Diocesan News

Catholic youths support Fort Madison Food Pantry

Catholic youths support Fort Madison Food Pantry

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger FORT MADISON — Last month, members of four southeast Iowa parishes filled a huge …Read More


‘Bee the Difference’ day at SAU

'Bee the Difference' day at SAU

By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, St. Ambrose University had cancelled its …Read More


People

Neighbors who become family | Persons, places and things

Neighbors who become family | Persons, places and things

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Late one evening during my sophomore year in college, I called friends of my parents in …Read More


SAU president recognized for outstanding leadership

SAU president recognized for outstanding leadership

For The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — St. Ambrose University President Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, received the Distinguished Higher Education Leadership …Read More


Features

Praying Matthew 11:28-30: Let Christ ease your burdens

Praying Matthew 11:28-30: Let Christ ease your burdens

By Hal Green The burdens you bear indicate how much you care. Bearing burdens is tough enough, but bearing them …Read More


Year of St Joseph: Celebrating St. Joseph Parish in West Liberty

Year of St Joseph: Celebrating St. Joseph Parish in West Liberty

(During the Year of St. Joseph, The Catholic Messenger is featuring parishes whose patron saint is St. Joseph.) The parish: …Read More


Opinion

Caring for our common home

Caring for our common home

Who could have imagined 51 years ago today on the first Earth Day, that our country would be in the …Read More


Dwelling with Holy Thursday

Dwelling with Holy Thursday

By Patrick Schmadeke The Catholic Messenger Jesus had a reputation for asking hard questions. In the Gospel reading for Holy …Read More