The medical profession as a mission of hope and healing

Euthanasia reveals culture of death and despair Following is the text of the homily given by Bishop Rhoades at the White Masses for physicians, nurses, and other health care workers… Read More


​“Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.” These words of Saint Paul to the Romans sum up the theme and purpose of this day.… Read More

Catholic School Mission Days

October 8 and 9, 2015 You may have seen the movie Apollo 13, produced several years ago. There is a scene in the movie in which astronaut Jim Lovell had… Read More

Mass with Christ Child Society of Fort Wayne

Monday of 27th week October 5, 2015 We just heard the famous parable of the Good Samaritan, one that we have heard many times. It gets to the very heart… Read More

A Fourth of July reflection on Religious Liberty

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily at Mass on July 4, 2015, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne:On July 4, 1776, in the midst… Read More

Priesthood Ordination, June 6, 2015

In his prayer for the disciples at the Last Supper which we heard in our Gospel today, Our Lord was praying for the disciples of all time. What Jesus was… Read More

The rich heritage of faith in South Bend

The following is the homily that Bishop Rhoades delivered at the Mass on May 31, 2015, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the city of South Bend: Today… Read More

Serving the Gospel of Life with love, courage, and enthusiasm

Following is the homily given by Bishop Rhoades at the January 23rd Mass for diocesan participants in the March for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the… Read More

Loving devotion to Mary

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily on December 8, 2014 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne:It is with special joy and gratitude that I… Read More

Assumption of Mary

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” These words, which welled up from the depths of Mary’s heart at the Visitation, re-echo… Read More

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

FINAL PROFESSION OF FRANCISCAN BROTHERS MINOR Today, the Church invites us to praise God not merely for the wonders that He has worked, but for who He is; for the… Read More

Saint Joseph the Worker

100th Anniversary Mass of Saint Joseph Parish, Fort Wayne I am very happy to be with you today to celebrate this 100th Anniversary Mass of your beloved parish. We gather… Read More