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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 […]

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Latin Mass appeals to young and old

“Come and see,” invites Msgr. John Fritz, FSSP, pastor of St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr Parish, South Bend, a personal parish where the traditional Latin Mass is still celebrated. “Come […]

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A mission-critical strategy for summer evangelization

Remember the first time you heard a priest or religious say, “Just because it’s summer vacation, don’t take time off from God”? You probably said to yourself, “Sure, I go […]

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The ministry of Servant of God Mother Mary Teresa Tallon

Servant of God Mother Mary Teresa Tallon once taught and lived in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, before founding a new order, the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate. Today, […]

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Interview with the artist: Fort Wayne artist portrays Mexican saint as ‘relatable’

Stepping into the world of Fort Wayne artist Peter Lupkin has the feel of stepping back in time. Not only does he live and work in a building on Broadway […]

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Painting of saint blessed

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades venerates a relic of St. José Sánchez del Río at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Warsaw, April 8. The bishop conferred the sacrament of confirmation to […]

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Divine Mercy celebration motivated by faithfulness

As Catholics from a wide area gathered at St. Anthony de Padua Church in South Bend on April 8, their special observance of Divine Mercy Sunday evoked memories of trust […]

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St. Joseph, protector and provider for the Holy Family

In celebration of their patronal feast on March 19, members of St. Joseph Parish in South Bend gathered for Mass and a special reflection recounting the legacy of St. Joseph […]