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St. Louis Academy celebrates completion of construction project

Click here for more photos by Joe Romie. Parishioners of St. Louis, Besancon, New Haven, packed their church for a Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades Sunday, Oct. 14, […]

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Father Matthew Coonan, Ironman priest

Ironman Triathlons are grueling races. They begin with a 2.4-mile swim, followed without break by a 112-mile bike ride. As if that was not enough, as soon as the competitors […]

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Father Polycarp Fernando observes 40th jubilee

Some priests are gifted with a missionary spirit and serve people on the fringes of society: the addicted, the forgotten, the elderly and the sick. Father Polycarp Fernando is one […]

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St. Vincent de Paul celebrates 150 years as an ‘immigrant church’

Click here for more photos from the event. St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Elkhart celebrated its sesquicentennial of serving the faithful in Elkhart on Sunday, Sept. 30, with a […]

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Sisters’ presence in Huntington parish ends after 150 years

For a century and a half, the School Sisters of Notre Dame have served SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Huntington. On Sunday, Sept. 16, the parish celebrated that legacy […]

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Parish program models call to be missionary disciples

The Lord often plants desires in the hearts of those He calls that do not bloom immediately but come to fruition at the time and place ordained in His perfect […]

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Grant to help parish connect with millennials

St. Monica Parish, Mishawaka, is already a vibrant community for members of all ages. But, spurred by a grant from Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology, the parish is taking […]

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Growing with St. Paul of the Cross missions

St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Columbia City starts its members on mission trips relatively young, as evidenced by Stephanie Hamilton, the parish youth minister. “I’ve been a member […]

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St. Bernard Parish mourns loss of Father Sextus Don

Father Sextus Don, 66, passed away suddenly July 28 in Fort Wayne. He will be missed by St. Bernard Church parishioners and others and is being remembered for his love […]

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Welcoming the faith half a world away

When Kenya native Mercylynn Mbuguah and her family came to America 12 years ago, they experienced something of a culture shock. “Our family won the green card lottery to come […]

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Three sisters, three daughters, three baptisms

Most people can identify an estrangement or tension in their families. It’s a rarity to discover a family that epitomizes thriving, healthy and holy relationships with each other. For Rebecca […]

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Father Thu Pham: A young man’s journey from darkness into spiritual fatherhood

“Boat people” is, with no regrets, a term rarely heard these days. But when it was current, it referred to individuals so desperate for freedom that they openly embraced personal […]