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Faith in the storm: navigating loss

In life, there is a habit of storms occurring in the paths of ordinary people.  There is little argument that the last year brought fierce storms to many. The measure […]

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Statue, plaza dedicated to St. Katharina Kasper  — ‘woman of the beatitudes’

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades presided over the dedication and blessing of a bronze statue of St. Katharina Kasper, foundress of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ congregation, on the grounds […]

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Armor of God retreats inspire men to be mission-focused spiritual warriors

Although the current pandemic has brought many spiritual and social challenges, God’s grace remains deeply present and accessible for those searching after Him. In the face of countless events that […]

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Building relationships focus of young adult in-person retreat

Quickly, all 60 spots were filled and a waiting list formed when the announcement was made that the spring diocesan young adult retreat would take place in person this year. […]

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A Christian family Seder meal: Bring theology to the table

FORT WAYNE — For a number of years now, the Deacon Frederick and Lisa Everett family has enjoyed the tradition of celebrating a Christian Seder meal on Holy Thursday. A […]

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‘Remarkably successful’: $6.6 million pledged to Annual Bishop’s Appeal

The Annual Bishop’s Appeal, with $6,598,000 pledged thus far in the 2020-21 period, looks to be the largest total, noncapital campaign collection of the appeal to date. Parishes of the […]

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A journey through Lent

The end of the Lenten season is a time to reflect on the spiritual growth experienced throughout the past 40 days. It is a time to further develop those Lenten […]

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Sensory-friendly Masses welcoming for Catholics of all abilities

Imagine not being able to attend Mass as a family, worshipping God together, because the lights, sounds, crowds or any other stimuli could trigger a massive behavioral outburst in a […]

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Local podcast uses humor, friendship to explore Catholicism

What comes from a priest and a deacon who love Catholicism, and love to talk almost as much as they love God? A podcast, of course.  Somewhere between the often-humorous […]

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Nothing short of miraculous: A COVID recovery story

When Jason Shanks entered his Fort Wayne home in mid-February, it was the first time he’d been there since an ambulance had taken him away three months earlier. In early […]

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Light of Christ shines in Catholic schools administration

The annual Mother Theodore Guerin Award, given to two administrators during the You Can Lend a Hand Luncheon each year, honors a principal on each side of the Diocese of […]

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Walking with Moms in Need — Initiative asks parishioners to be Christ’s presence for pregnant women and mothers

For Jackie Oberhausen, the idea behind the U.S. Catholic bishops’ new Walking with Moms in Need initiative is clear. “We all are our brother’s keeper,” said Oberhausen, the Walking with […]