Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

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Priest transfers

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 18, 2019: Reverend Philip DeVolder from Residence, St. Charles Borromeo […]

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The Pontifical Good Friday Collection

Dear Friends in Christ: During Holy Week, the Gospel readings come to life in a special way as we gather to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The […]

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Give to the Catholic Relief Services Collection

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Soon our diocese will take The Catholic Relief Services Collection (CRSC). Your support of this collection serves Jesus in disguise in some of the […]

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Statement regarding the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Ash Wednesday 2019 Dear Friends in Christ, It was not only very disappointing, but horrifying, that the U.S. Senate recently failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Those […]

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This Lent, refrain from sins of the tongue

Jesus’ words in the passage from the Sermon on the Plain, which we hear in this Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 6:39-45), offer us important counsel as we begin the season of […]

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Priest appointment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointment: Reverend Brian Ching, C.S.C., to Rector, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, effective […]

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‘The beautiful lady’

It was 161 years ago today, on Feb. 11, 1858, that the Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared to the 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous at the grotto of Massabielle near the village […]

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World Youth Day in Panama

Our diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama was a beautiful journey of faith under the motherly mantle of Mary, whose response to God’s call was the theme of […]

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‘Let it be done to me according to your word:’ World Youth Day

The following is the homily given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to World Youth Day pilgrims in Panama City, Panama, on Jan. 20. We begin our World Youth Day pilgrimage […]

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‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests’

The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Dec. 24 at Christmas Mass during the Night, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne: Two […]

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The Face of God

In these last days of Advent, we are invited by the Church’s liturgies to turn to the Lord as we focus on the coming of Jesus at Christmas. We can […]

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O Mary, Conceived without Sin, Pray for Us Who Have Recourse to Thee

The following is a portion of a homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the annual Mass for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of South Bend on Nov. 27. Today […]