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Diocesan seminarians instituted as acolytes, lector

Moving ever closer to the day they will commit the whole of their lives in service to Christ and His Church, eight diocesan seminarians were instituted Aug. 3 in the […]

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Vocation ‘a work of the community’

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS A PRIEST Father Dermot Gahan began his ministry to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend even before his ordination to the priesthood: He was first invited to the […]

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‘It is the joy of my life; I love to serve’

TWENTY -FIVE YEARS A PRIEST Father Michael Chukwudi Mbonu remembers very vividly what he calls “the happiest day of his life” day 25 years ago. It was July 15, 1995, […]

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Unwavering response to the Lord’s call

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS A PRIEST The enthusiasm and positive attitude of a young seminarian first drew Father Constantino Rocha to the idea of becoming a priest, and those qualities have permeated […]

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Four decades of ministry across the diocese

FORTY YEARS A PRIEST Father Philip DeVolder celebrated his 40th year as a priest June 14. And today, as he has done throughout his four-decade vocation, he allows the peace […]

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Msgr. Pius Ilechukwu thankful for 40-year vocation

FORTY YEARS A PRIEST The melodious sound of singing in Latin first attracted Msgr. Pius Ilechukwu to the priesthood. Then, in the seminary, he discovered the journey to becoming a […]

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‘Happiness follows obedience’: Msgr. Galic observes golden jubilee

FIFTY YEARS A PRIEST Plans were made, invitations printed, food ordered and other details completed for a golden jubilee of ordination celebration for Msgr. Bernard Galic June 14 at St. […]

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From Kolkata to Charleston by way of Indiana

FIFTY YEARS A PRIEST Perhaps it’s not too surprising that a boy for whom St. Teresa of Kolkata babysat wound up being ordained a priest 50 years ago, at age […]

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Churches try to balance religious freedom, protecting health

By Bronwen Dachs From Zimbabwe, where churches are closed and data costs make attending Mass online prohibitively expensive for most Catholics, to Australia, where churchgoers successfully petitioned authorities to allow […]

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Indiana town’s Geode Grotto offers visitors beauty, peace, place to pray

By Katie Rutter JASPER, Ind. (CNS) — Even as sanctuaries across the country closed their doors to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a sacred space in Jasper remained accessible. […]

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The 2020 Diocesan Directory