‘Do You Accept Being Drawn Into God’s Trinitarian Life?’

The following is the text of a homily given to the Cor Jesu Young Adult Group at St. John the Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, on Jan. 8. Every year during… Read More

The Shining Example of the Holy Family

The following homily was delivered by Bishop Rhoades at a Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Dec. 29: When we think of… Read More

‘Truth is a condition for authentic freedom’

Happy Fourth of July! As we celebrate our nation’s independence, I invite you to reflect on the meaning of freedom from the perspective of our faith. We heard about freedom… Read More

Chrism Mass 2019

A lot has happened in the Church and the world since the celebration of our last Chrism Mass. It would be an understatement to say that it’s been a difficult… Read More

Solemnity of Saint Joseph

Mass at Saint Joseph High School, South Bend – March 19, 2019 I’d like to begin this homily with giving some advice to all the young women here present, advice… Read More

Citizens of the Kingdom Not of This World

The following is the homily preached by Bishop Rhoades at St. Joseph Parish in Mishawaka on Nov. 25th, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: On… Read More

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