Diocesan News

Interfaith coalition responds to hate

Interfaith coalition responds to hate

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger IOWA CITY — Senior Pastor Teresa Stecker suspects that unknown individuals who spray painted …Read More


Confirmation students prepare meals

Confirmation students prepare meals

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger Confirmation students from parishes in Riverside, Richmond and Wellman packaged 3,672 meals for Take …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: On the road to India

Persons, places and things: On the road to India

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor The Dalai Lama’s name had been on the approved list to receive the Pacem in Terris …Read More


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


Features

The signs of a vocation to the priesthood

The signs of a vocation to the priesthood

By Fr. Joseph Sia I would like to begin a series of short articles based on chapters from the book, …Read More


Go make disciples!

Go make disciples!

By Isaac Doucette In late February, I was fortunate to participate in a week-long mission trip with six of my …Read More


Opinion

We need a ‘conversion of heart’

Vandals worked under cover of darkness to spray paint racist messages on an Iowa City church that serves a multicultural …Read More


Join the awakening to climate change

Join the awakening to climate change

We are experiencing a communal awakening to the impending crises triggered by climate change. This is not entirely unexpected, nor …Read More