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Montessori style of catechizing Catholic youth

“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:13-15 Many Catholics began their faith education […]

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Motorcycle event supports service, community outreach

Hogs, choppers, supersport motor bikes, or whatever other names they may be called, dozens of these motorcycles filled the parking lot of St. Patrick Church in Arcola on April 30. […]

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Father Jewel Aytona, CPM, ‘refocuses’ members on God at parish mission 

In 1922, St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in New Carlisle had a parish mission focusing on the crucifix. The theme of that mission was “Save Our Souls.” One hundred years later, […]

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“Your prayers are everything to us” – teen battles aggressive cancer

If there ever was a top ten list of the worst things a parent or child could hear, the word “glioblastoma” would be at the apex of it. It is […]

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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 […]