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Christ our light: hope for a fearful world

Perhaps no liturgical season focuses more on hope than the season of Advent. But during the year 2020 — an unprecedented 12 months in the lives of the modern generations […]

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Catholic Charities brings assistance, cheer to those struggling during pandemic

FORT WAYNE — “I’m not working right now because of COVID,” said Jesse. “And I really want Isaiah’s first Christmas to be special. This really helps a lot!” Jesse is […]

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Local March for Life events: in-person, in-vehicle, in prayer

This article was updated Dec. 16, 2020, to reflect changing details about the events. Forty-eight years after Roe v. Wade, pro-life supporters will continue the tradition of marches for life, […]

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Christmas tradition lives on for Eastern European descendants

Bread has great significance in a Catholic household. Jesus called himself the “Bread of Life.” He was born in a town named after the dietary staple. (Bethlehem meaning “house of […]

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Hobby crafters feel pinch of canceled Christmas bazaar season

Local artists and crafters work for months to prepare their unique items for sale, and the parish Christmas bazaar season usually offers them one of the best opportunities of the […]

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#IGiveCatholic – Help Catholic organizations by donating in December

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that began in 2012 as a means of encouraging generosity to charitable organizations. It takes place on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday […]

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From disappointment to discernment: hope for the journey

“This diocese has such wonderful resources!” declared Anna McKeever. After she took advantage of two of them, a series on intentional discipleship and a program on discerning her charisms, McKeever […]

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Christmas shopping with Catholic social teaching in mind

Being Catholic isn’t limited to liturgies and attending Mass for an hour on Sunday. Being Catholic fully permeates every aspect of one’s life, from the books read — or not […]

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Legacy of Miss Virginia continues under new leadership

Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry in Fort Wayne has experienced a year of change, including new leadership and adaptation to the coronavirus pandemic. Greg Witte stepped in as director in January […]

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Faith of Native Americans laid foundation for diocese

Their presence drew the first Europeans to what is now northern Indiana. They played roles in the founding and growth of parishes and institutions such as what became the University […]

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Catholic Charities launches Share the Warmth of Christmas Appeal to aid those affected by COVID-19 and others in need

FORT WAYNE — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne — South Bend announced Oct. 27 its Share the Warmth of Christmas Appeal to aid those affected by COVID-19 and others […]

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Memorial of St. Katharina Kasper added to diocesan calendar 

The canonization of Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ foundress Maria Katharina Kasper in 2018 was an occasion of great joy in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, especially at the congregation’s motherhouse in Donaldson. There is rejoicing again this […]