Diocesan News

Students take home vocations prayer packets

Students take home vocations prayer packets

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger BETTENDORF — Prayer folders containing prayer books, rosary instructions, ways to foster vocations …Read More


Salvation Army centralizes homeless services in Davenport

Salvation Army centralizes homeless services in Davenport

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — The Salvation Army’s new social services and housing programs building was …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: How do you long for God?

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Fifth-grader Olivia suggested reading the text in our religious education workbooks using the “popcorn” method. She …Read More


Fr. Ross Epping: The two-fold return

Fr. Ross Epping: The two-fold return

By Mary Costello For The Catholic Messenger “When you think about the priesthood, you think you are giving up your …Read More


Features

Telling the truth, the whole truth

By Kathy Berken Right out of the gate, let me assure you that this column is not about politics and …Read More


A challenge to promoting vocations

I just got off the phone with a good friend of mine, a woman who has been supporting seminarians for …Read More


Opinion

The gift of accompaniment

In remarks following the funeral Mass for her younger sister Jane, who had Down syndrome, Mary Rourke of Davenport spoke …Read More


The birth of environmental theology

By Father Bud Grant Fall is the season of nostalgia. While preparing for the dim winter in the already waning …Read More