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Truth in Charity explores religion and spirituality through topical conversations with Bishop Rhoades and his guests.
On this episode, Bishop breaks down the role of the deacon. What can they do and not do? And why? Then he gives an update on the diaconate program in our diocese. The show wraps up with these listener-submitted questions: Why are some saints considered mystics? Several times while visiting different parishes recently, I have...
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 native...
Bishop completes our trilogy on the after-life with an episode about heaven. There is much revealed to us by God about it but much remains a mystery too. Find out more this week!
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...
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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_con_cfaith_doc_19750626_fede-cristiana-demonologia_en.html
It’s called a temporary purification. A cleansing fire. A grace-filled transformation. It’s…purgatory. And it’s the focus of this week’s episode. Hear Bishop Rhoades talk about what purgatory is, where the concept is found in the Bible, and specific ways we can pray for the dead…including indulgences.
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, punishment, and justice? For...
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...
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....