Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

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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 […]

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Bishop Rhoades issues statement concerning administration’s decision to end DACA

In response to the administration’s decision to end the DACA program, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend issued the following statement: “A few weeks ago, […]

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Students invited to be ‘radicals’

The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the Mass of the Holy Spirit for the beginning of the academic year at the University of Saint Francis on […]

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Mary, Queen of Peace, Pray for Us!

The following is the text of the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades on Aug. 27 at Queen of Peace Parish, Mishawaka, at the parish’s annual celebration, Peacefest: It was 100 […]

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Support our immigrant youth: Dream Act of 2017

Throughout our diocese, at Confirmations, parish and school visits, high school and college graduations, youth retreats, and other events and occasions, I meet and speak with our young people whose […]