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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 […]

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Citizens of the Kingdom Not of This World

The following is the homily preached by Bishop Rhoades at St. Joseph Parish in Mishawaka on Nov. 25th, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: On […]

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Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness

The following is the text of the homily given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University […]

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‘Jesus, my Lord and my God, I trust in you’

The following is an adapted version by Bishop Rhoades of his homily on Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Anthony de Padua Church, South Bend: I’d like to invite you to […]

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The Stations of the Cross

I love to pray the Stations of the Cross. They are a wonderful devotion for us to practice on Fridays, the day of our Lord’s crucifixion, and also during Holy […]

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Rite of Election 2018

The following is Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades’ homily during liturgies at St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend, Feb. 11, and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, Feb. 18, which […]

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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, […]