Moral Truth Must Guide Legal Code

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily at the Evening Red Mass on Monday, Oct. 3, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, and Wednesday, Oct.… Read More

Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Tuesday, Sept. 27: 8:15 a.m. — Mass and Pastoral visit, St. Vincent de Paul School, Fort Wayne Wednesday, Sept. 28: 6 p.m. — Mass, Assisi Program for Discipleship and Leadership,… Read More

Priest announcements

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following announcements: Reverend Arthur Joseph Ssembajja, from Administrator, St. Anthony de Padua Parish, South Bend to… Read More

‘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… Read More

Palm Sunday 2022

The homily from Palm Sunday – April 10, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne. My brothers and sisters, today, Palm Sunday, we enter into Holy Week.… Read More

Catholics must not be indifferent, discouraged in cause of life

Homily from the Mass at March for Life – Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Jan. 22. The Catholic Church in the United States observes today, Jan.… Read More

Our Lady of Loreto with Sisters of the Holy Cross

December 10, 2021 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… Read More

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

St. Joseph Church, Mishawaka December 8, 2021 The Year of St. Joseph ends today. It began one year ago on this Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. It began on Dec.… Read More

Supreme Court arguments inspire prayer, fasting

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you may have heard, the United States Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on December 1st in the case Dobbs  v.  Jackson … Read More

Red Mass 2021

The Lord calls all of us to be saints. He calls all of us to holiness. I’m sure you’ve heard this many times before: the great teaching of the Second… Read More

‘Journeying Together’ as the pilgrim people of God:

Bishop opens diocesan phase of synodal process The following is the text of the homily given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at the Mass opening the diocesan phase of the… Read More

Inauguration of President Katie Conboy at Saint Mary’s College

We gather this morning to pray for and with President Katie Conboy on this day of her inauguration as President of Saint Mary’s College. We give thanks to God that… Read More