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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. […]

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Put marriage back on a lampstand, retreat presenters encourage

In celebration of National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, and Worldwide Marriage Sunday, celebrated Feb. 10, the diocesan office of Marriage and Family Ministry and the Black Catholic Advisory Board collaborated […]

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Heart of St. John Vianney visits Notre Dame

Once again, as during his own lifetime, crowds of the faithful stood in lines waiting to pray with their beloved Cure of Ars. At the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, […]

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Plan for St. Andrew Church preservation achieved

St. Andrew Church, a historical fixture on Fort Wayne’s east side for over 100 years, has not functioned as a parish church since 2003 and currently stands in need of […]

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Pete Duran: Here I am, Lord

He’s a Levelland, Texas, native but was living in San Antonio, Texas, working as a carpenter in 1967, when Pete Duran’s brother-in-law from Fort Wayne came for a visit. Duran […]

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Sunday evening Masses a popular option in diocese

By Sarah Dustman and Christopher Lushis Attendance at Sunday Mass each week is of utmost importance for every Catholic Christian, serving as both a required precept of the Church as […]