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Additional priest assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 18, 2019: Reverend Sunday Ojodunileka Akuh, to Parochial Vicar, Holy […]

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Deacon assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of transitional deacons for the summer of 2019: Deacon Stephen Felicichia to diaconal ministry […]

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Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend publishes amended list of credibly accused

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend announced Tuesday, Nov. 6, that Gerald Funcheon, who was a member of the Crosier congregation, not a diocesan priest, is on the list of […]

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Diocese publishes amended list of credibly accused priests

FORT WAYNE — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has published an amended list of the priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. […]

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From Crisis to Healing: A Diocesan Day of Prayer and Penance

Pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: The re-emergence of the clergy sex abuse crisis has affected us […]

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Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Publishes Names of Credibly Accused

FORT WAYNE — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend published on Tuesday, Sept, 18, the names of the priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of […]

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Bishop Rhoades exonerated of allegation

FORT WAYNE — As a sobering wave of abuse allegations within the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. continues to build, its full weight fell on the Diocese of Fort […]

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Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to release names of priests who committed sexual abuse

Updated Aug. 21 to include the full text of Bishop’s Rhoades’ statement to the press on Aug. 17. FORT WAYNE, Ind. — August 17, 2018 The Most Reverend Kevin C. […]

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Bishop Rhoades issues statement on immigration issues

In response to the Trump administration’s recent decisions regarding immigration, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, issued the following statement: “Recent developments in our government’s […]

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Priest assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 19, 2018: Reverend Patrick Hake to Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent […]

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Bishop Rhoades responds to Women’s Care Center rezoning request veto

In response to Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s veto of the rezoning of the Women’s Care Center in South Bend, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend released […]

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Protect the poor and vulnerable by opposing predatory payday loans

The following is a statement signed by the Catholic bishops of Indiana and other faith leaders in Indiana. We oppose Indiana House Bill 1319, which opens doors for lending practices […]