Diocesan News

Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting Sustainable Stewardship Jan. 27 -Online

Online — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting Sustainable Stewardship Jan. 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. Catholic Messenger Editor …Read More


Solon native ministers to students in Florida

Solon native ministers to students in Florida

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger Raiden Takeuchi is extending his college years in an effort to bring young men …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: Cherishing relationships

Persons, places and things: Cherishing relationships

My friend Lucinda posted a loving birthday greeting/photo montage on Facebook for her daughter, Liz, who celebrated a milestone birthday …Read More


Persons, places and things: Multiplication of the loaves on I-95

Persons, places and things: Multiplication of the loaves on I-95

News reports about loaves of bread shared from a delivery truck with stranded motorists on ice-covered Interstate 95 in Virginia …Read More


Features

Putting some life into your statuary

Putting some life into your statuary

If you’re like me, you still have your Nativity set up because the Magi just showed up and you want …Read More


Iowa Catholic history: lessons from an old magazine

Iowa Catholic history: lessons from an old magazine

How much do you know about the history of Catholicism in Iowa? That question popped into my mind when I …Read More


Opinion

The long journey to end abortion

The long journey to end abortion

Linda Rubey of the Women’s Choice Center (WCC) in Bettendorf shares the story of a pregnant woman in her early …Read More


The longest war — defense of the unborn

The longest war — defense of the unborn

By Dr. Tim Millea On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Roe v. …Read More