Diocesan News

History and fun at cathedral ‘mansion’

History and fun at cathedral ‘mansion’

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — Treasure maps, imagination, old houses and games from the experiences of …Read More


Iowa bishops encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Iowa bishops encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19

  Bishop Thomas Zinkula and his brother bishops in Iowa are promoting a video campaign to help encourage the use …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: In sacred spaces

Persons, places and things: In sacred spaces

Listening to people’s stories is my passion. I want to know what motivates people, the experiences that shape them. That …Read More


St. Joseph School ‘family’ leans on faith and each other to cope with grief

St. Joseph School ‘family’ leans on faith and each other to cope with grief

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger DeWITT — Pink, laminated crosses bearing the name of first-grade teacher Loretta Pennock, who …Read More


Features

Catholic Messenger Advent Calendar 2021

PDF: Catholic Messenger Advent Calendar 2021 Support The Catholic Messenger’s mission to inform, educate and inspire the faithful of the Diocese of …Read More


On being grateful to God

On being grateful to God

We have just celebrated the second Thanksgiving Day of the current pandemic. Regardless of the uncertainty that continues to surround …Read More


Opinion

A call to strengthen our hearts this Advent

A call to  strengthen our hearts this Advent

It broke the heart of Deacon Tom Hardie when the onset of the pandemic prevented him from distributing the Eucharist …Read More


Find the light of hope and refuse to let the darkness win

Find the light of hope and refuse to let the darkness win

As November ends, darkness seems to close in on us. The bright leaves of earlier weeks have fallen and had …Read More