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Bishop Rhoades confers sacrament of confirmation to children in Nigeria

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades is traveling with Father Francis Chukwuma to the Dioceses of Awka and Nnewi in Nigeria for their priesthood ordinations. On Sunday, July 10, he had the […]

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Servant of God, Brother Columba (John) O’Neill, CSC (1848-1923)

On 5 November 1848, John O’Neill was born in  Mackeysburg, Pennsylvania, to parents Michael and Ellen (McGuire) with a congenital foot abnormality. The child was baptized sub conditione just two […]

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From Kenya to South Bend: Holy Cross priest finds home in diocese

At a young age, Father David Kashangaki, CSC, began to feel the call of the Holy Spirit leading him toward a priestly vocation. That call that would take him across […]

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Twenty-five year priesthood committed to building Church

Through his 25 years of priesthood, Father J. Steele, CSC, has seen his life and ministry shaped by the people he has served. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Father Steele completed […]

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Full circle: Father Thomas Zurcher, CSC

After 50 years of serving God’s people as a Holy Cross priest, Father Tom Zurcher, CSC, is right back where he started, at Holy Cross Parish in South Bend. That […]

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Father Thomas Jones, CSC: A life of service to the diocese

In his 50 years as a priest, Father Thomas Jones, CSC, has only been assigned to a position outside the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for one year, except for […]

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Around the Diocese: May 22, 2022

Central Catholic remembrance planned FORT WAYNE – The Central Catholic Alumni Association invites all former students, staff and faculty to the Central Catholic Memorial Plaza on E. Lewis Street in […]

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From Greek fraternity to priestly fraternity

There is a saying that every saint has a past, and deacon candidate Jacob Schneider’s past includes his years in a fraternity at the University of Toledo. “I enjoyed all […]

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David Langford received call at young age

David Langford knew from a very young age that God was calling him to the priesthood. Now with his upcoming ordination to the diaconate, he’s getting closer to fulfilling that […]

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Mary influenced Krisch’s journey to priesthood

A pilgrimage to Medjugorje in 2015 began Bobby Krisch’s discernment to becoming a priest. The peace and joy he found after the pilgrimage led him in a new direction of his […]

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Florin answers the call to spiritual fatherhood 

Growing up, Brian Florin moved around a lot, but when his family moved to the South Bend-area when he was in eighth grade, he never would have imagined how much […]

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Timossi finds home in diocese after years of travel

The path to the priesthood has been an international affair for Ryan Timossi. From West Coast to East Coast, from Italy to Guatemala, Timossi’s travels while discerning God’s call have […]