This issues covers the Rite of Candidacy celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and Diocesan Shrine for future Hispanic deacons. Bishop Rhoades and the episcopal bishop or northern Indiana were participants in a Vespers service at St. Matthew Cathedral. This weekend begins Catholic Schools Week.
This week’s issue covers the papal trip to Asia, beginning with his stop in Sri Lanka. Priests and seminarians took part in the Cupertino Classic. This week’s special focus is on pro-life activities.
This issue contains the Christmas greeting of Pope Francis and Christmas celebrations at St. Monica Church in Mishawaka. The parish will begin its celebration of its centennial year on Jan. 4. Bishop Rhoades addresses the Epiphany in his column. Casey Miller has been named the superintendent of the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne.
This week’s issue is our Christmas issue. Father Robert Traub, the diocese’s most senior priest, died Dec. 13. He was 101. Bishop Rhoades column is Joy to the world. The Notre Dame Children’s Choir has grown and celebrated its second Christmas concert. Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations were held across the diocese.