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Christ Child Society tries new coat distribution method on for size

“Pre-COVID, this whole area would be filled with grandmas, moms, kids,” Janet Didier stated, gesturing toward a large, empty room at the Christ Child Society Coats for Kids headquarters in […]

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Praying for the dead in November — How to gain a plenary indulgence

For centuries, praying for the dead has been seen as one of the greatest acts of charity in which a Christian can engage. In this month of November, Catholics are […]

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Candlelit prayer service to commemorate departed loved ones

In November, the Church remembers and celebrates the lives of the faithful departed. Beginning with the celebration of All Souls’ Day, their memories are honored and the living are encouraged […]

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Province of Indianapolis — Extension of Dispensation

22 October 2020 The following statement has been issued by the Catholic bishops of the Province of Indianapolis, which is comprised of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the dioceses of […]

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Around the Diocese: October 18, 2020

Ave Maria Press to publish notetaking Bible NOTRE DAME — Ave Maria Press has announced that it will publish The Ave Catholic Notetaking Bible in two editions in 2021. This […]

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Drive-by blessings shared at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Older parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Fort Wayne were extended a special invitation on Sunday, Sept. 27 – to enjoy a drive-by blessing in the parish parking […]

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Ministry with youth — Superstars of service: Stacey Huneck

Stacey Huneck, youth ministry coordinator for St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Fort Wayne, felt called to serve the Church as a teen. Rural Catholic family roots nurtured her life of […]

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Catholic Camporee teaches love of faith, nature

This article has been updated to reflect the correct location of the Camporee, The Center at Donaldson. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has offered the annual camporee event since […]

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Catholic Charities’ ECHO Program helps teen mom choose life and build a future

By Catholic Charities Staff “All you need is support,” said Janet. “When you have a person who believes in you, that’s all you really need.” Janet was just 14 when […]

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Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton

By John Mulderig NEW YORK (CNS) — “The family that prays together stays together.” Although he popularized rather than originated that pithy saying, the sentence aptly sums up the message […]

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Queen of Angels pastoral visit celebrates heavenly hosts

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated a Mass on the feast day of the great Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Queen of Angels School, Fort Wayne. […]

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Women support women at first Kingdom Builders conference

Around 250 women were encouraged to “Claim your peace and joy” at the Kingdom Builders conference Oct. 3 in Fort Wayne. Featuring three female Catholic speakers as well as adoration […]