Diocesan News

Regina to expand Early Childhood Center

Regina to expand Early Childhood Center

For The Catholic Messenger IOWA CITY — Regina Catholic Education Center is kicking off its celebration of National Week of the …Read More


Remodeled McMullen Hall ‘a place for business’

Remodeled McMullen Hall 'a place for business'

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — Formal dedication of the expanded and remodeled McMullen Hall took place …Read More


People

Celebrating our siblings | Persons, places and things

Celebrating our siblings | Persons, places and things

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor “Relationships between brothers and sisters deepen with the passage of time,” Pope Francis observes in “The …Read More


Sister Goedken celebrates jubilee

Sister Goedken celebrates jubilee

SINSINAWA, Wis. — Sister Laura Goedken, OP, will mark her 60th jubilee in 2021, along with 18 other Dominican Sisters …Read More


Features

Praying Matthew 11:28-30: Let Christ ease your burdens

Praying Matthew 11:28-30: Let Christ ease your burdens

By Hal Green The burdens you bear indicate how much you care. Bearing burdens is tough enough, but bearing them …Read More


Year of St Joseph: Celebrating St. Joseph Parish in West Liberty

Year of St Joseph: Celebrating St. Joseph Parish in West Liberty

(During the Year of St. Joseph, The Catholic Messenger is featuring parishes whose patron saint is St. Joseph.) The parish: …Read More


Opinion

Kids stranded at the border: it is our problem

Kids stranded at the border: it is our problem

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says our state does not have the facilities to house migrant children overwhelming the U.S. southern …Read More


Dwelling with Holy Thursday

Dwelling with Holy Thursday

By Patrick Schmadeke The Catholic Messenger Jesus had a reputation for asking hard questions. In the Gospel reading for Holy …Read More