Tag: Iowa

Historic flooding in Midwest threatening lives, destroying livelihoods

Historic flooding in Midwest threatening lives, destroying livelihoods

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee late March 19 expressed grief over the lives and livelihoods lost and threatened by the historic flooding in the Midwest and offered prayers for recovery.

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Parish hosts Bishop’s Bike Ride as cycling send-off for event across Iowa

Parish hosts Bishop’s Bike Ride as cycling send-off for event across Iowa

| Barb Arland-Fye | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

They arrived outside St. Mary Parish rectory practically incognito: 13 smiling clergy and laypeople wearing sun glasses and bike helmets and ready for the Bishop’s Bike Ride.

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Iowa legislature sends fetal heartbeat bill to governor

Iowa legislature sends fetal heartbeat bill to governor

| Barb Arland-Fye | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

A bill described by some observers as the most restrictive abortion legislation in the nation has been sent to the desk of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.

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Speaker to grandparents: Bring God to grandchildren

Speaker to grandparents: Bring God to grandchildren

| Melenie Soucheray | May 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

At first regional grandparents meeting, adult faith formation director shares advice for fostering faith

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Iowa House passes measure to ban almost all abortions after 20 weeks

Iowa House passes measure to ban almost all abortions after 20 weeks

| Joanne Fox | April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pro-life supporters are praising the Iowa House of Representatives on passing legislation that bans almost all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

In response to the fatal shootings Nov. 2 of two police officers, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said the diocese stands in solidarity with members of the local police force.

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Iowa bishop supports medical marijuana bill in letter to lawmakers

Iowa bishop supports medical marijuana bill in letter to lawmakers

| Anne Marie Cox | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines urged state lawmakers to pass legislation that would legalize medical marijuana.

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Day trip to Iowa grotto: fun and contemplative

Day trip to Iowa grotto: fun and contemplative

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In late August, I convinced some friends to go on a day trip to a small northern Iowa town about 200 miles from the Twin Cities to see the Grotto of the Redemption.

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