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Teacher’s confirmation lets her lead the way for students

Even in the midst of hardship, God can work to bring abundant goodness. This was the case for Emily Didrick, whose life was in a difficult moment when, she feels, […]

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Bishops say Our Lady of America apparitions were not supernatural

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, and five other bishops have concluded that alleged apparitions of Our Lady of America — said to have […]

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Public liturgies to resume with restrictions for safety

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Friday, Governor Holcomb issued his “Back on Track” Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana. This roadmap is designed to safely open Indiana’s economy, […]

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God bless our holy mothers

  ‘She truly desired the faith’ My mother converted to Catholicism before she married my dad. The significance of her conversion did not sink in until I got older and […]

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High schools, elementaries collaborate to feed students

While most schools in the U.S. have closed their doors for the remainder of the academic year and transitioned to online learning, some also have looked for a way to […]

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Mary gardens bring peace, comfort and inspire

Update 5/8/2020 to reflect correct spelling of Tutwiler.   Flowers are one of the most popular Mother’s Day gifts. And the month of May is the perfect time to honor […]

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Bishop invokes protection of Mary and Joseph at All-Schools Mass

Work, a natural part of everyday life, is not something that is often celebrated. But in 1955, workers received recognition when Pope Pius XII instituted the Memorial of St. Joseph […]

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Rest in Peace: May 3, 2020

Arcola Norman Burkett, 64, St. Patrick Fort Wayne Elfreda Anderson, 88, St. Patrick  Beatrice Markley, 81, St. Vincent de Paul Phyllis Reed, 95, St. Vincent de Paul Granger Dawn Rojics, […]

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Offertories, parish communication set off on new paths during COVID-19

As Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend enter a seventh week of suspension of public Masses, worshipping from living rooms and home offices is the new normal. Unfortunately, […]

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Fort Wayne-area Vincentians mobilize network of solutions

FORT WAYNE — The needs of families and the poor during the COVID-19 pandemic are being eased by multiple St. Vincent de Paul Society conferences, parishes and suppliers in the […]

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Giving God the control — Evaluating priorities as wedding plans change amid pandemic

Wedding dress chosen, venue booked, invitations sent out. All the tiny details were neatly arranged, until COVID-19 unraveled the carefully made plans. Brides and grooms in the Diocese of Fort […]

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Canceled baby shower garners donations for Women’s Care Center

The intentions were good. The Mom’s Group at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Goshen wanted to host a baby shower in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the […]