Diocesan News

Youths stand up for juvenile justice

Youths stand up for juvenile justice

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — Some of the young speakers required a booster step to reach the …Read More


DeWitt men donate week of service

DeWitt men donate week of service

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DEWITT — Inspired by youths who traveled to David, Kentucky, each year to …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: Nourishing love from the microwave

Persons, places and things: Nourishing love from the microwave

On Black Friday, my husband Steve, our sons Colin and Patrick and I sat down to a Thanksgiving dinner reheated …Read More


A tribute to Loretta Pennock

A tribute to Loretta Pennock

By Lola Blaser For The Catholic Messenger (Editor’s note: Lola Blaser, a teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School in DeWitt, …Read More


Features

Remembering Father Aloysius Schmitt, the patriotic priest of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941. On that day 80 years ago Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, which marked the …Read More


Catholic Messenger Advent Calendar 2021

PDF: Catholic Messenger Advent Calendar 2021 Support The Catholic Messenger’s mission to inform, educate and inspire the faithful of the Diocese of …Read More


Opinion

The ‘season of vigil keeping’

The ‘season of vigil keeping’

Bishop Robert Barron describes Advent as the “season of vigil keeping” in his Gospel reflection for Nov. 28, the first …Read More


Advent patience

Advent patience

The day after Halloween I heard Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” on the radio. Carey’s classic, …Read More