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Indiana Catholic women’s college reverses transgender admissions policy

Dec 21, 2023

By Daniel Payne, Joe Bukuras

Saint Mary’s College President Katie Conboy had last month confirmed a new transgender-friendly admissions policy for the college. Read more

Father Iván Montelongo, a priest from the Diocese of El Paso, Texas; Bishop Daniel Flores of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas; and Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend, Indiana, discuss the Synod on Synodality at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall meeting in Baltimore on Nov. 14, 2023.

Synod’s next steps? U.S. bishops look to Rome for guidance, say priests and poor need a voice

Nov 15, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

Bishop Daniel Flores and Bishop Kevin Rhoades emphasized the need for an “executive summary” of the Synod on Synodality’s synthesis... Read more

Left to right: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Worth-South Bend, Indiana, and Auxiliary Bishop Robert P. Reed of the Archdiocese of Boston.

‘Everyone’s vulnerable to an accusation’: Bishops respond to priests’ fear of false abuse claims

Nov 25, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Eighty-two percent of priests responding to a survey conducted by The Catholic Project said they live in constant fear of... Read more

Bishops Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend (left), Michael Burbidge of Arlington (center), and Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City (right)

Bishops elect Burbidge pro-life chair; other votes signal no dramatic policy shifts

Nov 16, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, was elected chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee Wednesday. Read more

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Catholic US bishops approve use of COVID-19 vaccines with 'remote connection' to abortion

Dec 14, 2020

By CNA Staff

The United States bishops' conference has said that Catholics can take two of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, even though... Read more

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Bishops: Our Lady of America not 'objective private revelation'

May 7, 2020

Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend said Thursday that the alleged visions and revelations known as “Our Lady of... Read more

Bishop Kevin Rhoades. CNA file photo.

Catholics must reject social media anti-Semitism, Indiana bishop says

Feb 25, 2020

The Catholic Church has “firmly condemned” anti-Semitism, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana said Feb. 19, warning... Read more

Indiana bishop offers cemetery for burial of aborted remains

Sep 19, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend offered Thursday the use of a Catholic cemetery to bury the more than 2,000... Read more

Bishop Kevin Rhoades. File Photo / CNA.

Bishop Rhoades denies misconduct allegation from time in Harrisburg

Sep 10, 2018

An allegation of misconduct has been filed against Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend and is being investigated by... Read more

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Bishop Rhoades: 'I strongly disagree' with Notre Dame contraception decision

Feb 12, 2018

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend issued a statement on Thursday criticizing the University of... Read more