Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

150thAnniversary of Saint Michael Parish, Plymouth  Three years ago, I celebrated Mass here at Saint Michael’s on this same date, September 29th, the feast of the Archangels.  We were celebrating… Read More

ICF Days

September 23 & 24, 2013 I am celebrating the special Mass for the New Evangelization this morning.  It is the first time I have used this Mass that was added… Read More

Wedding Anniversary Masses

September 15 and 22, 2013 I wish to begin this homily by offering congratulations to all of the married couples present here today who are celebrating special wedding anniversaries this… Read More

150th Anniversary Mass of Sisters of Saint Francis

LET US GLORY ONLY IN THE CROSS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST! The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the 150th Anniversary Mass of the Sisters of… Read More

The new evangelization and social justice

Speech to Arise participants, Fort Wayne, August 20, 2013 I am grateful to the Arise Together in Christ participants at the Cathedral parish for the invitation to speak to you… Read More

The Immigration Debate: A Catholic Perspective

Ancilla College lecture October 2, 2012 Thank you for the invitation to speak this evening here at Ancilla College. We are a little over a month away from Election Day… Read More