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On this episode, Bishop continues looking at the special Masses leading up to Christmas. Hear about the Gospel readings for the 22nd through the 24th which includes Mary’s Magnificat as well as Zechariah getting his voice back and praising the Lord for fulfilling his promises. The episode ends with Bishop’s prediction on who will win the Cupertino …
 
As the end of Advent approaches and Christmas is in sight, the readings and prayers shift focusing on the imminent coming of Christ. On this episode, Bishop walks through the Gospel readings for the 17th through the 21st. Hear about the genealogy of Jesus as well as the appearance of angels and Mary’s visit to Elizabeth. Link to episode about the “…
 
The Year of St. Joseph has ended and, on this episode, Bishop Rhoades breaks down what we did as a diocese to celebrate and what we can learn from St. Joseph moving forward. Link to Pope Francis's Apostolic Letter about St. Joseph called "Patris Corde" or "With a Father's Heart:" https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_letters/documents/p…
 
Bishop Rhoades has returned from Baltimore and the Fall meeting of U.S. Bishops. On this episode, he gives us a behind-the-scenes peek into the Eucharistic Document's overwhelming passage and other meeting highlights, including the possible canonization of three Americans and changes to the priestly formation program. Link to Eucharist Document: ht…
 
As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, the focus this week is...Kings! Hear about Kingly Prophecies from the Old Testament, the kingly mission of baptized Christians, and this listener-submitted question: First, Christ was born under the earthly reign of Augustus, who was the first emperor of a newly created Roman Empire. The prev…
 
Next week is the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops annual fall assembly. Bishop Rhoades will be there as not only a representative of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese but also as the Chair of the Doctrine Committee. And that Committee has been preparing a document that's been stirring up some controversy since the spring. It addresses t…
 
On this episode, Bishop talks about two 16th-century saints that we remember this week: St. Martin de Porres and St. Charles Borremeo. Hear more about how both lived simples lives, and how they serve as models for living the faith today. Then it's on to these listener-submitted questions: I have a question for Bishop Rhoades regarding suffering. Bo…
 
On this episode, Bishop talks about a special Mass he celebrates every year for those in the law profession as well as those who serve in public office. It's called the Red Mass. And this year, in his homily, he shares a story about a young Sicilian judge who courageously dealt with Mafia criminal activity in the 1980s and was later assassinated. H…
 
Bishop Rhoades recently celebrated a special Mass observing the 175th anniversary of the Miami Tribe's forced removal from Indiana. On this episode, hear more about the Native-American experience in Indiana and the connection between the Miami Tribe's treatment and what we see today with refugees who were forcibly removed or had to leave their nati…
 
Bishop calls Catholic Charities the "best kept secret in the Diocese." Hear more about their history and mission as well as their program to help Afghan refugees as we celebrate National Migration Week. Bishop is joined by special guest Dan Florin, interim CEO of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. For ways to help, visit cc…
 
What does the Church teach about hell? Is it real? What about the devil and the fallen angels? Is it reasonable to hope that hell is empty? Bishop breaks it down on this episode. Link to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 1975 document "Christian Faith and Demonology:" https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc…
 
The FDA has given full approval to the Pfizer COVID vaccine, and on this episode, Bishop talks about vaccine mandates and possible exemptions to those mandates. But first, current events...specifically, what's going on in Afghanistan and Haiti and ways we can help. Listener-submitted question: What are the differences between revenge, restitution, …
 
On this episode, Bishop breaks down the Pope's latest apostolic letter called Guardians of the Tradition which has revised the rules governing the Extraordinary Form of the Mass or the Traditional Latin Mass. Hear more about what the changes are and how it will affect the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Then it's on to recent votes in the U.S. Ho…
 
Every August, Bishop celebrates the Mass with Perpetual Profession of Vows for the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; so, on this episode, he breaks down what happens during this type of Mass. Then he reflects upon the important role those living a form of consecrated life have for the mission of the Church and the world. The show wraps up with these …
 
We'll soon celebrate a newly expanded feast day...what used to be the Feast of St. Martha is now the Feast of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Find out more about this story featuring the raising of Lazarus from the dead and other miracle stories that reveal the identity of Jesus. Listener-submitted questions: After receiving First Communion, is t…
 
Today we celebrate the first Native-American to be canonized...St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Hear more about this 17th-century saint from a Mohawk village in upstate New York. She converted to Catholicism as a young adult and gave a powerful example of following God's will despite hostility and illness. Then, Bishop Rhoades takes a closer look at missiona…
 
We recently celebrated the feast of St. Maria Goretti...a young girl who fought off an attempted rape which enraged her attacker causing him to stab her multiple times. She lived one more day and forgave her attacker before she died. On this episode, Bishop talks more about her story and also the story of her attacker, Alessandro Serenelli, who rep…
 
On this episode, Bishop talks about the June USCCB meeting...including a breakdown of the "Eucharistic consistency" document. Hear more about what happened, what it means, and how it will play out moving forward.Then it's on to two servants of God whose cause for canonization was also discussed at the meeting. Their lives could be made into Hollywo…
 
June is a popular month to get married; so on this episode, Bishop answers some common questions about weddings.Then it's on to Saints Peter and Paul or the Princes of the Apostles. We'll celebrate their feast day soon.Bishop's book recommendations:"Saint Paul" by Pope Benedict XVI: https://www.ignatius.com/Saint-Paul-P2303.aspx"Jesus, the Apostles…
 
On this episode, Bishop breaks down the recent changes to the Code of Canon Law. Specifically, the Pope recently announced revisions to Book 6 which focuses on "Sanctions in the Church." Hear more about the changes, and why they're important.Then it's on to St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Born into an Italian aristocratic family, he gave up everything to bec…
 
Seven men were just ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. On this episode, Bishop gives us a little background on each one and then he talks about what it's like to prepare for an Ordination Mass.Afterwards, it's on to St. Anthony of Padua...whose feast day we'll soon celebrate. He's probably most well-known as the sa…
 
The Feast of Corpus Christi - or the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - is this weekend. So on this episode, Bishop dives deep into what we'll celebrate. From the 13th century saint who initiated the spread of Eucharistic devotion to how Pope Urban IV and St. Thomas Aquinas laid the framework for this special feast. Bishop also t…
 
On this episode, Bishop talks about a saint who was elected Pope in 1963 and wrote 7 encyclicals including Humanae Vitae. Hear more about St. Paul VI this week including Bishop's memories of him.Then it's on to this Sunday's Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Bishop reflects upon this central mystery of our faith and then that day's Gospel reading…
 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and on this episode, Bishop talks about the patron saint of mental health...St. Dymphna. Born in Ireland in the 7th century, she was killed by her mentally unstable father when she was just 15. She is now known for her intercession for those suffering from mental disorders. Then we also celebrate the Feast of S…
 
On this episode, Bishop takes a deep dive into the mystery of the Ascension...the moment when Jesus was taken up into heaven and enthroned at the right hand of the Father. Hear about its Old Testament roots, how it applies to us today, and how it prepares us for Pentecost.Then it's on to St. Damien of Molokai, and a listener-submitted question:* My…
 
We just celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. So, on this episode, Bishop talks more about him and the dignity of humble labor. Then it's on to listener-submitted questions:* I have been feeling called to consecrated life. However, I talk myself out of it because I have a sister who is mentally handicapped and will need to be cared for whe…
 
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and on this episode, Bishop talks about ways we can prevent abuse...including our Diocesan Safe Environment program. Then he talks about the different types of abuse, warning signs it may be happening, how Catholic Relief Services is addressing child abuse on a global level as well as a French saint w…
 
Spring Confirmation season is in full swing! And on this episode, Bishop gives the highlights of his homily. Then it's on to current events...specifically, the governor of Virginia's recent decision to end the death penalty there. Afterwards, Bishop talks about National Infertility Awareness Week and his recent trip to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus C…
 
On this episode, Bishop talks about the history and significance of Divine Mercy Sunday as well as plenary indulgences. Then he answers listener-submitted questions:* In 1 Timothy, it says Jesus is our sole mediator, yet we pray to Mary and the saints. Is that going against the Bible?* Why do priests wear a Roman collar? Why is it called a Roman co…
 
On this episode, Bishop talks about the Annunciation and Mary's example of faithful obedience. Then these listener-submitted questions:* Hello Bishop. I am a prospective Catholic and have been looking to purchase a Catholic Bible. It is my understanding that the NAB is the only translation approved for use during Mass, and is on the USCCB website -…
 
Have you ever seen a decorated skull on someone's desk? Or maybe you've noticed skulls in church architecture or on tombs? They're artistic reminders of one's own death....or in Latin, "Memento Mori" which translates to "Remember that you have to die." On this episode, Bishop talks about what that means and how, at the same time, we should also rem…
 
On this episode, Bishop talks about the life of St. Katharine Drexel. Born in 1858 to a wealthy Philadelphia family, she was always taught the importance of helping others. After witnessing the difficult lives of Native-Americans and African-Americans, she made it her mission to help them...which took a giant step forward after an audience with Pop…
 
On this episode, Bishop talks about the first few popes...including the very first, St. Peter, and those who followed him but aren't as well known including: St. Linus, St. Cletus, St. Clement, and St. Sixtus. Then Bishop answers these listener-submitted questions:* We hear a lot about the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops since it's whe…
 
Lent has begun, and on this episode, Bishop reflects upon the temptations of Jesus in the desert. Then he moves on to answering listener-submitted questions on keeping the Sabbath holy, the COVID vaccine, and more.To hear Bishop's full explanation of the COVID vaccine, go to the link below and look for the December 23rd, 2020 episode (starts at 30:…
 
On this episode, Bishop talks about St. Scholastica - whose feast day we celebrate today. Then he takes a deep dive into this Sunday's Gospel reading which tells the story of a leper who begs Jesus to heal him and the compassionate response he receives. The show wraps up with Bishop talking about how the distribution of ashes will look different th…
 
It's Catholic Schools Week! On this episode, Bishop is joined by Dr. Joe Brettnacher, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and Carl Loesch, the Secretary of Catholic Education for the Diocese. Hear their conversation with Kyle about the recent challenges and accomplishments of Catholic School educators in the…
 
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