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The experience of a pilgrimage

It was a pilgrimage to Rome that eventually led Will Peterson to incorporate Modern Catholic Pilgrim, a company that helps Catholics plan and participate in pilgrimages all over the world. […]

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Walking the Way of St. Joseph 

Article updated May 10 to correct an editing error. Over 400 pilgrims came to join in part or all of the Way of St. Joseph, a 5-mile walk from St. […]

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Need for kidney transplant strengthens priest’s faith

The power of prayer — even prayer for oneself — has been strengthened anew in Father Robert Van Kempen in recent months after the news came that the beloved priest […]

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Beauty a priority in church renovation

“I think people appreciate that the church is being well taken care of and that beauty is being put as a priority.”  — Caroline Cole   The difference a simple […]

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Young cantors inspire Walkerton parish 

When older vocalists needed to step away from the choir loft during the COVID-19 pandemic, four youths at St. Patrick Parish in Walkerton stepped up to sing at parish Masses. […]

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St. Joseph parishes linked for feast day pilgrimage

Pilgrimage has long been a part of Catholic tradition. It has roots in Jewish history, where the Israelites were expected to make yearly pilgrimages to Jerusalem for festivals, particularly Passover. […]

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Efforts around diocese focus on care for creation

Climate crisis subject of May conference at St. Therese, Little Flower Parish Members of the Social Justice Commission at St. Therese, Little Flower Parish in South Bend see climate change […]

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Saint Joseph High School

Valedictorian Jonathan Liu Jonathan Liu has earned recognition as the 2021 valedictorian at Saint Joseph High School, South Bend. Liu achieved a 4.514 GPA and plans to attend Columbia University […]

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Bishop Luers High School

Valedictorian Samuel Hall Samuel Hall, valedictorian of this year’s graduating class at Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne, tried to immerse himself in academic and extracurricular activities as much as […]

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Bishop Dwenger High School

Valedictorian Grayson Gabet Faith is an integral focus of education at Bishop Dwenger High School, said 2021 class valedictorian Grayson Gabet. Helping others in this capacity was a positive push […]

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Marian High School

Valedictorian Kathleen Hicks Kathleen Hicks has earned the honor of being the Marian High School valedictorian, placing first in her class with a GPA of 4.680. She will attend the […]

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Deacon Tardy receives Black role models award

Last year, after considering the possibilities of virtual-meeting technology, a long-established, Chicago-based Catholic group of Black women decided to geographically expand the reach of their annual salute to role models […]