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Pysanky egg-making a mother-daughter tradition

During her childhood, Karen Eckrich remembers dying eggs at Easter time, but not in the way that most American children did. “Growing up, we made Ukrainian eggs around Easter most […]

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From Palm Sunday to Alleluia!

“The Eucharist is the wondrous sacrament that makes manifest that ‘greater love’ which led Jesus to ‘lay down his life for his friends.’ Jesus did indeed love us to the […]

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A Holy Thursday pilgrimage with Jesus 

“I remember looking up and seeing the moon – just to the right of the ever-photographical St. Peter’s – and knowing this night was going to be blessed,” Dave Bergeron said […]

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Chrism Mass: Being anointed in Christ brings joy

The majesty and ceremony of the Catholic Church is manifested in a grand way during Holy Week. The blare of brass instruments and chorus of voices singing God’s praises opened […]

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Second annual St. Joseph pilgrimage set for April 30

The Year of St. Joseph, a religious initiative declared by Pope Francis, lasted from Dec. 8, 2020, until Dec. 8, 2021, to remember “the 150th anniversary of the declaration of […]

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Called and sent: God charges family with divine commission

After living the military lifestyle as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army, Steve Bush and his wife Doree settled their family of five in Fort Wayne close to 30 […]

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Important sacramental records often unnoticed

According to Pope Francis, the sacraments “are Jesus Christ’s presence in us.” The Magisterium, or the teaching authority of the Church, defines what makes each sacrament valid, what words and […]

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Father Tom Shoemaker finds peace in carpentry

Carpentry and woodworking hold a prominent place within Sacred Scripture. Noah assembled his ark out of wood before the flood, while Bezalel was a carpenter who built the acacia structure […]

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Looking back on a life of service

Little is known about the early life of Father George O’Connor prior to the tornado that claimed the lives of his parents and many of his siblings. He went on […]

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Parishes in Need grants awarded

FORT WAYNE — The 2022 Parishes-in-Need grants have been awarded to several parishes within the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. This program is part of the Annual Bishop’s Appeal and […]

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Around the Diocese: April 10, 2022

Seder meal planned FORT WAYNE – St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne will host a Seder meal on April 13 at 6 p.m. The Seder meal is a […]

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Dead-end roads lead police officer to true path

“I was not raised in a particularly religious household,” said Keirsh Cochran, a native of Franklin, Indiana. But as a third-generation law enforcement officer, he was taught to maintain “a strong […]