World’s oldest woman: 115-year-old Catholic in Iowa

CNS uncovered this just posted on its blog: The Gerontology Research Group announced this week that 115-year-old Dina Manfredini is the oldest person in the world. She is Catholic and a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish in West Des Moines, Iowa. She inherited the title when 116-year-old Besse Cooper of Georgia died Dec. 4. [Read More...]

You really ought to give Iowa a try

I did, this weekend, when I gave a talk to a group of deacons in Des Moines.  I had a terrific time, and received a very warm welcome. It was my first time to that little corner of the country — we even drove through Madison County (famous for its bridges, you know) — and [Read More...]


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