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Finding friendship: disability awareness

Name of school in cutline below corrected on Dec. 5, as well as gender of student in 12th paragraph.     Susan Bear sees her son Ryan as an ambassador. […]

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Prepare a place for the Lord

SOUTH BEND – Christmas card list: Check. Cards ordered: Check. Christmas presents: Check. Christmas dinner planned: Check.  People get so bogged down preparing for the holidays with gifts, food and […]

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End-of-year giving in the diocese

As the year draws to a close, the light of the Christmas season signals the light of the world. And as gifts are given to friends and loved ones, it […]

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Lay pastoral ministry in high schools — a ministry of accompaniment

A shepherd walks among his flock, leading and guiding it through fair or stormy weather. He feeds them physically and spiritually. He spends his life amidst the flock. Following Christ’s […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, December 1: 1 p.m. — Tour of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, with St. Michael the Archangel Youth Group Tuesday, December 3: 10:30 a.m. — Advent Day of Recollection […]

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Searching for the lost sheep

If there is one point to remember, it’s that there is hope. Hope for brothers and sisters, daughters and sons who have fallen away from the Church. Not only is […]

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Hearing God’s voice: Ignatian spiritual exercises

While the idea of a 30-day silent retreat may seem, in part, intriguing and appealing, four weeks away from family, work and responsibility can make the Spiritual Exercises of St. […]

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Parish takes leap of faith to bring joy to children

A late-night leap of faith by Mom Amanda Woodiel paid off, and 150 ‘Boxes of Joy’ are on their way to children in five impoverished countries through Cross Catholic Outreach’s […]

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Legacy of love continues beyond loss

She called herself “the beggar.” She believed that was God’s intention for her life. So when Virginia Schrantz, founder of Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry on the south side of Fort […]

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Violins sound notes of hope at interfaith prayer service

The prayer, music and song commemorated a time of great sadness and unimaginable evil. Yet, people walked out inspired by hope. More than 1,000 members of Fort Wayne’s Catholic and […]

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First Sunday of Advent

Christ comes today and every day As the season of Advent begins, the focus is on Christ’s first coming as a baby in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago. During Advent, […]