

A crackling fire and a pavilion filled with hay attracted 100 people for an Advent celebration steeped in joy. On the weekend of Dec. 20, the parishioners of SS. Peter […]

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St. Joseph Parish creates digital Advent calendar

Most Christmas calendars include the 25 days in December. But what lies behind each flap lifted up during the countdown doesn’t always have spiritual value; it’s more likely to be […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, December 20: 9:15 a.m. — Mass, St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, Columbia City Monday, December 21: 11 a.m. — Mass for Diocesan Employees of Fort Wayne Area, St. Mary, Mother of God […]

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Rest in Peace: December 20, 2020

Auburn Carol Schalow, 80, Immaculate Conception Decatur Kenneth E. Gause, 69, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort Wayne Nancy Gerard, 84, St. Charles Borromeo Doris Griffith, 90, St. Charles Borromeo […]

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Around the diocese: December 20, 2020

Exodus 90 spiritual exercise for men begins Jan. 4 FORT WAYNE — Exodus 90 arose in response to a need for renewal in the Church, especially among men. Many men […]

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Parishes plan carefully to accommodate Christmas crowds

How will the season’s liturgical celebrations look this year? That’s the question that many people have been asking as Dec. 25 approaches. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has been […]

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Success comes to football programs despite pandemic’s challenges

Two diocesan high school football programs excelled this year despite a global pandemic and players’ personal losses. Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne, advanced to state competition, and Marian High School, Mishawaka, […]

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Catholic Charities brings assistance, cheer to those struggling during pandemic

FORT WAYNE — “I’m not working right now because of COVID,” said Jesse. “And I really want Isaiah’s first Christmas to be special. This really helps a lot!” Jesse is […]

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Local March for Life events: in-person, in-vehicle, in prayer

This article was updated Dec. 16, 2020, to reflect changing details about the events. Forty-eight years after Roe v. Wade, pro-life supporters will continue the tradition of marches for life, […]

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Father Charles Herman born into eternal life

Father Charles Herman is being remembered this week by parishioners of St. Francis Xavier in Pierceton this week as someone who was more concerned about how he could be present […]

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Rest in Peace: December 13, 2020

Decatur Simeon J. Hain, 98, St. Mary of the Assumption Theodore E. Loshe, 64, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort Wayne Edwin Boknecht, 96, St. Charles Borromeo Charles A. Colligan, […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Note: Updated Dec. 10, 2020 Monday, December 14: 10 a.m. — Meeting of the Bishop’s Cabinet, Archbishop Noll Center, Fort Wayne Monday, December 14: 2 p.m. — Virtual Meeting of Diocesan […]