Diocesan News

Catholic educators gain perspective on faith, curriculum

Catholic educators gain perspective on faith, curriculum

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger The opportunity to gain a Catholic perspective on faith and curriculum drew some …Read More


Hands-on program helps children encounter Jesus

Hands-on program helps children encounter Jesus

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger IOWA CITY — Young children in St. Wenceslaus Parish’s weekly Catechesis of the Good …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: Our encounter with Jean Vanier

Persons, places and things: Our encounter with Jean Vanier

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Jean Vanier couldn’t travel to Davenport to receive the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award …Read More


Persons, places and things: mercy and the tree service

Persons, places and things: mercy and the tree service

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Workers with a tree service parked two large trucks alongside the narrow street perpendicular to my …Read More


Features

A kindness repaid, 42 years later

A kindness repaid, 42 years later

By Deacon Derick Cranston In parish ministry the fruits of a parish priest’s labors are often not realized until years …Read More


How do I get my grown children back to church?

How do I get my grown children back to church?

By Kathy Berken Someone asks me about this on nearly every retreat I’ve worked in the past five years. How …Read More


Opinion

Taking the high road

A woman prays the rosary across the street from a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeastern Pennsylvania as a belligerent state …Read More


Green sanctuary

Green sanctuary

By Father Bud Grant We hear a lot about “sanctuary cities” these days. In Iowa we have 12 sanctuary counties …Read More