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Catechetical responsibilities increase for parents because of pandemic

Updated April 20, 2020, to correct Sophia’s maiden name. For many families, the concept of a domestic church has taken on new relevance these past few weeks as they adjust […]

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Alleluia, He is risen!

Catholics across the diocese celebrated Holy Week in a new way. Here are some glimpses at livestreams and other Masses depicted in photos. Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday Click here […]

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Focused on family — St. Vincent de Paul Parish reimagines religious education

Families often struggle with finding time to practice their faith together. So last fall, St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne implemented a new approach for its religious education […]

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Stations of the Cross available for viewing anytime

Click here for more photos by John Martin During a livestreamed event Friday, April 3, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades prays the Stations of the Cross at the Cathedral of the […]

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Good Friday opportunities for prayer nationally and locally

USCCB president asks for national moment of prayer on Good Friday WASHINGTON — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited […]

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Elkhart students blanket city with JOY

Jesus-Others-Yourself, a project nicknamed JOY, kicked off the beginning of the school year for St. Thomas the Apostle School students in Elkhart. Bringing joy to others has been the theme […]

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‘I should have done this three years ago’

Sometimes God uses dramatic means to change people’s hearts. Other times, He moves in the small stirrings of the soul or in little nudges from His faithful on earth. Laura […]

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Faithful act to ‘stand up straight and strive to be saints’

Stories of hope and help, service and support — examples of living as Christ to others in new and meaningful ways — are already marking the spiritual life of the […]

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Bishop announces diocesewide Stations of the Cross

FORT WAYNE — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has announced that on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will livestream the Stations of the Cross […]

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Mass viewing opportunities abound

Although public Masses in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend are currently suspended, opportunities for worship and spiritual communion via TV and the internet abound. Following is a list of […]

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Parish celebrates African Americans on the path to sainthood

Six African Americans are currently candidates for sainthood, something Deacon Mel Tardy, chairman of the diocesan Black Catholic Advisory Board, is eager to see. “They would be the first African […]

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Walkerton parish honors Irish roots at Mass of dedication of altar

Parishioners embraced their Irish history at St. Patrick Parish in Walkerton on March 14 with a Mass of dedication of an altar to mark the church’s 150th anniversary. Bishop Kevin […]