Diocesan News

Knights of Columbus host CPID ‘Pellathon’

Knights of Columbus host CPID 'Pellathon'

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger PELLA — Despite concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic would limit their ability to raise …Read More


ADA 20-21: Faith formation will look different this year

ADA 20-21: Faith formation will look different this year

Annual Diocesan Appeal kicks off Sept. 26-27 By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger “Faith formation is not coming to …Read More


People

Sixth-grader made masks to protect teachers, classmates – Persons, Places and Things

Sixth-grader made masks to protect teachers, classmates - Persons, Places and Things

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor DAVENPORT — Teachers at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School received an unusual gift from a …Read More


Persons, places and things: A writing pencil in the hand of God

Persons, places and things: A writing pencil in the hand of God

By Barb Arland-Fye Edtior An email from Father Marty Goetz on Sept. 4 stirred memories of attending the canonization Mass …Read More


Features

An eye-opening experience with racism

An eye-opening experience with racism

By Deacon Derick Cranston “They didn’t like Atticus Finch because he was a (n-word) lover, wasn’t he daddy?” This is …Read More


Magic and the innocence of children

Magic and the innocence of children

By  Kathy Berken Grandparents are well known for not only seeing magic in the eyes of their grandchildren, but also …Read More


Opinion

Humility Homes and Services: ‘A little voice of Christ’

Humility Homes and Services: ‘A little voice of Christ’

Several years after the Congregation of the Humility of Mary moved its motherhouse from Ottumwa to Davenport some of its …Read More


Room for political and religious middle ground

Room for political and religious middle ground

By Patrick Schmadeke Our present polarity makes it seem like there is no reasonable middle ground. However, most of the …Read More