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

Women’s Care Center blessing

Monday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time Blessing of the new Women’s Care Center I couldn’t have chosen a better Gospel for this occasion of the blessing of this… Read More

Priesthood Ordination Mass

The following is the homily preached by Bishop Rhoades at the Priesthood Ordination Mass at Saint Matthew Cathedral on June 4, 2016: We gather here in Saint Matthew Cathedral today… Read More

Final Profession of Franciscan Friars Minor

Feast of the Visitation – May 31, 2016 On this joyful feast of the Visitation, we gather in joy to celebrate the religious consecration of Brother Bonaventure, Brother Seraphin, and… Read More

Diaconate Ordination

Diaconate Ordination of Eric Burgener and Dennis DiBenedetto This past Sunday, we celebrated the Solemnity of Pentecost. Today, this cathedral is like the upper room in Jerusalem where the Holy… Read More