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Artist deepens faith by painting portraits for those suffering sudden loss

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – D. Anne Jones knew she wanted to use her gift of painting portraits to help others in some way. “I was talking to a friend who worked […]

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South Bend baby box ‘sends a message’

The mission of Safe Haven Baby Boxes is to aid mothers in crisis, and the baby boxes that they have helped install in locations across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and even […]

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Marches planned in support of life

It has been 49 years since the fateful 1972 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. In the years following that decision, many organizations have held annual […]

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Twenty deacon candidates installed as acolytes

The smell of incense wafted through the air at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne on Sunday, Jan. 16 as 20 men took their final liturgical step […]

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Extending welcome key to boosting African American vocations

They are called vocation stories: people’s accounts of how they felt God calling them to use their faith and gifts in service to the Church, their family or to others. […]

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Giving women and men the power to choose life

“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception.”  So begin paragraphs 2270-2275 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the compendium of doctrine with which […]

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A year of essential questions

Abortion laws. Vaccines. The centrality of the Eucharist. These and other storms of debate polarized Americans in 2021, but Catholics of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend found themselves with […]

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Seminarians handily defeat priests at Cupertino Classic

The seminarian team defeated the priests by over 20 points in the annual Cupertino Classic basketball game at the University of Saint Francis Hutzell Center Monday evening, Dec. 27. The […]

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Catholic special education ‘reimagined’

Educating a child is never the work of a single person; parents, teachers, administrators and so many others play a part in the lifelong learning process. Educating special needs children […]

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Year in Review — Meet Our Sunday Visitor’s 2021 Catholics of the Year

A year ago, as we flipped the calendar from 2020 to 2021, we thought that the worst was behind us. With new vaccinations, we thought we would beat back the […]

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Catholic Charities’ impact during Covid

Families around the world have experienced unexpected and rapid changes during the past two years. During that time, in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Catholic Charities has managed to […]

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Advent: the O Antiphons

Many Catholics find familiarity in singing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” to herald the new liturgical year, Advent. This is one of the seven “O Antiphons,” which are traditionally sung […]