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Looking back on a life of service

Little is known about the early life of Father George O’Connor prior to the tornado that claimed the lives of his parents and many of his siblings. He went on […]

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Parishes in Need grants awarded

FORT WAYNE — The 2022 Parishes-in-Need grants have been awarded to several parishes within the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. This program is part of the Annual Bishop’s Appeal and […]

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Around the Diocese: April 10, 2022

Seder meal planned FORT WAYNE – St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne will host a Seder meal on April 13 at 6 p.m. The Seder meal is a […]

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Dead-end roads lead police officer to true path

“I was not raised in a particularly religious household,” said Keirsh Cochran, a native of Franklin, Indiana. But as a third-generation law enforcement officer, he was taught to maintain “a strong […]

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Children’s Adoration gives parents and children a time to be with Jesus 

Every first Saturday of the month, families gather at St. Joseph Church in South Bend to spend an hour in Eucharistic Adoration. This time is set aside as “Children’s Adoration” […]

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Praising God the first priority of pastoral visit to Decatur

Even amid the solemn atmosphere of the Lenten season, excitement ran high at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur as Bishop Rhoades […]

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Afghan refugee families find welcome in Fort Wayne

One family group had a relatively easy time getting to the Kabul airport for their evacuation flight out of Afghanistan last August. The other rode to freedom on the last […]

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St. Thomas parishioners ‘walk’ the road to the cross

During Lent, Christians around the world remember the last steps of Christ in a particular way, meditating on His walk and its meaning. One group within the Diocese of Fort […]

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Volunteers pack 28,000 meals for Poland

More than 150 men, women and children gathered in St. Vincent de Paul School in Fort Wayne on March 27. There, in association with Project 216, a Christian organization dedicated […]

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Exorcist emphasizes “fascination with God,” not demonic 

Throughout mankind’s history, there has always been an unholy interest in the darker side of the spiritual realm. There are often two extremes when it comes to this – those […]

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Stations of the Cross a means of sharing Christ’s suffering

The Stations of the Cross, the mini-pilgrimage along the road to Calvary offered at most parishes on Fridays in Lent, reveals to its participants the very heart of Christianity. Not […]

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Students, teachers celebrate St. Joseph for feast day

March 19 is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In honor of their school’s patron, kindergarten through fifth-grade students at St. Joseph School in Garrett […]