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Giving a Reason for our Hope

The following is the text of the homily given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades in a livestreamed Mass on May 17, the Sixth Sunday of Easter: We’re in the midst […]

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On Pilgrimage to the Father’s House

The following homily was delivered by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades during a livestreamed Mass from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020: […]

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Trust in the Good Shepherd

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily on May 3, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, at a livestreamed Mass from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne: […]

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The journey to Emmaus is our journey

The following homily was delivered by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades during a live-streamed Mass from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception April 26, the Third Sunday of Easter: We prayed […]

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Devotion to Divine Mercy is a truth to be lived, says bishop

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, 2020, during a livestreamed Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne. […]

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Easter Sunday – ‘the Death of Death’

The following is the homily of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, delivered during a livestreamed Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. […]

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‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?’

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, during a livestreamed Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne. What […]

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Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, defeats the virus of sin and overcomes the rule of death

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades March 29, 2020, on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, during a livestreamed Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, […]

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‘May Jesus, the light of the world, lead us on’

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades March 22, 2020, on the Fourth Sunday of Lent, during a livestreamed Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, […]

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With Catholic Relief Services in El Salvador Part 2

I have always wanted to visit El Salvador. At my first assignment as a priest in York, Pennsylvania, I worked part-time at a Latino parish. One of the parishioners tutored […]

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‘Do You Accept Being Drawn Into God’s Trinitarian Life?’

The following is the text of a homily given to the Cor Jesu Young Adult Group at St. John the Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, on Jan. 8. Every year during […]

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The Shining Example of the Holy Family

The following homily was delivered by Bishop Rhoades at a Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Dec. 29: When we think of […]