Diocesan News

Gala will take place Aug. 9 at SAU

Gala will take place Aug. 9 at SAU

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — “Prayerful solidarity and ceaseless joy in building a culture of life …Read More


Black & White Gala helped fund ‘life-changing’ experience

Black & White Gala helped fund ‘life-changing’ experience

Elodie Bouwens, a senior at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., attended March for Life this year through a sponsorship …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: Thanksgiving in July

Persons, places and things: Thanksgiving in July

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger A friend from our parish called and asked my husband, “Steve, are you sitting …Read More


Persons, places and things: It’s all in the bag

Persons, places and things: It's all in the bag

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger A big black duffel bag accompanies my son Colin to his daytime activities outside …Read More


Features

Are we holy, holey or wholly holy?

Are we holy, holey or wholly holy?

By Kathy Berken Here’s a short list of holy things: holy water and fonts, holy cards, the Bible, relics, religious …Read More


A dog’s tale about trust in God, part II

A dog's tale about trust in God, part II

By Jenna Ebener I had just spent an emotional weekend praying to God and ultimately deciding to fly to California …Read More


Opinion

Let us honor the humanity and basic needs of migrants

(Editor’s note: The following extract from an editorial in the June 30 issue of “The Hill” website, was written by …Read More


Picking up on tense

Picking up on tense

By Patrick Schmadeke We are formed by the people around us. This was illustrated to me in a recent conversation …Read More