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Notre Dame’s ‘organ for the ages’ in full voice

It took four years to craft and almost four months to install and tune, so expectations were high. Still, the brand-new Murdy Family Organ in Notre Dame’s Sacred Heart Basilica is surprising […]

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Catechumens, candidates draw closer to full communion

Click here for more photos from the event. Catechumens and candidates in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend declared their desire to be joined to Christ and His Church during […]

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Father Ron Rieder, Sts. Peter and Paul, retires

Father Ron Rieder of Sts. Peter and Paul Church has retired from parish life after 33 years at the Huntington church. A Capuchin Franciscan, Father Rieder was the longtime pastor […]

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On March 14, The Light is ON for you

Going to confession intimidates most, if not all, of us at some point or another. There’s something truly painful about confronting ourselves and our sins honestly, and the sacrament of […]

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Ground broken for Divine Mercy Funeral Home

‘The focus on Divine Mercy will bring consolation’ Click here for more photos from the event. The first Catholic funeral home in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend took a […]

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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 […]