Most Rev
Martin J. Amos
Bishop of Davenport

Greetings from the chancery of the Diocese of Davenport

As fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, we are all called to serve one another according to our gifts and abilities.  On this website you will find a wealth of information including references, policies, and documents for your use.  My staff is here to assist you.  Please feel free to contact them by phone, e-mail or in person.

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Request for Special Collection to benefit the people of Ecuador affected by the April 16 Earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador affecting 100,000 people as homes and roads were destroyed, and claiming more than 500 lives on Saturday, April 16.  Officials note that damage is compounded by rainy season landslides and that the full magnitude and scope of the earthquake is unknown as bodies continue to be found in the rubble.

People urgently need basic essentials.  Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is partnering with local churches and other Caritas agencies to assess where to respond and what the most urgent needs are.  In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we note how closely the immediate needs reflect three of the Corporal Works of Mercy, the need for water, food and basic safe shelter.  Our brothers and sisters in Ecuador already living in extreme poverty do indeed need to be mercifully remembered.

CRS desperately needs our help so that people and communities most in need can be assisted.  I am asking that all parishes consider adding a special collection to benefit the victims of the Ecuador earthquake on the weekend of May 14-15.  As with previous large-scale relief requests, make the check payable to the Diocese of Davenport with ‘CRS Ecuador Earthquake Relief’ on the memo line.

Thank you for your consideration and please continue to pray for those affected by the earthquake.

Sincerely in Christ,
Bishop Amos

Iowa Catholic Conference statement on Syrian refugees
Refugees Video

FAQ about Pope Francis' Revision to the Marriage Annulment Process

Response from Bishop Amos
to the Survey for the
Extraordinary Synod on the Family 2014

Response Document
 The Catholic Messenger  Article


HHS Mandate
Diocese's HHS Mandate page
USCCB Page on HHS mandate
(including legislative contacts)
Iowa Catholic Conference

Initiatives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Religious Freedom
Marriage: Unique for a Reason
Research and Resources for the New Evangelization CARA Research November 2012

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