Chrism Mass, 2018

Jesus is the Christ, the Anointed One. He affirms this in the synagogue of Nazareth when He reads from the scroll the words of Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord… Read More

Byzantine Liturgy at Notre Dame

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee As a grandson of an immigrant from Greece, my Greek Orthodox grandfather Kiriakos Phidakis, I have a special appreciation and love for the… Read More

Bishop’s homily at diocesan Mass at March for Life

The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades on Jan. 20 at the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., for… Read More

All Souls’ Day at Catholic Cemetery

Jesus spoke some wonderful consoling words to the crowd in the Gospel today, words that give us comfort as we remember our departed loved ones at this Mass. Jesus says… Read More

A Catholic Bishop’s reflection on The Reformation

A talk given at Trinity Lutheran Church, Elkhart on October 23, 2017 I wish to begin this talk entitled “A Catholic Bishop’s Reflection on the Reformation” with a word of… Read More

St. Patrick, Walkerton

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Have you ever been accused of intolerance? Nowadays, we sometimes hear accusations against the Catholic Church of being intolerant. Of course, tolerance is usually a… Read More

University of Notre Dame 175th Anniversary

This homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at the Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the penultimate day of the Notre Dame Trail pilgrimage.We give… Read More

XLT Holy Hour with young people

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception It is beautiful to be together here this evening to adore our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament, to pray before Jesus, to spend time… Read More

The Eucharist: the New Manna from Heaven

This Sunday, we will be celebrating the beautiful Eucharistic feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). On this day, the Church gives thanks to God… Read More

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Adult confirmations — Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne Today, the Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Trinity, the Feast of God, of… Read More

Saint Joseph High School baccalaureate

What a great feast for the celebration of your graduation from Saint Joseph High School! Today the whole Church celebrates the great event of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was… Read More

High school baccalaureate Masses

I’d like to begin this homily with a story I recently read. It’s about a young boy who lived near a beach by the ocean and every afternoon would walk… Read More