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Proving God’s existence

One of man’s deepest and most enduring questions is this: Can the existence of an unseen and mystical God be proven? Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades and Dr. Lewis Pearson, philosophy […]

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Priest, Deacon assignments and Priest appointments

Priest assignment The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 23, 2020: Reverend Stephen Felicichia, to Parochial Vicar, […]

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Reclaiming Catholic fatherhood

In the 1950s, fathers in American culture were seen as wise heads of the household to whom children could turn in times of need, portrayed in such television shows as […]

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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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Priest, deacons ordained to mission of service

As seven candidates and Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades processed into St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fort Wayne, toward their ordination Saturday, June 6, their face masks weren’t the only reminder that this particular Mass of Ordination would stand out as different […]

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A Mother’s Hope receives episcopal blessing

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades blessed A Mother’s Hope in Fort Wayne, a home for pregnant women facing homelessness, June 2. The home also provides resources and classes to assist new […]

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Ordinations set for June 6 at St. Vincent de Paul, Fort Wayne

With praise and thanksgiving, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will ordain Deacon Stephen Felicichia to the priesthood and Michael Ammer, Paolo Degasperi, Benjamin Landrigan, Keeton Lockwood, Augustine Onuoha and Logan Parrish […]

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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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Pentecost Collection supports seminarians

Dear Friends in Christ, Greetings to you during this blessed Easter season! I hope and pray that, in the midst of this dangerous coronavirus pandemic, the grace and peace of […]

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Faith under quarantine — How the diocese bore the cross of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus. For two months, it has held back the world. Even to those who were passed over by the deadliest effects of the pandemic, the suspension of public […]

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Bishops say Our Lady of America apparitions were not supernatural

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, and five other bishops have concluded that alleged apparitions of Our Lady of America — said to have […]