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Faithful act to ‘stand up straight and strive to be saints’

Stories of hope and help, service and support — examples of living as Christ to others in new and meaningful ways — are already marking the spiritual life of the […]

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Bishop announces diocesewide Stations of the Cross

FORT WAYNE — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has announced that on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will livestream the Stations of the Cross […]

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Mass viewing opportunities abound

Although public Masses in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend are currently suspended, opportunities for worship and spiritual communion via TV and the internet abound. Following is a list of […]

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Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend issues local directives

FORT WAYNE — The spread of the new coronavirus is being carefully monitored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and all dioceses in the state of Indiana, including the […]

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Catholic Charities makes COVID-19 related appeal

FORT WAYNE — Catholic Charities, the principal charitable organization of the Catholic Church, represents the Church in meeting the needs of people. During this difficult time, the agency realizes many […]

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Rest in Peace: March 22, 2020

Angola William J. Leider, 87, St. Anthony Auburn Louis Muzzillo, 90, Immaculate Conception Fort Wayne Sharon Boreani, 78, St. Charles Borromeo Bart Fraizer, 52, St. Vincent de Paul Armanda Rohrbacher, […]

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Parish celebrates African Americans on the path to sainthood

Six African Americans are currently candidates for sainthood, something Deacon Mel Tardy, chairman of the diocesan Black Catholic Advisory Board, is eager to see. “They would be the first African […]

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Walkerton parish honors Irish roots at Mass of dedication of altar

Parishioners embraced their Irish history at St. Patrick Parish in Walkerton on March 14 with a Mass of dedication of an altar to mark the church’s 150th anniversary. Bishop Kevin […]

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Masses suspended across diocese

Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I write to encourage you, in the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, […]

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Nationwide service to report sexual misconduct involving U.S. bishops launched

INDIANAPOLIS — As part of a continuing effort to strengthen its commitment to protecting minors and vulnerable adults, Catholic dioceses in the United States have established a third-party reporting system […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Updated March 16, 2020, to reflect postponements caused by concerns about the COVID-19 virus. Sunday, March 15: 10:30 a.m. — Mass, St. Patrick Church, Walkerton Monday, March 16: 10 a.m. […]

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Catechist shares the joy he experienced at initiation

The introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults says that those who desire initiation “see the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the […]