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Young cancer patient rallies faith of parishes, community

The shield and cross tattoo on Joe Schmaltz’s right forearm bears words that could be the Schmaltz family motto – “By the grace of God.” Only by God’s grace could […]

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Financial support of seminarians a priority for Knights

Humility, Mother Teresa said, is “the mother of all virtues.” While the Knights of Columbus councils in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend have much to boast of in their […]

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Fellowship, food and praise at Most Precious Blood

Through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parishes canceled annual events, such as fish fries during Lent and rummage sales and bake sales over the summer. As activities cautiously […]

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St. Joseph School aims to grow from the ground up

At a time when Catholic schools in the U.S. are suffering the consequences of low enrollment, St. Joseph School in Garrett is a reassuring tale. An outreach program of the […]

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Avilla school is home for former teacher and principal

This post has been edited to reflect correct last name of Patti Benedict. Sister Theresa Renninger has a response to the myriad and often dramatic complaints of childhood. Three generations […]

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St. Jude hosts ‘What Jesus Teaches us about Racism’

When St. Jude, Fort Wayne, parishioner Liz Sanders read about Deacon Mel and Annie Tardy and their roles on the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend’s Black Catholic Advisory Board in […]

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‘Breathe with both lungs’: the beauty of worshipping in Eastern and Western Catholic traditions

Most people are familiar with the Western Catholic Church, specifically Roman Catholic. But within the universal Catholic Church, which includes Eastern and Western churches, there are a variety of rites […]

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Catholic schools welcome two new principals

Annie Borjas, Holy Cross School Taking on the duties of principal for the first time at Holy Cross School, South Bend, Annie Borjas has unique qualifications to lead the Crusaders […]

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Virtue-building through mentorship flourishes at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

In Genesis, God created male and female. He gave them different interests and struggles. That’s why Dan and Linda Landrigan wanted to bring a program specifically geared toward each gender […]

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Faithful spirits

A sense of peace and otherworldliness encompasses a grassy, tree-filled, square lot in the heart of Mishawaka. Cars and trains roll by on three sides without realizing the significance of […]

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Holy Spirit moves at healing services

Father Andrew Curry, parish administrator of Most Precious Blood in Fort Wayne, had long been open to the charismatic renewal within the Church that gave birth to healing services. During […]

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Youths renewed on Blessed Solanus Casey canoe trip

Bridging the social distance A light spatter of warm rain only seemed to add to the joyful normalcy of a youth group canoe trip through the Salamonie Reservoir in Andrews […]