Same-sex marriage to be USF lecture subject

Oct. 1, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese will present the lecture “On Same Sex Marriage” on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the North Campus auditorium at the University of Saint Francis. The offering is part of a free series by the university’s Department of Philosophy and Theology and School of Arts and Sciences.

Bishop Rhoades will address such questions as whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry, whether opposition to same-sex marriage is simply a species of bigotry like racism, what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage and the church’s role in this controversial debate.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angie Springer at or (260) 399-8066

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. The university’s College of Adult Learning designs focused curriculum for working adults by offering online and accelerated programs, through its Virtual, Fort Wayne and Crown Point campuses. More than 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

Media Contacts

For all University-related matters, please contact:

Trois Hart
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T: 260.399.8050
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Yvonne Schroeder
Director of Communication
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Sandie Phalen
Director of Marketing and Development
Crown Point
T: 219.488.8888 ext. 5421


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