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St. Vincent de Paul breaks ground on perpetual adoration chapel

Pentecost Sunday marked the beginning of construction of a new oratory at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne, with a blessing for the groundbreaking. The Oratory of St. Mary […]

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Around the Diocese: June 9, 2019

A Brush with God icon retreat DONALDSON – Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center welcomes back Father Peter Pearson, who will lead an icon workshop/retreat July 28 to Aug. 2. Check-in […]

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New ministry calls Father Ramenaden back to Sri Lanka

“Retirement” is not in Father Bernard Ramenaden’s vocabulary, but “returning” is. The Benedictine priest and monk, who has been pastor of St. Gaspar del Bufalo Parish in Rome City for […]

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Our Lady of Good Hope altar dedicated, renovations blessed on 50th anniversary

Click here for more photos by John Martin. Long-awaited by Our Lady of Good Hope’s 964 families, significant renovations to the Fort Wayne parish are nearly complete. A $2.6 million […]

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Modlins keep Catholic Scouting in the family

You might say that Scouting roots run deep in the Modlin family. First there was Matt Modlin, who rose to the Boy Scouts of America rank of Eagle Scout during […]

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Violi brothers, St. Monica Parish; a legacy intertwined

For nearly a century, St. Monica Parish in Mishawaka has been a fixture on the north side of the St. Joseph River and served as a proud home for numerous […]

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Deacon Ranaghan retires from active ministry

Deacon Kevin Ranaghan, one of the first permanent deacons in the modern history of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, delivered his last homily at St. Bavo Parish, Mishawaka, April […]

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The Triduum — Given up unto death … the Son of God brings new life to all mankind

Jesus’ love remembered on Holy Thursday Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades began the celebration of “the holiest three days of the year” with Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, […]

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Easter is Church’s greatest feast, ‘solemnity of solemnities,’ says bishop

Morning sun streaming through stained glass illustrated the joy of the Resurrection at St. Francis Xavier Church, Pierceton, on Sunday, as the rural parish celebrated the presence of Bishop Kevin […]

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Mercy of Christ and love of Mary draws crowd to St. Pius X

“What time is it? Now is the time of Mercy!” This was the enthusiastic message of Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, during his weekend retreat at St. Pius X Parish on […]

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Improvements to St. Mary of the Assumption parish blessed

Click here for more photos from the event. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades visited St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Avilla, on Feb. 22 to celebrate Mass and bless a new […]

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Mercy and Mary Retreat offers transformative faith opportunity

Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more. These memorable words from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans remain equally true in the present day and life of the Church. […]