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Area churches change with times in quest for new members

Area churches change with times in quest for new members

It's not exactly a holy war, but churches have been forced to develop a new battle plan to recapture people's interest from the myriad other obligations, attractions and distractions vying for their time and attention.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Kalicky's service to be celebrated at Sunday Mass

Kalicky's service to be celebrated at Sunday Mass

WHITING | The bond between the Rev. John Kalicky and Whiting runs deep.

June 26, 2014 4:46 pm Photos

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Set in stone: Whiting grotto continues to draw crowds 85 years on

Set in stone: Whiting grotto continues to draw crowds 85 years on

WHITING | Although dwindling attendance and a shortage of priests resulted in a decision earlier this year to discontinue Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, the adjacent grotto continues to thrive.

June 22, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Cardinal Francis George salutes the Carmelite Home’s 100th anniversary

Cardinal Francis George salutes the Carmelite Home’s 100th anniversary

SCHERERVILLE | Walking with a slight limp Thursday evening, Cardinal Francis George, of the Archdiocese of Chicago, inspired those attending the 100th anniversary celebration of St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home with his presence and his determination in the face of cancer and chemotherapy.

May 15, 2014 8:43 pm Photos

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April 29, 2014 12:00 am
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March 16, 2014 12:00 am
An entertaining guy: Star Plaza's Charlie Blum celebrating 25 starry-eyed years

An entertaining guy: Star Plaza's Charlie Blum celebrating 25 starry-eyed years

Charlie Blum, president, CEO and talent buyer for Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, still recalls the first "big stage entertainers" he ever purchased a ticket to see on stage.

March 12, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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2 popes on hand in historic 1st cardinal ceremony

VATICAN CITY | In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will elect their successor.

February 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Area Catholics praise Pope Francis in first year as leader of church

Area Catholics praise Pope Francis in first year as leader of church

Though Pope Francis has been the leader of the Catholic Church for less than a year, many Catholics in Northwest Indiana report an overwhelming positive response to the new leadership.

December 29, 2013 7:21 pm Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: U.S. headed in right direction on LGBT rights

YOUNG VOICES: U.S. headed in right direction on LGBT rights

The teenage generation is usually generalized as more liberal, or just more accepting, than the preceding generations.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am
1953 Wedding of Parents of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

1953 Wedding of Parents of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Times columnist Philip Potempa's parents Peggy and Chester were married in 1953 with Peggy's twin sister Patty as the maid of honor and family friend Joe Ruszczyk as best man.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Father Benjamin Ross Kneels Before A Statue Of Mary In The Grotto.

Father Benjamin Ross Kneels Before A Statue Of Mary In The Grotto.

Rev. Benjamin Ross kneels before a statue of Mary in the grotto outside St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Munster, Ind. Ross, 27, is the newest and youngest priest in the Gary Diocese.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Father Benjamin Ross Outside St. Thomas More Church

Father Benjamin Ross Outside St. Thomas More Church

Rev. Benjamin Ross outside St. Thomas More Church in Munster, Ind.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Polish Catholics march through NWI with devotion

Polish Catholics march through NWI with devotion

HAMMOND | Thousands sang as they walked, skipped and in some cases danced down Hohman Avenue and its sidewalks Saturday afternoon as a Polish Catholic pilgrimage traveled from Chicago's South Side to Munster.

August 10, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Annual Catholic pilgrimage to Merrillville shrine is this weekend

MUNSTER | About 4,000 to 5,000 people will walk through Lake County this weekend as part of the annual Polish Catholic pilgrimage from a South Side Chicago church to the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine at the Salvatorian Fathers Monastery in Merrillville.

August 07, 2013 7:15 pm

St. Bridget Catholic Church in Hobart to host weekend festival

HOBART | St. Bridget Catholic Church, 568 E. 2nd St., holds its annual festival on Friday and Saturday.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am

Local priest gets audience with 'pope of the people'

Like many people who meet Pope Francis I, a region priest says he was struck by the pontiff's humanity when the two met last month in Rome.

June 15, 2013 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Pope, like saint, marks turning point for church

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pope, like saint, marks turning point for church

Pope Francis is the first pontiff to reach into the 13th century and choose the name of a humble Christian called St. Francis of Assisi. How significant for the Catholic Church and for Orthodox and Protestant Christians!

April 21, 2013 12:00 am
Easter food basket blessing a beloved tradition for many Catholic faithful

Easter food basket blessing a beloved tradition for many Catholic faithful

The Rev. Joe Pawlowski, of St. Paul's Catholic Church, blesses Easter baskets filled with food, candy and even liquor Saturday at the Valparaiso church. Pawlowski also added a blessing for the children, their Easter treats, and a blessing for the dinner table.

March 30, 2013 6:01 pm
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