Ordination Update: 14 New Deacons for Davenport

One of the newly ordained dropped me a note about this today. It happened on Saturday. The Catholic Messenger had some details last week: Twelve men will be ordained to the permanent diaconate and two men to the transitional diaconate for the Diocese of Davenport during Mass July 13 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Permanent deacons [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...]