Diocesan News

Contributing to STOs

Both School Tuition Organizations (STO) that serve schools in the Diocese of Davenport are working their way to reaching their …Read More


Family donates gift cards to Lourdes school staff

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger BETTENDORF — A Lourdes Catholic School family gave a little Christmas spirit to the …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: Advent joy

Persons, places and things: Advent joy

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger The Holy Spirit guided many hearts and hands to bring Our Lady of the …Read More


Persons, places and things: elves and Advent

Persons, places and things: elves and Advent

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger Practice for the children’s Christmas pageant began the first Sunday of Advent in my …Read More


Features

Turning Lincoln Logs into something sacred

Turning Lincoln Logs into something sacred

By Kathy Berken Let’s say you found a dirty old orange-and-black Halloween box advertising caramel apples for 59 cents for …Read More


Preaching in an evangelical mode

Preaching in an evangelical mode

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger The Gospel story of the woman at the well provides a perfect example “of …Read More


Opinion

Taking food off the table of the hungry

Seven Iowa metro areas within the Diocese of Davenport bear the unfortunate distinction of leading the state for food stamp …Read More


Linking theology and justice

Linking theology and justice

By Father Bud Grant Armed with coffee and (metaphorical) red pen to grade the final assignments of my “Just Theology” …Read More