Bishop to discuss political responsibility of Catholics

Lecture will be held Oct. 26 at the University of Saint Francis

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Bishop Kevin Rhoades will discuss the political responsibility of Catholics in a public lecture next week at the University of Saint Francis.

Bishop Kevin Rhoades
Bishop Kevin Rhoades

Bishop Rhoades will lecture on the topic, “Catholic Political Responsibilities,” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the USF North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St. The free event will be part of the 2016-2017 USF Philosophy and Theology lecture series.

Bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, Rhoades will speak about the political responsibility of Catholics, including the duty to vote according to a well-formed conscience. He will speak about “faithful citizenship in light of the social doctrine of the Church, highlighting Church teaching and principles for prudential decisions in voting as well as Catholic engagement in the civic order,” according to a news release.

The lecture is presented by the St. Thomas More Society of Fort Wayne, in partnership with the University of Saint Francis Department of Philosophy and Theology.

For more information, contact Angie Springer at (260) 399-7700 ext. 8100 or, or visit the website at