Diocesan News

St. Martin de Porres Society: Building unity through diversity

St. Martin de Porres Society:  Building unity through diversity

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger St. Martin de Porres, whose feast day we celebrated Nov. 3, is the patron …Read More


Prayer garden a blessing for Fort Madison parish

Prayer garden a blessing for Fort Madison parish

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger Michael Panther prays the rosary every morning, a devotion that inspired creation of the …Read More


People

A family’s love of trains | Persons, places and things

A family's love of trains | Persons, places and things

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Our younger son Patrick celebrated his birthday last week at our house with pizza, pie and …Read More


‘Put God back into the equation’

‘Put God back into the equation’

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Father Rich Adam welcomed a parishioner’s suggestion to celebrate Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral the evening …Read More


Features

Collection helps readers find value in human suffering

Collection helps readers find value in human suffering

“The Way of Suffering: Readings for an Enlightened Life,” edited by Michael Leach, James Keane and Doris Goodnough. Orbis Books …Read More


God is with us in our suffering

God is with us in our suffering

By Deacon David Cranston Where is God in all the suffering? British author Amy Ewing Orr asks this question in …Read More


Opinion

Care for other people

Care for other people

Pandemic fatigue and pandemic denial have placed our exhausted healthcare workers at risk during a time when we depend on …Read More


Look to the saints for inspiration

Look to the saints for inspiration

By Corinne Winter At the beginning of this month, we celebrated the Feast of All Saints. Theologically, it recalls a …Read More