Diocesan News

Mass on the Grass

Mass on the Grass

By Lindsay Steele The Catholic Messenger NEWTON — A man noticed a sign advertising Sacred Heart Parish’s inaugural Mass on …Read More


Chancery Profiles: Frank Agnoli

Chancery Profiles: Frank Agnoli

Name: Deacon Frank Agnoli Job titles: Director of Liturgy and Director of Deacon Formation Contact information: agnoli@davenportdiocese.org  or 563-888-4257 What …Read More


People

Persons, places and things: A big heart for love

Persons, places and things: A big heart for love

By Barb Arland-Fye Editor Dan Ebener sat in a chair, keeping vigil, as the setting sun’s rays cast a glow …Read More


Priest reflects on book that sheds new light on his brother priest

Priest reflects on book that sheds new light on his brother priest

By Fr. Lou Leonhardt For The Catholic Messenger Father Marvin Mottet’s life and mine were so different and yet they …Read More


Features

Question Box: The sign of the cross; jubilee year 2025

Question Box: The sign of the cross; jubilee year 2025

Q: How long have Catholics been making the sign of the cross? A: It is hard to pin down precisely, …Read More


New ideas on Catholic social thought and higher education

New ideas on Catholic social thought and higher education

By Timothy Walch Book review “Catholic Higher Education and Catholic Social Thought,” edited by Bernard G. Prusak and Jennifer Reed-Bouley. …Read More


Opinion

Food for thought this Fourth of July

Food for thought this Fourth of July

By Barb Arland-Fye Editorial Hot dogs are on the menu of many Independence Day celebrations and the centerpiece of Nathan’s …Read More


Trust in medicine

Trust in medicine

By Dr. Tim Millea Catholic Health Care Today One of the most important and basic human needs is the desire …Read More