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‘The soul’s most welcome guest’

Following is the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades on Pentecost Sunday at adult Confirmations in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception: On this feast of Pentecost, we remember the great […]

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Easter: The most overwhelming event in human history

Following is the homily preached by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at Easter Sunday Mass (April 17, 2022) at St. Pius X Church in Granger: Today we celebrate the most overwhelming […]

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‘The amazing gift and mystery of the Eucharist’

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily at the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022 at St. Matthew Cathedral: At this Evening […]

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A Lenten message from Bishop Rhoades: ‘Now is a very acceptable time!’

On Ash Wednesday, we hear these words from St. Paul’s second Letter to the Corinthians: “Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” Lent […]

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Bishop celebrates Our Lady of Loreto with Sisters of the Holy Cross

The following is the text of the homily delivered by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at Mass on the Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto Dec. 10 at the Church of […]

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Bishop’s Advice for a Holy Advent: ‘Pray and Love’

With Advent, we begin a new liturgical year. The Latin word “Adventus” means “coming.” The meaning of Advent can be summed up in two words: “God comes.” God comes to […]

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Pentecost letter to the faithful

Dear Friends in Christ: We are approaching the Solemnity of Pentecost, the end of the liturgical season of Easter. On Pentecost Sunday the Holy Spirit came down upon the disciples […]

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Mary: Daughter of Israel, Mother of God, Queen of Peace

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily on New Year’s Eve at St. Louis, Besancon Parish. January 1st is the eighth day of the Octave of Christmas. For […]

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A Christmas letter to all the faithful

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For today in the city of David a […]

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Advent hope during the pandemic

Advent is a time of waiting, of expectation and of hope. This year, we are all waiting, expecting and hoping for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wait for […]

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Keeping Sunday holy during the pandemic

Since apostolic times, Sunday has been considered “the Lord’s Day.” It is the day of Christ’s resurrection, “a weekly Easter,” in which we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death. […]

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Red Mass 2020

This homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, Oct. 3 and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, Oct. 5. The Red Mass […]