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Trading religious robes for a Roman collar

Fort Wayne is a far cry from the Alps of Italy, yet Paolo Degasperi formed a strong bond that prompted him to seek ordination as a deacon for the Diocese […]

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‘The Lord has already given us a vocation’

A simple appeal to pray daily began the call to the priesthood for Logan Parrish. Very sports-oriented while a student at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, he was […]

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Deacon Stephen Felicichia to receive sacrament of holy orders

There is a saying that the only constant in life is change. Deacon Stephen Felicichia has seen a fair amount of change and adaptation during his life through his years […]

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‘God can call you in simple and ordinary ways’

For Benjamin Landrigan, candidate for ordination to the diaconate on June 6, there was no aha! moment, no lightning-bolt call to the priesthood that he could no longer choose to […]

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Father Gary Sigler: Being a priest is the hardest, ‘yet the most wonderful thing’ he has done

When asking a priest about his mountaintop experiences in ministry, it should come as no surprise that it might be on Mount Tabor. That’s one of the spots Father Gary […]

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Father Paul McCarthy: ‘Like a breath of fresh air’

“God has a plan for everyone’s life,” explained Father Paul McCarthy, who will retire in June as pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in New Carlisle. “When I felt His […]

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Father Lawrence Teteh: Retirement means a return to Nigeria

One of his greatest joys as a priest has been the opportunity to bring smiles to the faces of his parishioners through his sense of humor. But after serving as […]

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Father Tyrell Alles, OSB: Father Tyrell Alles to return to his homeland

Father Tyrell Alles, OSB, will return to his home diocese of Sri Lanka in the next few months. He has served in the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese for the past […]

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Father Daniel Durkin: A half-century of sacred priesthood

Celebrating his golden jubilee as a priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is Father Daniel Durkin. And although he is now retired from active ministry, after those 50 years, […]

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Father Phillip Widmann: Retiring priest with ‘late vocation’ will continue to preserve unique Catholic artifacts

Father Phillip Widmann has been the pastor at St. Mary, Mother of God Parish, Fort Wayne, since 2005. He will retire from active priestly ministry this summer and looks forward […]

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Good Friday opportunities for prayer nationally and locally

USCCB president asks for national moment of prayer on Good Friday WASHINGTON — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited […]

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Easter lilies bloom in Catholic history, tradition

After the somber 40 days of Lent with little or no ornamentation in churches, the profusion of flowers that burst forth at Easter Masses can lift the spirits of worshippers […]