Regarding U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson

Message to the Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend from Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades regarding U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Today is a historic day for… Read More

Decree of Acceptance of Petition

On October 28, 2021, Brother Philip Smith, the postulator for the cause of canonization for Brother Columba O’Neill, lodged a petition with the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Fort… Read More

Priest assignments

Reverend Benjamin Muhlenkamp has resigned as Pastor of St. Anthony de Padua Parish, South Bend, and has been granted a leave of absence for personal reasons, effective May 16, 2022. The… Read More

The Upcoming Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs Case

The draft opinion of the Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, leaked last week, has generated angry protests from those who oppose the reversal of Roe… Read More

Priest assignment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignment: Reverend Drew Clary, CSC, as Parochial Vicar at St. Adalbert Parish, South Bend, and… Read More

Supreme Court arguments inspire prayer, fasting

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you may have heard, the United States Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on December 1st in the case Dobbs  v.  Jackson … Read More

Presbyteral Council assignments

The Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of members of the Presbyteral Council, effective Jan. 1, 2022, for a three-year term.… Read More

Priest assignment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignment, effective Nov. 26, 2021. Reverend Jonathan Agbedo, from Parochial Vicar, St. Jude Parish, Fort Wayne,… Read More

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Official Statement on Charges Filed Against Father David Huneck

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend extends its thanks to the Columbia City Police Department and the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office for the work they have done in the case of Father David Huneck following our report that he engaged in sexual and other misconduct, including that with a minor.

Priest assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointments: Reverend José Arroyo to Administrator of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Columbia City,… Read More

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Official Statement on Father David Huneck

The diocese is following the Church’s required protocols from the 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People for responding effectively, appropriately, and compassionately to all allegations of sexual abuse of minors. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all people, especially the young and vulnerable. 

Priest assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 21, 2021: Reverend Michael Ammer, to Parochial Vicar, St. Jude… Read More