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An eighth corporal work of mercy

There are strange gifts wrapped in this terrible pandemic. Its horrors are known, even if they were not appreciated early enough by many. Yet this stealth virus has held up […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

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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The Sunday Gospel

We encounter the Lord in the breaking of the bread

Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:13-35 The Acts of the Apostles again furnishes the first biblical reading. Almost every Sunday in the Easter season features a reading from this book […]

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The dynamite of the Gospel

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God!” (Rm 1:16) The Gospel is the very power of God. In the original language, the word […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

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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Look to Mary when feeling helpless, advise Poor Clares in New Orleans

By Beth Donze NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — As the pandemic throws a metaphorical grenade into the everyday habits of people around the world, the consistent and faith-bolstering rhythm of daily […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Through Jesus’ resurrection we have a new birth — a living hope

Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 As almost always in the Easter season, the Acts of the Apostles furnishes the Liturgy of the Word with its first reading. Acts claims […]

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An opportunity not to be missed

I’d love to be writing about something other than the coronavirus crisis, but it is hard to think of any other event that has so transfixed our attention. It is […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

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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The Sunday Gospel

Let us be intent upon the new life offered by the risen Lord

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord John 20:1-9 This weekend, the Church celebrates the greatest of its feasts, the feast of the Resurrection of the Lord, or Easter. […]

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Moral dilemmas in the use of vaccines

Many years ago, my children received all the vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Even though I was already a physician, I was ignorant of the fact that […]

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Sitting and waiting: living Holy Saturday

Arriving at the emergency room, we were so rushed with the hustle and bustle of nurses and questions, my grieving, shocked, tear-stained brain never really processed where we actually were […]