Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

DECEMBER 8, 2016 (SOLEMN PROFESSION OF FRANCISCAN FRIARS MINOR) Advent is a season of joy, quiet joy, as we await the coming of the Lord, our Savior. It is a… Read More

Voting from a Catholic perspective

As we approach Election Day, this topic “Voting from a Catholic Perspective” is very timely.  “Why should we even consider this?”, some might ask.  What does voting have to do… Read More

White Mass on the Feast of St. Luke

Saint Pius X, GrangerWe celebrate this White Mass today, the feast of Saint Luke the evangelist, the patron saint of doctors. Saint Luke was a disciple and companion of Saint… Read More

Red Masses

October 2 and 3, 2016 in Fort Wayne and South Bend I decided to celebrate to celebrate the Mass of Saint Thomas More at our Red Masses this year, especially… Read More

World Apostolate of Fatima Breakfast

Thank you all for being here today. I am grateful to the Board of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima for the invitation to speak… Read More

White Mass in Fort Wayne

This Jubilee Year of Mercy has been a blessed time for us to contemplate the infinite mercy of God as well as our calling to be merciful, to be witnesses… Read More

Catholic School Mission Day 2016

This Jubilee Year of Mercy has been a blessed time for the Church, an opportunity to focus on a central tenet of our faith, what Pope Francis has called “the… Read More

Holy Hour for peace in our communities

I wish to thank you for coming to the Cathedral this evening for this Holy Hour of Prayer for Peace in our Communities. The Catholic Church throughout our country is… Read More

The aims of a truly Catholic University

The following is the text of the homily given by Bishop Rhoades at the University of Saint Francis on August 31, 2016: ​It is joy every year to celebrate this… Read More

The Eremitical Life: A special vocation in the Church

The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the Mass of the profession of perpetual vows of diocesan hermit, Sister Nancy Frentz, on July 11, 2016, the Memorial… Read More

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Hungary, South Bend

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bilingual “Follow me!” In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus issuing the call to discipleship. This call of Jesus to follow Him is at the very… Read More

At Victory Noll

Tuesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time Victory Noll Every time I visit Victory Noll, I think about Archbishop Noll and his close relationship with the Sisters of Our… Read More