Diocesan News

Retired Parish Life Coordinator Shirley Van Dee was a ‘friend of God and of his people here’

Retired Parish Life Coordinator Shirley Van Dee was a ‘friend of God and of his people here’

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger Thirteen years ago, in response to a priest shortage, Bishop Emeritus Martin Amos appointed …Read More


Transforming lives: $100K grant goes to Humility Homes and Services for homeless

Transforming lives: $100K grant goes to Humility Homes and Services for homeless

By Barb Arland-Fye The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — Humility Homes and Services Inc. has received a $100,000 grant for a …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: Look for the ‘Samuels’ in our world

Persons, places and things: Look for the ‘Samuels’ in our world

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Young Samuel’s call to be a prophet renews my sense of hope each time I read …Read More


I needed some space | Persons, places and things

I needed some space | Persons, places and things

By Barb Arland-Fye The edge in my younger son Patrick’s voice as he responded to persistent questions from his older …Read More


Features

Kindness is a full-time commitment

Kindness is a full-time commitment

By Kathy Berken What does it feel like when you are told to “be nice”? To me, acting nice feels …Read More


The miracle of our salvation

The miracle of our salvation

By Jenna Ebener Christmas is here! For many people, that phrase is said with relief as it signifies a new …Read More


Opinion

‘Practice the best qualities of democracy’

‘Practice the best qualities of democracy’

We acknowledge and welcome President Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America and Vice President …Read More


Looking back to baptism

Looking back to baptism

By Patrick Schmadeke Our daughter, Catherine, was baptized during Advent. A handful of moments stand out from the occasion as …Read More