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Kania’s Christmas decorations adorn Queen of Peace tree

By Karen Clifford MISHAWAKA — For Queen of Peace parishioners Bob and Kathy Kania, creating Christmas decorations that reflect life milestones and childhood memories exemplify the themes of peace, joy […]

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Craft show brings community together and helps those in need

By Gwen O’Brien NOTRE DAME — The Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) at Saint Mary’s College will host its third annual Christmas Craft Show on Friday, Dec. 11, […]

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Catholic News Around Indiana

Compiled by Brandon A. Evans Diocese of Evansville Brother of Evansville priests: Father Paul Etienne is named bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming By Mary Ann Hughes (Message staff writer) There was […]

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Samaritan’s Feet reminds students to wash the feet of a child

FORT WAYNE — The sound of students’ feet echoing through the hallways as they entered the gym and climbed the bleachers was especially poignant during a recent assembly at Bishop […]

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Book of the Month

This month’s featured selection: “My Life with the Saints” by James Martin, SJ Reviewed by Kathy Denice Today’s Catholic book club choice this month is “My Life With the Saints,” […]

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Office of Worship answers questions concerning funerals

Are there diocesan rules about funerals? Yes, please consult the Web site of the Office of Worship (www.diocesefwsb.org/diocesan-offices/worship-office/diocesan-guidelines-norms) for our diocesan guidelines on funerals and liturgies with cremated remains, including […]

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A sacrifice for community

By Lisa Kochanowski SOUTH BEND — “We have a long way to go before we can call the world a body of Christ,” said Chris Culver recently, and it is […]

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Fernando Jimenez ordained priest for all God’s people

By Kay Cozad FORT WAYNE — In this Year For Priests, as declared by Pope Benedict XVI, the sanctification of all priests holds special meaning for one young man. Deacon […]

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Jacob Runyon ordained as man of prayer

By Kay Cozad SOUTH BEND — With ordination less than two weeks away, Deacon Jacob Runyon, or Deacon Jake as he’s known, is excited about the upcoming event that will […]

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Father Kohrman installed at St. Vincent de Paul, Elkhart

By Denise Fedorow ELKHART — Bishop John D’Arcy celebrated Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Elkhart on Sunday, Oct. 18, and installed their new pastor, Father Glenn Kohrman. […]

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Saint Joseph’s High School cellist takes his music to Paris

By Judy Bradford SOUTH BEND — Austin Huntington is a mellow guy, soft-spoken, not a lot of drama. But he can tell you exactly what playing the cello does for […]

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St. Charles new kindergarten facility blessed

By Kay Cozad FORT WAYNE — The steady rain that fell on the morning of Oct. 14 was not enough to dampen the spirits of the students and staff of […]