Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

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Lenten Message of Bishop Rhoades

As we begin the 40 days of Lent, I invite you to meditate on Jesus’ parable of the publican and the Pharisee, contained in the Gospel of Luke (chapter 18, […]

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Bishop’s Homily at Diocesan Mass at March for Life

The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on January 20th at the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, […]

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The shining example of the Holy Family of Nazareth

Following is the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades on the Feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 31, 2017: On this first Sunday after Christmas, while we are still immersed in […]

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St. Vincent de Paul and St. Juan Diego

The following is the text of the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the annual Mass with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Fort Wayne on Dec. 9 at […]

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The God-who-comes

The Advent season is about to begin and, with it, the beginning of a new liturgical year. The Latin word “Advent” is a translation of the Greek word “Parousia,” which […]

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The Meaning and Value of Suffering

The following is the text of the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the Holy Hour with Young Adults on November 8th at Our Lady of Good Hope Church in […]

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The Gospel of Life is the Gospel of Mercy

Bishop Rhoades delivered the following homily during Mass at the Afternoon of Prayerful Remembrance and Intercession on October 8th at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne: October is Respect […]

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The rule of law and freedom of conscience

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily at the Red Masses on October 2 and 3: The Red Mass is a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit in […]

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The shepherd cannot run

This past Saturday, September 23rd, I was privileged to concelebrate the Mass of Beatification of Father Stanley Rother at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Over 17,000 people attended […]

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Fatima Centennial Year closing Mass date set

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will celebrate the Closing Mass of Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Year at St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend Friday, Oct. 13., at 6 p.m. All are […]

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Love Your Neighbor: Share the Journey

Pope Francis will be launching a global campaign in support of immigrants and refugees on September 27th. The Holy Father is inviting all of us to show our love and […]

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Announcement regarding a special collection for Hurricane Irma victims

This past week, Hurricane Irma devastated significant parts of the Southeastern United States and many islands in the Caribbean. While emergency outreach was immediate, the road to recovery and the […]