Diocesan News

Iowa bishops oppose proposed bill to reinstate death penalty

Iowa bishops oppose proposed bill to reinstate death penalty

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger Movement on a bill to reinstate the death penalty in Iowa prompted Iowa’s Catholic …Read More


St. Ambrose University Announces $2.6 Million Gift To Establish the Ann Elaine Hinkhouse Endowed Chair in Nursing

St. Ambrose University Announces $2.6 Million Gift To Establish the Ann Elaine Hinkhouse Endowed Chair in Nursing

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Noted for her passion for nursing and serving others, friends of Ann Elaine Hinkhouse said her $2.6 …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: Look for the ‘Samuels’ in our world

Persons, places and things: Look for the ‘Samuels’ in our world

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Young Samuel’s call to be a prophet renews my sense of hope each time I read …Read More


I needed some space | Persons, places and things

I needed some space | Persons, places and things

By Barb Arland-Fye The edge in my younger son Patrick’s voice as he responded to persistent questions from his older …Read More


Features

Driving out hatred in our lives, through God’s grace

Driving out hatred in our lives, through God’s grace

By Father Jake Greiner Hatred, in its purest form, is an intense feeling of dislike or disgust towards a person, …Read More


Kindness is a full-time commitment

Kindness is a full-time commitment

By Kathy Berken What does it feel like when you are told to “be nice”? To me, acting nice feels …Read More


Opinion

‘Practice the best qualities of democracy’

‘Practice the best qualities of democracy’

We acknowledge and welcome President Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America and Vice President …Read More


Looking back to baptism

Looking back to baptism

By Patrick Schmadeke Our daughter, Catherine, was baptized during Advent. A handful of moments stand out from the occasion as …Read More