Diaconate Ordination

Mark Hellinger and Brian Isenbarger The words of Jesus to the disciples resonate for us today at this Ordination Mass. “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so… Read More

Evangelium Vitae Mass at Notre Dame

April 9, 2016 In the reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we heard the bold and courageous response of Saint Peter and the Apostles who were ordered by the… Read More

Political responsibility: Citizens of two cities

Presentation by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne, on February 21, 2016 Click here for an audio version of this talk. (The speaker starts at… Read More

‘I am a sinner’

The following is the homily of Bishop Rhoades, delivered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Ash Wednesday, February 10th: In a famous interview after Cardinal Bergoglio was elected… Read More

The Doors of Mercy open into a joyful home

The following is the text of the homily of Bishop Rhoades at the Mass opening the Doors of Mercy of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the Third Sunday… Read More

The extraordinary parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux

October 31, 2015 The following is the text of the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades on October 31st at Saint Therese, Little Flower, Church, South Bend:In today’s reading from the… Read More

The medical profession as a mission of hope and healing

Euthanasia reveals culture of death and despair Following is the text of the homily given by Bishop Rhoades at the White Masses for physicians, nurses, and other health care workers… Read More


​“Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.” These words of Saint Paul to the Romans sum up the theme and purpose of this day.… Read More

Catholic School Mission Days

October 8 and 9, 2015 You may have seen the movie Apollo 13, produced several years ago. There is a scene in the movie in which astronaut Jim Lovell had… Read More

Mass with Christ Child Society of Fort Wayne

Monday of 27th week October 5, 2015 We just heard the famous parable of the Good Samaritan, one that we have heard many times. It gets to the very heart… Read More

A Fourth of July reflection on Religious Liberty

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily at Mass on July 4, 2015, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne:On July 4, 1776, in the midst… Read More

Priesthood Ordination, June 6, 2015

In his prayer for the disciples at the Last Supper which we heard in our Gospel today, Our Lord was praying for the disciples of all time. What Jesus was… Read More