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Painting images of Mary begins spiritual journey for artist

A series of paintings of Mary began with a mother’s desperate, exhausted plea in the middle of a sleepless night. “Please help me sleep, and I’ll devote my life to […]

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Diocese blessed by decade of Bishop Rhoades’ pastoral leadership

At a Solemn Mass of Installation Jan. 13, 2010, the Memorial of St. Hilary of Poitiers, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades became the ninth bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend. […]

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Priest appointments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointments: Reverend Michael Osondu Okoro, C.S.Sp., to Priest Chaplain of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus […]

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2019: a time for everything

In the book of Ecclesiastes, it says there is “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”  The year 2019 […]

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CCS Baby Bottle Campaign: ‘change-ing’ the lives of children

Large cardboard boxes the size of moving crates line the back wall of the classroom-like space, stacked five to six columns high. All are filled with empty baby bottles. It […]

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Items used by early bishops on loan to Diocesan Museum

A request by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to the U.S. Province of the Congregation of the Holy Cross has resulted in a loan to Diocesan Museum, Fort Wayne, of several […]

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe brings parishes of different cultures together

Joyous singing and lively Mexican music filled St. Patrick Church beginning at 5 a.m. Dec. 12, as members of the Fort Wayne parish community welcomed the feast day of Our […]

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First women’s college in region observes 175th anniversary

“Ave Crux Spes Unica” is the motto of Saint Mary’s College. In Latin, it means “Hail to the Cross, our only hope.” This phrase remembers the school’s Holy Cross roots […]

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Christmas in the Castle continues Bass family tradition of hospitality, St. Francis’ love of the newborn Savior

Early Fort Wayne industrialist John H. Bass and his wife, Laura, cared about their employees at the Bass Foundry and Machine Works and other businesses. “He took intimate care of […]

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Marriage: accepting each other as God does

“The Eucharist is my favorite part of the Catholic faith. It is like having a taste of heaven every day,” said Don Craighead. His wife, Kay, agreed. “The best part […]

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Immaculate Conception grace: the fruit of prayer

When his vocation as a husband and father intersected with his job as a sacred musician, God’s grace poured forth. Dr. J.J. Wright, DMA, a Catholic, Grammy Award-winning and Billboard chart-topping composer […]

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Prepare a place for the Lord

SOUTH BEND – Christmas card list: Check. Cards ordered: Check. Christmas presents: Check. Christmas dinner planned: Check.  People get so bogged down preparing for the holidays with gifts, food and […]