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2019 - January 16 - The Relationship Between Science and Religion

1/16/2019
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Convo with Kyle: This week, Bishop talks about the relationship between science and religion, including evolution and the origin of man. Then it’s on to questions submitted by listeners on topics including Saturday evening Masses and whether or not Masses should be celebrated facing the East or Ad Orientem. All that and more coming up on today’s episode of Truth in Charity with Bishop Rhoades! Listener Submitted questions: - (34:47) - When did the practice of having a Saturday evening Mass...

Duration:00:44:55

2019 - January 9 - Catholic Education

1/9/2019
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Convo with Kyle: On this weeks episode we have two special guests the Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Education Carl Loesch and the principal of St. John the Baptist School in New Haven Zac Coyle. Catholic Schools Week is approaching, and on this week’s episode, hear more about Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend….including their rich heritage and how they fulfill their mission of integrating faith with academics. ------ Truth in Charity is brought to you in part by...

Duration:00:44:55

2019 - January 2 - Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

1/2/2019
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Convo with Kyle: This week, Bishop reflects upon the Church’s oldest feast day…the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God…..and its connection to Christmas. Then Bishop unpacks the Feast of the Epiphany including the significance of the three wise men’s gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And at the end of the show, Bishop and Kyle settle their Cupertino Classic wager and, in the spirit of the Epiphany and giving gifts, Bishop receives a surprise from a Fort Wayne restaurant! To check out...

Duration:00:45:00

2018 - December 26 - Christmas and St. Stephen

12/26/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop reflects upon the Octave of Christmas celebration. Then it's on to today's Feast of St. Stephen, the Church's first martyr. While it may seem like a contradiction to celebrate a martyr's death during Christmas, Bishop shows the connection between the two. How the wood of the cradle leads to the wood of the Cross. Then, it is on to questions submitted by you, our listeners! LISTENER QUESTIONS - 25:20 - If we believe in evolution and that Adam and Eve were the first...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - December 19 - Reflecting on the Birth of Christ

12/19/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop reflects upon the birth of Christ…including the humility of Mary, the meaning of Jesus placed in a manger, and how His birth was a quiet sign of love and mercy filled with the power of God. Then, Bishop answers questions submitted by listeners on topics like why priests wear black with a white collar and advice for evangelizing in the workplace. LISTENER QUESTIONS - 32:12 - Why do priests wear black with a white collar? Why does a priest wear a white alb during Mass?...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe and Newly Ordained Bilingual Deacons

12/12/2018
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Convo with Kyle: On this episode of Truth in Charity Kyle talks with two Hispanic deacons from our Diocese about their call and journey to the permanent Hispanic diaconate. Then it’s on to special Mexican traditions for celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe….whose feast day is today….and hear more about their all-Spanish show. ------ Truth in Charity is brought to you in part by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. ------ Live: www.redeemerradio.com Follow us on social media:...

Duration:00:50:38

2018 - December 5 -St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint of Children

12/5/2018
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Convo with Kyle: It’s a special St. Nicholas episode featuring students from the St. Joseph campus of Mishawaka Catholic School! After talking a bit about who St. Nicholas was, Bishop answers questions from students - 5:28 - How old were you when you first thought about becoming a priest? - 6:18 - What’s your favorite prayer, and why did you decide to give your life to Christ? - 7:15 - What is the most difficult part about being a Bishop? And what is the best part about being a Bishop? -...

Duration:00:44:56

2018 - November 28 - USCCB Fall Meeting - Book of Daniel

11/28/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop talks about the highlights of his recent trip to Maryland for the fall meeting of U.S. bishops. Then, a continuation of last week’s conversation on apocalyptic writing in the Bible. This time in the Book of Daniel, including his vision of a Son of Man, beasts, and other symbols. LISTENER QUESTIONS: - 38:24 - If an accused priest with 'credible' allegations is initially removed from public ministry during the investigation period, and then, after the official...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - November 21 - Presentation of Mary - Book of Revelation

11/21/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop explains the tradition and meaning behind Mary’s presentation in the temple since that’s the Memorial we remember at Mass on November 21. Then, it’s on to the Book of Revelation. Bishop summarizes the Catholic approach to interpreting the book that is often bewildering. Including its Old Testament roots and apocalyptic writing style. He then focuses in on November 21st reading from Revelation (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/112118.cfm) which includes John’s...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - November 14 - USCCB Fall Meeting

11/14/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Hear more about how the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is prayerfully making changes on issues like the sexual abuse crisis and racism during their annual fall meeting. - 17:10 - Who or how is it decided what will be on the agenda? - 18:26 - How is the voting done for deciding on things? - 19:20 - How much leeway do they have to make decisions without having the Pope approve? - 22:00 - Are lay people allowed to attend any or all of the functions? - 22:28 - Who...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - November 7 - Catholic Social Doctrine

11/7/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop talks about the background and principles of Catholic Social Doctrine. Its roots go back to a 19th- century encyclical and it has flourished into teachings based in the Gospel and natural law. Bishop then explains how these teachings can be applied to social issues, politics, and culture. LISTENER QUESTIONS: - 30:20 - I've heard that Priests can bless people and things, and Deacons can only bless things. Is this true? What about parents blessing their children? What...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - October 31 - All Saints day - All Souls Day

10/31/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop Talks about All Saints Day (November 1) All Souls Day (November 2). Then it is onto the Hispanic tradition Dia de los Muertos, and whether or not we should be scared of death. LISTENER QUESTIONS: - 36:40 - The US Bishops have asked us to voluntarily abstain from meat on Fridays, as a pastor, if a feast day lands on a Friday, may I, as a pastor, offer a comment at Mass about eating meat on feast days? - 39:33 - When you go to Dairy Queen, what size and type of ice...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - October 24 - Priesthood Sunday - Parable of the fig tree

10/24/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Priesthood Sunday is coming up this weekend, and on this episode of Truth in Charity, Bishop talks about the importance of praying for our priests as well as ways to offer them our support and encouragement. Then it’s on to the parable of the fig tree (Saturday, October 27, 2018), and the fruits we are all called to bear. LISTENER QUESTIONS: 26:00 - How many Eastern Catholic Rites exist in the world? 31:15 - What are your thoughts on full immersion baptism? 31:42 - When...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - October 17 - Diocesan Review Board - Attorney Donald Schmid

10/17/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop is joined by Donald Schmid, attorney, and member of the Diocesan Review Board. Together, they discuss how the Diocese is diligently working to protect the youth in Fort Wayne-South Bend. Including the critical role of the Review Board, the Safe Environment program, the process followed when an allegation comes in, the parallel tracks of criminal law and canon law, and how Bishop’s first priority is the healing of victims. ------ RESOURCES: - Law Offices of Donald J....

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - October 10 - Archbishop Romero - Mother Mary Katherine Casper

10/10/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop Rhoades talks about his message for the youth of our diocese as they are confirmed in the Holy Spirit. Then it’s on to the lives and legacies of a few soon-to-be saints, including Archbishop Oscar Romero and Mother Mary Katherine Casper. Both will be canonized in Rome this weekend (October 14). Then Bishop reflects on Sunday's Gospel (October 14) on Jesus’s call for material detachment. Listener Questions: - 28:59 - Do you have a favorite church in Rome? - 30:28 - How...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - October 3 - Diocesan Day of Prayer & Penance

10/3/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop Rhoades talks about his recently released pastoral letter and his call for the A Diocesan Day of Prayer and Penance (Friday, October 5, 2018) Bishop and Kyle also talk about St. Therese of Lisieux (October 1). Listener Questions: - 35:05 - At one time there were over 50 Franciscan Friars in the Fort Wayne area, why have they disbanded, with the majority going back to their hometowns? Is there truth to the rumor that the old Saint Andrews church will be torn down? Will...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - September 12 - Catholic School Teachers - National Encuentro

9/12/2018
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Convo with Kyle: On this pre-recorded episode of Truth in Charity, Bishop Rhoades talks about the mission of Catholic School teachers and how prayer and perseverance are virtues all the faithful are called to develop. Then it’s on to the 5th National Encuentro of Hispanic and Latino Ministry gathering in Texas that is being held on September 20-23. The Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an optional memorial on September 12 and September 15 is the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows....

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - September 5 - Mother Teresa - Blessed Virgin Mary's Birth

9/5/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Bishop Rhoades talks about the special prayer card Mother Teresa (Feast day, Sept. 5) gave him as well as one of his favorite moments spent with her. Then it’s on to the Annual Bishops Appeal, a nation-wide Novena to protect human life, the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birthday. Listener Questions: - 23:38 - Are Novenas supposed to end on the day before an event or the day of the event? - 24:07 - Is it a sin for Catholics to join in on non-Catholic worship services? - 32:56 - Does...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - August 29 - Fred & Lisa Everett

8/29/2018
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Convo with Kyle: While Bishop Rhoades was traveling, Kyle sat down with Deacon Fred and Lisa Everett about their work supporting the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend through the Secretariat of Evangelization and Discipleship as well as Marriage and Family Life Ministry. ------ RESOURCES: July 12, 2017 Episode on the Convocation of Catholic Leaders - https://soundcloud.com/askbishop/tic-2017-july-12 ------ Truth in Charity is brought to you in part by Notre Dame FCU. ------ Live:...

Duration:00:44:55

2018 - August 22 -Current Moral Crisis the Church is Experiencing

8/22/2018
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Convo with Kyle: Kyle and Bishop have a conversation about the current moral crisis the Church is experiencing, including the scandal surrounding former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the Grand Jury report which details the sexual abuse of minors in six Pennsylvania dioceses. Bishop also remembers Father Sextus Don, reflects on his trips to Nigeria and Rome and then also on the Mass for the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. Listener Questions: - 7:53 - How are we to respond when asked about...

Duration:00:44:55