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First women’s college in region observes 175th anniversary

“Ave Crux Spes Unica” is the motto of Saint Mary’s College. In Latin, it means “Hail to the Cross, our only hope.” This phrase remembers the school’s Holy Cross roots […]

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Christmas in the Castle continues Bass family tradition of hospitality, St. Francis’ love of the newborn Savior

Early Fort Wayne industrialist John H. Bass and his wife, Laura, cared about their employees at the Bass Foundry and Machine Works and other businesses. “He took intimate care of […]

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Marriage: accepting each other as God does

“The Eucharist is my favorite part of the Catholic faith. It is like having a taste of heaven every day,” said Don Craighead. His wife, Kay, agreed. “The best part […]

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Immaculate Conception grace: the fruit of prayer

When his vocation as a husband and father intersected with his job as a sacred musician, God’s grace poured forth. Dr. J.J. Wright, DMA, a Catholic, Grammy Award-winning and Billboard chart-topping composer […]

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Prepare a place for the Lord

SOUTH BEND – Christmas card list: Check. Cards ordered: Check. Christmas presents: Check. Christmas dinner planned: Check.  People get so bogged down preparing for the holidays with gifts, food and […]

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Violins sound notes of hope at interfaith prayer service

The prayer, music and song commemorated a time of great sadness and unimaginable evil. Yet, people walked out inspired by hope. More than 1,000 members of Fort Wayne’s Catholic and […]

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First Sunday of Advent

Christ comes today and every day As the season of Advent begins, the focus is on Christ’s first coming as a baby in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago. During Advent, […]

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Patroness of the Americas: Our Lady of Guadalupe events

Novenas, the traditional Mañanitas song, liturgies and other events honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe begin next week in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Everyone is warmly invited to join […]

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Advent gift guide

The gift of experiences As the celebration of Jesus’ birth draws near, Mary comes to the forefront as well. From Nov. 30-March 8, loved ones can view images of Mary […]

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Grateful for the gift of faith

Practices of gratitude make every day Thanksgiving It’s that time of the year, when Americans post gratitude lists to social media and share what they’re thankful for with the family […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Indiana prepares to comply with executive order on refugees

Updated 12/4/2019; several points clarified. Catholic Charities of Northeast Indiana updated community representatives and partners, such as social services agencies, school districts and law enforcement, regarding federal government changes affecting […]

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Holocaust violins to sing of hope

FORT WAYNE — Violins of Hope is a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. The instruments have survived concentration camps, pogroms and many long journeys […]