Diocesan News

It’s all in a name (and logo) for MercyOne

It's all in a name (and logo) for MercyOne

For The Catholic Messenger On Feb. 1, Mercy Health Network (MHN) changed its name to MercyOne and unveiled a new …Read More


Ottumwa school raises funds with chili supper

Ottumwa school raises funds with chili supper

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger OTTUMWA — During Catholic Schools Week in January, Seton Catholic School in Ottumwa hosted …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: church is family

Persons, places and things: church is family

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger On summer evenings working in my office on the second floor of the Chancery …Read More


Persons, places and things: The driver in control

Persons, places and things: The driver in control

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger When the Diocese of Davenport’s chief of staff called my office to say he …Read More


Features

Young mom invites couples to embrace NFP

Young mom invites couples to embrace NFP

By Jessica Ragsdale You and I are called as Catholics to seek truth and justice and follow the church’s teachings …Read More


Forest dwelling: spirituality for our wisdom years

Forest dwelling: spirituality for our wisdom years

By Kathy Berken I love trees so much that when I received an email from Father Ron Rolheiser last year …Read More


Opinion

Love never fails

Love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:7-8). During …Read More


Venezuela humanitarian crisis: how to help

Venezuela humanitarian crisis: how to help

By Kent Ferris I want to share with you an emergency appeal we have received from Catholic Relief Services regarding …Read More