Keeping up with the news in 2022

Barb Arland-Fye
Bishop Thomas Zinkula encourages Catholics in the diocese to connect with The Catholic Messenger.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Conversations have begun in our diocese about what it means to be a Church that listens to everyone, especially those on the margins. The Catholic Messenger is providing coverage to raise awareness in print, E-edition and on the web. The conversations are essential to Pope Francis’ initiation of Synod 2021-2023, an opportunity for Catholics worldwide to listen with the ears of the heart to others and to the Holy Spirit to discern in a spirit of prayer how we, as Church, are called to respond.

The Messenger offers value to the diocese in a variety of ways. As the bishop’s publication, it communicates news of the diocese to parishes and shares their stories with a broad audience. Our diocesan newspaper is also an effective, economical communication tool to promote our upcoming capital campaign and other initiatives.

On multiple media platforms, The Catholic Messenger connects us to the Good News of Jesus Christ as lived out in our local Church and universal Church. Check out the Messenger’s website at, which is the gateway to the publication’s media platforms, including the E-edition.


This weekend, parishes kick off the 2022 subscription drive. To help encourage more people to subscribe, all households in the diocese will receive one free print edition of The Catholic Messenger on Jan. 27 and free access to the E-edition from Jan. 27 to Feb. 27. The special issue will include Catholic Schools Week coverage and the monthly Spanish page.

No other media, print or digital, covers the Catholic Church in our diocese with the expertise and integrity of The Catholic Messenger. It is a real value at $29 per year for 50 issues — print or E-edition. Watch for the subscription drive in your parish.

My hope is that all the households in the diocese will subscribe to The Catholic Messenger. Please subscribe and/or buy a subscription for a friend or family member. Staying connected to our local Church and the universal Church is one way to develop your faith.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Rev. Thomas R. Zinkula
Bishop of Davenport

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