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Teens told ‘Be not afraid’ at parish mission retreat

Mission and more on their minds (This article was updated July 23, 2020, to reflect correct identifications in photo captions.) Twenty-six teens from the youth group at St. Jude Parish […]

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Secretariat for Catholic Education publishes fall return-to-school plan

FORT WAYNE — In a letter dated July 6, the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and the Secretariat for Education announced to parents, administrators, faculty […]

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Growth blesses parish committed to joy, RCIA and modern methods of communication

Father Jacob Meyer, pastor of St. Monica Parish in Mishawaka, has often described himself as a romantic. His great joy in witnessing young couples wedded in holy matrimony before the […]

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Diocese adopts book reflecting reality of racism

FORT WAYNE — As communities across the U.S. search for solutions to the systemic racism brought to light once again in the wake of the death of George Floyd, the […]

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Catholic colleges weathering financial hit from pandemic

Colleges and universities across the country sustained heavy financial losses after they sent students home midway through spring semester to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For most schools, […]

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Faith, servant leadership guided retiring USF president Sister M. Elise Kriss

Margaret Mary McMurtry remembers being “terrified” when she started school at University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. McMurtry had spent her freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer. […]

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Catholic Schools Office addresses school year concerns

Dear Parents, administrators, faculty and Staff, By the end of next week, our schools will have finished the 2019-20 school year, during this unprecedented time in our lives due to […]

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A salute to the vals and sals of the Catholic high schools

The following is an excerpt from the homily given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades in a livestreamed Mass on May 17, the Sixth Sunday of Easter: We’re in the midst […]

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‘Remarkable Woman’ a model of service for younger generations

God, country and community are probably the core values that best sum up Eve Peters’ life. A 28-year veteran and retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, Peters was recently […]

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First Communions lead way for public Masses to resume

“I felt excited, like a little kid myself, to be able to receive Jesus today. In a way, it was a ‘first Communion’ for most of us, after missing the […]

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An extraordinary calling: Mother-daughter team prepare older children to receive first Communion

The theme of Catechetical Sunday for the school year that is coming to a close has focused on “Stay with Us,” or helping the young faithful to stay close to […]

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Teacher’s confirmation lets her lead the way for students

Even in the midst of hardship, God can work to bring abundant goodness. This was the case for Emily Didrick, whose life was in a difficult moment when, she feels, […]