Bishop Kevin Rhoades from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in Indiana talks with program host, Kyle Heimann, and answers questions submitted by listeners
St. Katharine Drexel: In Service of Others - March 3, 2021
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 Pope Leo XIII in 1887.
Then Bishop talks about Pope Francis' historic trip to Iraq. And the show wraps up with an update on COVID restrictions in the Church.
The Papacy - February 24, 2021
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 where we live, but can you talk about how bishops in other countries assemble, issue statements, etc.?
* What do you think is the most pressing priority in the Church right now?
*I understand that Canon law was first compiled in 1917. What did it look like before then?
*What is a Vatican diplomat? Do they apply for the position or are they appointed? What is their length of service?
Temptations of Jesus in the Desert - February 17, 2021
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 30:00):
* Is Lent a Catholic tradition or do other denominations have the same season?
* Why is Lent called "Lent?"
* I have attended family member's weddings in Lutheran and Pentecostal churches and found the Nicene Creed in prayer/song books. The phrase: "one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic church" is changed to read: "One, Holy, Christian church." I understood that the word "Catholic" in our Creed does not refer to the Catholic denomination but rather the universal church. Could you comment on why the prayer is changed and define the words "one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic?" Does the "o" in "one" need to be capitalized?
* There seems to be confusion as to whether or not the coronavirus vaccine is ethical despite the USCCB statement. Do you think the Vatican will weigh in?
* Can you offer specific ways to keep the Sabbath holy?
Compassion for the Suffering - February 10, 2021
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 this year and a follow-up question from last week's episode....how will President Biden's recent Executive Order that allows transgender females (biological males)to compete on women's sports teams affect Catholic schools?
Catholic Schools Week - February 3, 2021
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 Diocese.
Conversion of St. Paul - January 27, 2021
Bishop starts off the episode talking about a lesser-known saint whose feast day we celebrate today, St. Angela Merici. Then it's on to a feast day we recently celebrated....the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. The show wraps up with Bishop talking about ways we can spread the good news of Jesus Christ too.
I always understood that "Amen" at the end of a prayer was not gender referencing. Recently, the prayer at the new session of Congress was concluded with "amen" and "a-women." Can you please explain the use of "Amen" to conclude prayers?
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So grateful for Bishop Rhoades generosity sharing his time and wisdom with his flock through this show! Always starts with a great conversation, and the answers to listener questions are fascinating! I learn something new in every episode!