Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Many voices in the media claim to be the best source of news. But there’s one voice that stands out among them for news about the Catholic Church: The Catholic Messenger, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Davenport. It continues to be a valuable communication tool for me to reach our diocesan households and for people to be informed about news not only within the diocese but beyond.
Available in print and e-edition, the Messenger will keep you informed about the changes ahead in 2017, including the developments that occur after the Holy Father accepts my resignation for retirement. The Messenger will walk you through the process of selecting a new bishop and how that transition affects the diocese.
Here’s a quick look at what else you can expect to read about in 2017 in the Messenger:
• Priest assignments and parish life.
• Legislation impacting dignity of life, the economy, families, justice, immigration and religious liberty, among other issues.
• People who make a difference in the lives of others.
• Stories of individuals and families and their joys and struggles as Catholics.
• Local and national columns by Catholics who provide depth and insight.
• Letters to the editor. What better place to find out what’s on the minds of parishioners?
• Messenger editorials, which educate, inform and challenge readers on current events and issues.
• Pope Francis, who continues to live what he preaches.
One edition of The Catholic Messenger will be delivered free to every household in our diocese on Jan. 26. My hope is that all households, inspired by the insightful articles, columns and editorials, will choose to subscribe to The Catholic Messenger.
The cost of $29 for a year’s subscription in the diocese — one price for the print or e-edition, or for both — is a worthy investment. Please subscribe or buy a subscription for a friend or family member. Read it faithfully.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Rev. Martin Amos
Bishop of Davenport