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Diocesan Financial Report: 2019

Dear friends in Christ: Once again, we are publishing an accounting of the financial operations of the diocese for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019. As we have […]

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The lies of unplanned pregnancies

By Caty Burke The words from the book of Jeremiah are familiar; they are printed on planners for new college graduates and scripted across greeting cards sent to friends going […]

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Aging with God’s grace: not just for saints

Faith leads to acceptance Getting older, feeling one’s bones creak and realize that a once-sharp memory is fading can be a difficult transition for anyone — female, male, lay or […]

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Catholic partnership creates healthier communities

FORT WAYNE – With financial support from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend brings lifesaving health care assistance to the Hispanic […]

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Indiana Catholic bishops call for renewed moratorium on federal executions

The federal government’s decision in July to end a 16-year moratorium on executing federal inmates is regrettable, unnecessary and morally unjustified. As we observe Respect Life Month in the Catholic […]

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Becoming a refugee — an exercise

Catholic Charities began its refugee resettlement program after the fall of South Vietnam. The organization estimates that there are 67.75 million refugee “persons of concern” globally. On Sept. 28, Catholic […]

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Couples blessed at wedding anniversary Masses

FORT WAYNE — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated wedding anniversary Masses at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, Sept. 22, and at St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend, Sept. […]

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Mission Day affirms importance of authentic formation

For first-year Saint Joseph High School science teacher Nicole Nemeth, teaching is about more than instructing her students: It’s about formation. This includes holistic formation, both of her students and […]

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Vietnam memorial visits South Bend; Bishop celebrates Mass for healing, peace

The Wall That Heals exhibit is a memorial of the Vietnam War, a divisive conflict in America’s modern history as well as a turning point in global affairs. From Sept […]

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Carmelite sacramental embraced by laity worldwide

Going back to the year 1251, tradition holds that in Aylesford, England, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, a prior of the Carmelite religious order. She gave him the […]

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FOCUS missionary helps college students grow in faith

Maclaine Capshew enjoyed sorority life at Indiana University in Bloomington and made some of her closest friends during her four years there. Capshew, now, 22, lived her Catholic faith but […]