Diocesan News

Celebrating our mother church

Celebrating our mother church

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — “It’s hard to believe it has been six years,” said Father …Read More


Advocating for affordable housing

Advocating for affordable housing

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger IOWA CITY — Dimy Doresca, who leads the Social Action Commission at St. Thomas …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: Try a little kindness

Persons, places and things: Try a little kindness

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Jayson Johnson cherishes this memory from childhood: his mom, Janice, tells him they are going to …Read More


A father and daughter’s Night to Shine

A father and daughter's Night to Shine

By Tom Touney For The Catholic Messenger My assignment for Night To Shine was co-leader for the coat check team …Read More


Features

Called By Name

Called By Name

  By Father Joseph Sia Most priests will probably tell you that part of their discernment included someone mentioning to …Read More


What’s in your heart?

What’s in your heart?

By Deacon Derick Cranston Love and suffering are so intertwined that the more you love the more you will potentially …Read More


Opinion

Everyone deserves affordable housing

What family or single person in Iowa could handle a 69 percent increase in rent and utility fees that far …Read More


Care for creation is not just a fashionable cause

Care for creation is not just a fashionable cause

By Father Bud Grant We of the “boomer” generation certainly remember an iconic commercial featured on an old technology delivery …Read More