Diocesan News

Bioethicist addresses vaccine concerns 

Bioethicist addresses vaccine concerns 

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger IOWA CITY — Bioethicist Father Tad Pacholczyk planned to talk about ventilators and vaccines …Read More


Students learn about Black Catholics, saints

Students learn about Black Catholics, saints

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger CLINTON — During a class presentation on Black Catholics, saints and martyrs, fifth-grader Heaven …Read More


People

Signs of hope this Lenten season | Persons, places and things

Signs of hope this Lenten season | Persons, places and things

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor The sun’s brilliant, strengthening rays are rapidly melting the piles of snow that have overstayed their …Read More


Don’t lose sight of the finish line | Persons, places and things

Don't lose sight of the finish line | Persons, places and things

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor A passage from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians appeals to athletes and wanna-be athletes like …Read More


Features

Let us see ourselves as Jesus sees us

Let us see ourselves as Jesus sees us

By Mitch Narvasa I recently attended an online Zoom session that focused heavily on “identity.” The presenters had us participate …Read More


Formators serve an important role in vocation discernment

Formators serve an important role in vocation discernment

When someone enters seminary or a religious community, this person will ultimately have many people involved in their formation or …Read More


Opinion

Ask Miller-Meeks to support Dream Act 2021

Ask Miller-Meeks to support Dream Act 2021

In the final minutes of a virtual meeting organized by the Iowa City Catholic Worker, U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, …Read More


How ready are we to love others?

How ready are we to love others?

By Patrick Schmadeke Matthew and I were playing in the living room when, suddenly, our play was interrupted by the …Read More