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New record set by 30th Annual Bishop’s Appeal

The 2016 Annual Bishop’s Appeal, “Blessed are the Merciful,” was a tremendous success. For the third consecutive year, the appeal set a new diocesan record for total dollars donated. This […]

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The tomb is empty: Alleluia!

A stained glass window at St. Adalbert Church, South Bend, depicts Christ’s rising from the dead. Because of our Savior’s victory over death and sin, our belief in the promises […]

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Mishawaka Eastern Rite church reaches out to fellow Catholics

Every Sunday in Mishawaka, a Mass is celebrated at a church where the congregation’s view of the altar is mostly obscured by a screen of colorful iconography; the readings are […]

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April is Child Abuse Awareness and Protection Month

Ten safety lessons to teach your child Parents, as your children grow and progress through school, they also embark on increasingly greater independence. They spend more time away from home […]

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A Holy Thursday tradition: Pilgrimage to seven churches

Holy Thursday is the feast that marks the end of Lent and the beginning of the Holy Triduum, which also includes Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. At this […]

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Special Holy Week events

Click here for the story on the Seven Churches Pilgrimage Click here for the story on Tenebrae In parishes throughout the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend this week, additional prayer times, […]

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Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum

This coming week, the church throughout the world celebrates Holy Week. During Holy Week, the church celebrates the mysteries of salvation accomplished by Christ in the last days of His […]

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April is National Child Abuse Awareness month

“We pledge most solemnly to one another and to you, God’s people; that we will work to our utmost for the protection of children and youth. We pledge that we […]

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Former Fort Wayne pastor dies

Father Simeon Cleves, OFM, former pastor at St. Theresa Parish in Fort Wayne, died Friday, March 24, at St. Margaret Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio. One of eight children of Edgar and […]

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Palm Sunday prayer will honor faith, example of Christian martyrs

Martyrdom, or dying for one’s faith, happens everyday around the world to Christians. • An average of 10 people are killed every day by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in […]

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Drought in Ethiopia, the stewardship of creation

Each week of Lent, this reflection series will provide ways to incorporate global solidarity and the struggles of our brothers and sisters throughout the world into your Lenten journey. Nation […]

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Notre Dame Trail: Following the footsteps of the past to the future

This year marks 175 years since the founding of the University of Notre Dame. The main event of the anniversary celebration will occur at the start of the semester in […]