Diocesan News

Ministering to teens today: ‘It’s about salvation’

Ministering to teens today: 'It's about salvation'

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger Back on his old stomping grounds, Pat Millea reached out to delegates of …Read More


Marriage mentoring is available to couples in eastern Iowa

Marriage mentoring is available to couples in eastern Iowa

(Editor’s Note: The following article is excerpted with permission from The Witness, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.) Greg and …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: The kayak behind me

Persons, places and things: The kayak behind me

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor My brother Tim asked his three siblings whether we wanted to go kayaking during our family …Read More


Natural Family Planning not just for couples

Natural Family Planning not just for couples

  By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger Natural Family Planning methods benefit couples trying to achieve or avoid pregnancy and …Read More


Features

You have been given charisms: what does that mean?

You have been given charisms: what does that mean?

By Sheila Zack Would you be surprised to learn that you have been given charisms? According to Catholic teaching, it …Read More


Spiritual direction: is it right for you?

By Kathy Berken When I decided to move on from The Arch, L’Arche in Clinton in 2008, I was on …Read More


Opinion

Relinquish rage

On the weekend that 31 people lost their lives in two separate mass shootings, the Quad-City Times Sunday business section …Read More


Building bridges, people to people

Building bridges, people to people

Ottumwa Mayor Tom Lazio welcomed a conference of 1,100 Spanish-speaking Catholics to the city of bridges, not just the physical …Read More