Diocesan News

Marriage encounter weekend retreat

Marriage encounter weekend retreat

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger CLINTON — Sometimes, married couples avoid talking about difficult feelings or topics, say leaders …Read More


Groups to mark Roe v. Wade decision with prayer

Groups to mark Roe v. Wade decision with prayer

The following groups will mark the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: Parking and serving the common good

Persons, places and things: Parking and serving the common good

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger Summoned for jury duty with 499 other Scott County residents, my first thoughts did …Read More


Persons, places and things Love conquers the clutter

Persons, places and things Love conquers the clutter

By Barb Arland-Fye Two, 6-inch-high stacks of magazines teeter on a coffee table next to the sofa where my husband …Read More


Features

A communion experience

A communion experience

By Frank Wessling When it looks like water in the glass, and I’m expecting water to drink, it’s disorienting to …Read More


Jesus is the savior, not me

Jesus is the savior, not me

By Jourdan Reynolds As we return to our homes and jobs after Christmas, it’s a good time to reflect upon …Read More


Opinion

Good politics is at the service of peace

A reader told The Catholic Messenger, “The church should stay out of politics!” That phrase echoed during the run-up to …Read More


What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

By Patrick Schmadeke What could the ideas of Shakespeare and a 14-year-old in the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) have in …Read More