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Bishop Martin Amos keeps a busy schedule, but always allows time to read The Catholic Messenger, even at the barber shop! He believes every Catholic household should make time to read each week’s Messenger. Cutting the bishop’s hair is Keith Pauli, a barber at Devils Glen Barber Shop in Bettendorf.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Communicating a living faith in a rapidly changing world is a challenge The Catholic Messenger responds to with integrity and commitment. In this Year of Faith The Messenger has introduced a monthly Spanish page for our growing Hispanic population and a new E-edition, a full-color version of the newspaper’s print edition, to meet the demand for information delivered to tablets and laptops. The E-edition doesn’t replace the print edition; you can subscribe to either one, or to both, for the same price.
Published continuously since 1882, The Catholic Messenger helps me as your bishop to reach Catholics throughout the diocese in southeast Iowa with an award-winning news and information resource that is read and appreciated locally, nationally and globally.
The Messenger helps us stay informed of issues affecting our Church and the world around us, providing a Catholic perspective along with thoughtful commentary, editorials and letters to the editor. This year’s editions will include a Year of Faith series on Catholics in our diocese sharing their stories of faith in print and on video via The Catholic Messenger’s website at
For coverage of our diocese, no other news source meets the needs of Catholics in our 22-county area whether reporting news affecting parishes, providing catechesis on Church documents, enriching our opportunities for faith formation or sharing inspiring personal stories of faith.
This month during The Catholic Messenger’s annual subscription drive I am asking all Catholic households of our diocese to begin or renew a subscription. I believe you will find something of value in every issue. I personally rely on it to announce clergy and lay leadership appointments and to inform the faithful of important events such as the Chrism Mass, Rite of Elect and visits to parishes and schools.
In addition to the print and E-edition, The Catholic Messenger has a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter to bring the Good News to you wherever you are.
The Catholic Messenger remains a vital part of the ministry of our diocese, yet it requires your support today more than ever before. The cost of $29 for a year’s subscription — print, E-edition or both — is truly a worthy investment. Please subscribe and read it faithfully.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Rev. Martin Amos
Bishop of Davenport

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