Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
As Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, which has 102,000 Catholics spread throughout 22 counties, I depend on The Catholic Messenger to help communicate information about our diocese and beyond. Each week, The Catholic Messenger provides coverage of diocesan, state, national and international news about the Catholic Church. While The Messenger reflects the life of the church throughout the world, its emphasis is on diocesan news, parishes, parishioners and their opinions.
I hear from people throughout the country who say they subscribe to The Catholic Messenger because of the quality of the publication and the well-balanced mix of news of the Catholic Church.
The paper provides “news,” and it is also a forum for readers to express their thoughts about faith-related issues. It serves as an archive of church history and milestones, accomplishments and personal stories of faith and inspiration. It is a source of evangelization and spiritual formation and strives to enrich Catholic life and faith.
This newspaper deserves to be in every Catholic household in the diocese. The cost of $25 for a year’s subscription is a real value for what The Messenger brings to you.
The Catholic Messenger is a vital part of the ministry of our diocese. It requires your support so that it may continue working for you. I would hope it is in every Catholic household in the diocese and that you would read it faithfully.
Sincerely in the peace and joy of Christ,
Most Rev. Martin Amos
Bishop of Davenport