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Father Hire passes away at Lake Wawasee

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is mourning the loss of Father Richard Hire, 72, who died Thursday, May 4, at his residence on Lake Wawasee, Syracuse. In his 47 […]

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Four Dwenger classmates await same ordination dates

Four of the five seminarians who, with the blessing of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, will become deacons on May 20, have an unusual connection: Thomas Zehr, David Huneck, Nathan Maskal […]

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Five prepare for ordination to the diaconate

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will celebrate the Mass of ordination at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 Maskal brings willing spirit, positive attitude […]

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A Mother’s Hope to provide refuge for homeless, pregnant women

  A  new nonprofit organization and ministry will help homeless and expectant mothers when they need it the most. A Mother’s Hope was founded by Stasia Roth, executive director, and […]

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The many ways Catholic Charities serves mothers, families

Editor’s note: In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked Catholic Charities about the many ways the church’s social-service arm is serving mothers in our diocese.  As Bishop Kevin Rhoades reminds […]

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Jerome Lejeune Foundation receives Evangelium Vitae Medal

Special guests at the April 29 presentation of the Evangelium Vitae Medal to the Jerome Lejeune Foundation included a former ambassador, major donors, a priest celebrating the 17th anniversary of his ordination and the founder […]

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Simple truths, relevance take center stage at New Evangelization Summit

Building on St. John Paul II’s call for a “new evangelization” of the world, the third annual New Evangelization Summit hopes to inspire and train Catholics in two countries to […]

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Centenarian’s hobby benefits Coats for Kids program

For almost a century, Jo Russo has been fascinated by needlework. As a youngster in Bristol, R.I., she remembers being mesmerized by two neighbor ladies who knitted and crocheted on […]

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Catholic filmmaker engages children through the arts

There was one brief, shining moment in 1976 that left its seal on Fort Wayne resident Michael Floyd’s heart. He was in Philadelphia for a Eucharistic Congress, where he encountered […]

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Led by the Spirit for Mission

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the last few years, we have considered two aspects of […]

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Around the Diocese: May 7, 2017

Together for the Long Run track meet planned SOUTH BEND — Saint Joseph High School, in partnership with the South Bend Community School Corporation and “Together for the Long Run,” […]

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A big win for the little guy

Art Cullen has his gripes about Catholicism, but he cannot deny its influence on the work that last month won him a Pulitzer Prize. The story went viral: Small-town newspaper […]