Diocesan News

Home would provide shelter for women facing unplanned pregnancies

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger Bridging the gap for young women in an unplanned pregnancy is the goal …Read More


The gift of education

The gift of education

Endowment fund establishes scholarships for Iowa students to St. Ambrose By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT – A …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: The Beetle Bug: companion on the journey

Persons, places and things: The Beetle Bug: companion on the journey

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Something started rattling as I drove to work last Tuesday morning on Interstate 80 during rush …Read More


Br. Matthew professes solemn vows

Br. Matthew professes solemn vows

CONCEPTION, Mo. — Washington, Iowa, native Brother Matthew Marie (Nick Marie), OSB, professed solemn vows as a monk at Conception …Read More


Features

‘Reading the Bible in the Age of Francis’

‘Reading the Bible in the Age of Francis’

SAU professor’s new book explores unique perspective of the pope Book review by Barb Arland-Fye “Reading the Bible in the …Read More


Vision 20/20: A wonderful time to be Catholic

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger The Catholic Church in the United States may be in the midst of transitions …Read More


Opinion

Participate in the Season of Creation

The first chapter of a lesson plan for fifth-graders in a religious education class last weekend focused on God’s plan …Read More


Life in the cosmos

By Fr. Bud Grant The environment is finally emerging as a top flight political issue. The marathon CNN “climate debate” …Read More