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Mother’s Day — Womanhood, motherhood and God’s plan

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross once stated, “the world does not need what women have, it needs what women are.”  The cultural worldview of “what women are” may have […]

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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 

Over 400 pilgrims came to join in part or all of the Way of St. Joseph, a 5-mile walk from St. Joseph Church in Mishawaka to St. Joseph Church in […]

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Holy Cross priests ordained

Four members of the Congregation of Holy Cross were ordained to the priesthood April 10. The sacrament of holy orders was conferred by the Most Reverend Arthur J. Colgan, CSC, […]

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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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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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Reaffirming the holiness of infertility — Retreat aims to support, uplift and affirm couples

Phil and Stacey Huneck were high school sweethearts in Fort Wayne. They married in 2015 and are heavily involved in youth and young adult ministry at St. Charles Borromeo Parish. […]

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

“Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest.”  Jesus’ instruction, found in Matthew 9:38 and Luke 10:2, is the motivation for World Day of Prayer for […]

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Faith in the storm: navigating loss

In life, there is a habit of storms occurring in the paths of ordinary people.  There is little argument that the last year brought fierce storms to many. The measure […]

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Statue, plaza dedicated to St. Katharina Kasper  — ‘woman of the beatitudes’

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades presided over the dedication and blessing of a bronze statue of St. Katharina Kasper, foundress of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ congregation, on the grounds […]

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Armor of God retreats inspire men to be mission-focused spiritual warriors

Although the current pandemic has brought many spiritual and social challenges, God’s grace remains deeply present and accessible for those searching after Him. In the face of countless events that […]