Mary: Daughter of Israel, Mother of God, Queen of Peace

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily on New Year’s Eve at St. Louis, Besancon Parish.  January 1st is the eighth day of the Octave of Christmas. For… Read More

Christmas Eve Mass

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne I give thanks to God that we are able to gather tonight for this beautiful Christmas Eve Mass. During the flu epidemic in… Read More

A Christmas letter to all the faithful

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For today in the city of David a… Read More

“An Evening of Heavenly Lights”

The following are remarks made by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades during “An Evening of Heavenly Lights” at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, Nov. 29. We have called… Read More

Advent hope during the pandemic

Advent is a time of waiting, of expectation and of hope. This year, we are all waiting, expecting and hoping for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wait for… Read More

Keeping Sunday holy during the pandemic

Today’s Catholic, Truth in Charity Column Since apostolic times, Sunday has been considered “the Lord’s Day.” It is the day of Christ’s resurrection, “a weekly Easter,” in which we celebrate… Read More