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Mass and film increase awareness of Christian persecution

On Thursday, Feb. 20, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated a Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame, to pray for persecuted Christians. The Mass preceded […]

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Candidates committed to Hispanic Diaconate Formation

Once a month on a Friday evening, after finishing their jobs and saying goodbye to their children, a group of about a dozen men — many with their wives along […]

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Gift ideas for first communicants

It’s a milestone like no other in a young child’s life, and it means that a young person is growing up in the sanctity of the church. To celebrate the […]

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St. Adalbert: An immigrant church, then and now

Given the beauty of the architecture at St. Adalbert Church, South Bend, it’s understandable why it has been nicknamed “the cathedral of the west side.” The fact that such a […]

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Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

Candidates and their sponsors stand as the candidates’ names are read aloud at St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend, during the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. The South […]

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Notre Dame choirs elevate cathedral Mass

Worshippers at the 5 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, Feb.25 were treated to angelic notes from the choir loft prior to and during the […]

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Greater horizons: Tending to each other and our common home

The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a […]

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Text messages from priests offered daily through Lent

The Knights of Columbus will once again be sponsoring the Lenten Pastoral Text Messaging program.  The inspirational texts from diocesan priests will be sent out Monday through Friday during the […]

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Lent 2017: Return to God with all your heart

More stories for Lent: Steuben County parishes begin Lenten journey Knights offer text messages from local priests Fasting and Abstinence during Lent Lenten lecture series offered at Notre Dame _______________________________________ […]

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Fort Wayne-area young adult ministry welcomes Jen Kopecky

“I view my role at the diocese as an opportunity to better serve our communities by connecting people, providing resources and establishing touch points to our Catholic faith for those […]

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Our Lady of the Road Drop-In Center oratory blessed

Ten years ago the South Bend Catholic Worker ministry began to care for guests, often homeless, at Our Lady of the Road Drop-In Center, located off of Main Street just […]

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‘The most important thing is … that we pray.’

Suggestions for integrating prayer into daily activities Big things are happening at St. Louis Besancon, a small church nestled in New Haven’s farm country. An adult education series titled “Spark […]