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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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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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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 […]

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The Eucharist: the New Manna from Heaven

This Sunday, we will be celebrating the beautiful Eucharistic feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). On this day, the Church gives thanks to God […]

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Bishop Rhoades makes priest assignment, appointments

Priest appointment The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointment: Reverend Vincent Coppola, CSC, from Administrator to Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, […]

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Pride, humility and social media

On a recent trip to Sacramento, from my home base in the LA area, I flew Southwest Airlines. In an idle moment, I reached for the magazine in the seatback […]

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Live with passion for something greater

The following is the text of the homily of Bishop Rhoades at the Baccalaureate Mass for the University of Saint Francis on May 6, 2017: Dear graduates, you will rightfully […]