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Visit our website, www.EncouragePriests.org to send spiritual bouquets or “collar hollers” to your priests. If you didn’t celebrate the tremendous gift of the priesthood on Sunday, it’s not too late! Celebrate with us all week!

After God, the priest is everything! … Only in heaven will he fully realize what he is.” -St. John Vianney

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Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Announces Catholics Come Home Partner Initiative This Advent!

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend’s Today’s Catholic News Announces a Catholics Come Home® Evangelization Partnership this Advent:

Fort Wayne-South Bend Today's Catholic NewsMedia campaign invites Catholics to come home

By Kay Cozad

FORT WAYNE — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has long served the spiritual needs of its people by offering a Church-home steeped in the rich sacramental tradition of the Catholic faith. It continues to strive to welcome and embrace all its members, even those who may have stepped away from community worship.

In an effort to invite inactive Catholics to rediscover the fullness of their faith, a new media campaign has been approved by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, and will be launched across the diocese this late fall and winter, running from Dec. 17 through Jan. 31. The campaign will include the use of television ads, yard signs, banners and other signage that will direct people to the national and local websites of Catholics Come Home.

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Something CATHOLIC in theaters? YES! Check out the new movie: “The Way”

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez’s new movie The Way, features the story of one man’s journey of life and faith after losing his son on the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in France.  This movie hasThe-Way-with-arrowbroughtCatholicism to the “big screen” with its lead character, an inactive Catholic man, Tom, played by Sheen, who is facing the untimely death of his son.  The movie has also generated discussion of the importance of understanding the Church’s teaching on cremation.

Visit the CatholicsComeHome.org page about “death” that explains the Church’s teaching on cremation, and provides more information about The Way.

Catholicism on The "Big Screen" – New Movie "The Way"

The Way with arrowMartin Sheen and Emilio Estevez’s new movie The Way, features the story of one man’s journey of life and faith after losing his son on the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in France.  This movie has brought Catholicism to the “big screen” with its lead character, an inactive Catholic man, Tom, played by Sheen, who is facing the untimely death of his son.  The movie has also generated discussion of the importance of understanding the Church’s teaching on cremation.

Visit the CatholicsComeHome.org page about “death” that explains the Church’s teaching on cremation, and provides more information about The Way.

CCH Book Recommendation

Get a copy of Patrick Madrid and Kenneth Hensley’s The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism.

The_Godless_Delusion21Learn how to to use philosophical tools to demonstrate that atheism cannot stand up to logical scrutiny. This book is a must-have for Catholics serious about challenging atheism in our modern culture.

Definitely CCH-recommended!