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Bishop Rhoades ordains three new Holy Cross priests

With abundant joy and thanksgiving, the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross announced the ordination of three men to the priesthood. On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the […]

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A father receives call to the Father’s love

When Steve and Doree Bush, parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fort Wayne, followed their daughter Jessica into the Catholic Church several years ago, that made three members of […]

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From Palm Sunday to Alleluia!

‚ÄúThe Eucharist is the wondrous sacrament that makes manifest that ‚Äėgreater love‚Äô which led Jesus to ‚Äėlay down his life for his friends.‚Äô Jesus did indeed love us to the […]

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Chrism Mass: Being anointed in Christ brings joy

The majesty and ceremony of the Catholic Church is manifested in a grand way during Holy Week. The blare of brass instruments and chorus of voices singing God‚Äôs praises opened […]

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Second annual St. Joseph pilgrimage set for April 30

The Year of St. Joseph, a religious initiative declared by Pope Francis, lasted from Dec. 8, 2020, until Dec. 8, 2021, to remember ‚Äúthe 150th anniversary of the declaration of […]

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Father Tom Shoemaker finds peace in carpentry

Carpentry and woodworking hold a prominent place within Sacred Scripture. Noah assembled his ark out of wood before the flood, while Bezalel was a carpenter who built the acacia structure […]

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Children’s Adoration gives parents and children a time to be with Jesus 

Every first Saturday of the month, families gather at St. Joseph Church in South Bend to spend an hour in Eucharistic Adoration. This time is set aside as ‚ÄúChildren‚Äôs Adoration‚ÄĚ […]

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Annual devotion provides opportunity for local exploration

While there are dozens of parishes in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, many Catholics only frequent their home parish to celebrate Mass and partake in the sacraments. A centuries-old […]

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Bearing the cross of infertility ‚Äst Springs in the Desert retreat walks with couples, individuals

Living with infertility is an ordeal nearly unfathomable to those who do not share it. Today‚Äôs culture praises those who limit their family size or have no children at all, […]

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Afghan refugee families find welcome in Fort Wayne

One family group had a relatively easy time getting to the Kabul airport for their evacuation flight out of Afghanistan last August. The other rode to freedom on the last […]

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‚ÄėAutistic Priest‚Äô helps people with disabilities grow in faith

Three years ago, on World Autism Awareness Day ‚Äď April 2 ‚Äď a priest announced to the world the news of his unexpected new diagnosis. Like many people with autism, […]

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Bishop Joins Pope in Consecration of Russia, Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades joined Pope Francis in the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Pius X Parish in Granger on Friday, March […]