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Speaker explains importance of miracles

A secular television program on miracles inspired Catholic speaker Tim Francis to learn more about his faith. After drifting away from the Church for a time, the discovery of an old […]

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The gift that keeps on coming

Subscription gifts are all the rage lately and what child doesn’t get excited over their own personal piece of mail? There are many Catholic companies that have delved into the […]

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You are the Church, youths hear at NCYC

A delegation of high schoolers from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend joined an estimated 11,000 attendees at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis from Thursday, Nov. 18, to Saturday, […]

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Father Tolton group evolves to more directly support cause for sainthood

St. Augustine Parish in South Bend has had a Tolton Society since the 1970s to honor the memory of Father Augustus Tolton. Widely recognized as America’s first African American priest, […]

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Parish cemetery in Bluffton blessed

On the feast of All Souls’ Day, a long-awaited hope was realized for the Catholic community in Wells County as Father David Violi, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, officially blessed […]

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Parish showcases fathers to conclude Year of St. Joseph

The Christian Faith Commission at St. Joseph Parish, South Bend, has found creative ways to help parishioners live out the Year of St. Joseph, culminating in a fatherhood series posted […]

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Around the Diocese: November 14, 2021

Nocturnal Adoration Society inaugurated St. Casimir Parish, South Bend, inducted several members into the second Nocturnal Adoration Society in the diocese Oct. 30 at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin […]

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‘I couldn’t do a thing without our Lord’: centenarian Sister Valeria Foltz, OLVM

Sister Valeria Foltz, OLVM, has prayed her way through the public ministry of eight popes, six bishops of her order’s home diocese and the lives of most of her biological […]

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Father David Link missed by Notre Dame, prison communities

St. Thérèse of Lisieux is quoted as saying: “It is good to serve God in darkness and trial! We have only this life to live by faith.”  Her words could […]

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Around the Diocese: November 7, 2021

Carrying the cross of infertility FORT WAYNE — The annual Evening of Hope and Healing for those struggling with infertility is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. at St. […]

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National Vocations Week — ‘There is great joy in accomplishing His will’

By Jennifer Barton and Jill A. Boughton At the heart of any vocation is joy. The call to religious life brings joy and spreads joy to others. For Vocations Awareness […]

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Oriented toward love: All-Schools Mass brings out the saints

The saints flocked to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Nov. 1, as Catholic schools from around the Fort Wayne area gathered for the annual All-Schools Mass. Around 1,300 fourth […]