Diocesan News

Students offer ‘Stations’ reflections

Students offer 'Stations' reflections

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — Since 2013, students at St. Ambrose University have offered Lenten reflections …Read More


Sale helps facilitate fresh starts

Sale helps facilitate fresh starts

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — In 1989, Gertrude Vogel hosted a garage sale at her home …Read More


People

McCormick Pries is Irish Mother of the Year

McCormick Pries is Irish Mother of the Year

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger “I was totally taken by surprise,” said Chris McCormick Pries on being named …Read More


An encounter with the Dalai Lama

An encounter with the Dalai Lama

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Our chauffeur maneuvered his car up steep, alley-sized streets in the foothills of the Himalayas in …Read More


Features

On being Irish in Iowa on St. Patrick’s Day

On being Irish in Iowa on St. Patrick’s Day

By Tim Walch St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to be Irish in Iowa! From Davenport to Sioux City, …Read More


Why is it so hard to let go?

Why is it so hard to let go?

By Kathy Berken It was time to purge my closets and dresser drawers. I mean, you can’t just keep bringing …Read More


Opinion

‘Blessed are the peacemakers’

A stack of passports sat atop a security officer’s desk in the crowded reception room where visitors waited for an …Read More


Smoke and mirrors?

Smoke and mirrors?

By Dr. Tim Millea “All the other kids are doing it, so why can’t I?” The parental reply ended the …Read More