Statement to the Faithful by retired Bishop John M. D’Arcy as distributed Friday by the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend:
I wish to thank Bishop Rhoades and all the people of our beloved Diocese for the prayers of so many, which have been poured out on me. They are an enormous consolation. Please continue them.
Pray that my YES to God and His Will, be full and whole-hearted and never begrudging, but a strong YES. I hope my Yes has the same spirit of Our Lady at the Annunciation and also her Yes at the foot of the cross.
It is good to be home. I send you all my love and gratitude.