Diocesan News

A journey to Cobh, a point of departure for the Irish

A journey to Cobh, a point of departure for the Irish

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger COUNTY CORK, Ireland — Tommy Hexter took the plunge on day seven of The …Read More


A ‘life-giving’ vocation: SAU grad and Keokuk native enters religious life

A ‘life-giving’ vocation: SAU grad and Keokuk native enters religious life

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger Keokuk native Rachel Dunlap entered religious life with the Sisters of the Presentation of …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: In the arms of a rocking chair

Persons, places and things: In the arms of a rocking chair

My mom and I were reminiscing recently about her grandma, Elizabeth, a woman whose warm smile and welcoming arms filled …Read More


Nightly prayer brought ‘Mary to life’

Nightly prayer brought ‘Mary to life’

By Barb Arland-Fye Editorial Father Steve Gibson, C.S.C., greeted a busload of pilgrims traveling with The Catholic Messenger Pilgrimage to …Read More


Features

Priest shares insights from his first parish experience

Priest shares insights from his first parish experience

By Father Dale Mallory In the modern Catholic parish, a common concern is “how do we build a sense of …Read More


The Twilight Zone’s ‘Replay’ offers a look at the Black experience

The Twilight Zone’s ‘Replay’ offers a look at the Black experience

The Twilight Zone (CBS/Monkeypaw Pro­ductions) Episode: Replay (2019) Genre: Sci-fi Streaming service: CBS All Access Rating: Ages 14+ (language, violence) …Read More


Opinion

Prepare for Election Day

Prepare for Election Day

Election Day — Nov. 8 — is just 40 days away. Let’s take a break from divisive political ad campaigns …Read More


Truly Catholic health care, a return to what’s what

Truly Catholic health care, a return to what's what

By Dr. Tim Millea Catholicism is related intimately to the history of health care. St. Basil the Great is credited …Read More