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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 […]

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Public liturgies to resume with restrictions for safety

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Friday, Governor Holcomb issued his “Back on Track” Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana. This roadmap is designed to safely open Indiana’s economy, […]

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God bless our holy mothers

  ‘She truly desired the faith’ My mother converted to Catholicism before she married my dad. The significance of her conversion did not sink in until I got older and […]

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Mary gardens bring peace, comfort and inspire

Update 5/8/2020 to reflect correct spelling of Tutwiler.   Flowers are one of the most popular Mother’s Day gifts. And the month of May is the perfect time to honor […]

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Giving God the control — Evaluating priorities as wedding plans change amid pandemic

Wedding dress chosen, venue booked, invitations sent out. All the tiny details were neatly arranged, until COVID-19 unraveled the carefully made plans. Brides and grooms in the Diocese of Fort […]

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Alleluia, He is risen!

Catholics across the diocese celebrated Holy Week in a new way. Here are some glimpses at livestreams and other Masses depicted in photos. Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday Click here […]

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Works of mercy lived by many during pandemic

All human lives have dignity, according to Catholic teaching, even in the midst of a crisis situation, and they are deserving of respect. Catholic service organizations practice both corporal and […]

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Stations of the Cross available for viewing anytime

Click here for more photos by John Martin During a livestreamed event Friday, April 3, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades prays the Stations of the Cross at the Cathedral of the […]

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Good Friday opportunities for prayer nationally and locally

USCCB president asks for national moment of prayer on Good Friday WASHINGTON — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited […]

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Easter lilies bloom in Catholic history, tradition

After the somber 40 days of Lent with little or no ornamentation in churches, the profusion of flowers that burst forth at Easter Masses can lift the spirits of worshippers […]

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St. Vincent de Paul volunteers rush to create food boxes

Tents in parking lots sometimes signal sidewalk sales, but in the parking lot of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County, a blue tent has become a […]