Greetings from
Bishop Amos

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Sacred Heart Cathedral Campaign
In an effort to make Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport a place for all diocesan Catholics to call home, Bishop Martin Amos has requested a campaign to enhance the cathedral’s hospitality and welcoming presence. The cathedral has a great need for additional restrooms, handicap-accessible entrances and a place to gather before and after diocesan celebrations. Please support Cathedral Sunday (Feb. 15) and make your cathedral a welcoming place for all of our diocesan and liturgical events!

Please watch a video about Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Bishop seeks input on synod working document

Bishop Martin Amos invites the people of the Diocese of Davenport to share their thoughts on the document produced from last year’s Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family. Worldwide responses to that document, “Relatio Synodi,” will be incorporated into a working document for this year’s world Synod of Bishops on the Family to be held in October. That document is called a “Lineamenta.”

“We are being asked to comment on the ‘Lineamenta’ questions,” Bishop Amos said. “The document and the questions are divided into three parts. I plan on submitting a summary on each part rather than on each question. If you have a comment on any particular question or any particular part I would ask that you email it by Feb. 13 to Marianne Agnoli, coordinator of Family Formation/Lay Ministry For­mation, at agnolim@davenportdiocese. org.” The 25-page document is available for viewing. 

Bishop Amos and his staff will compile responses from individuals, Diocesan Pastoral Council, Presbyteral Council, Tribunal and other organizations and entities for a report to be submitted to the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. USCCB President Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will compile reports from all of the U.S. bishops and submit an executive summary to the general secretary of the Synod of Bishops. The U.S. bishops’ individual reports also will be sent to the Holy See. That was the same process used for the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops.

“This process is intended to seek the broadest consultation about the vocation and mission of the family in the church and contemporary world,” Bishop Amos said. “Your input is very important to me.”


Diocesan Prayer for 2015prayerlogo

Official prayer of the Diocese of Davenport, 2015
PDF: English | Spanish

Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015

food for allOne Human Family,
Food for all.


Bishop's Safe Environment Letter 2014

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

Response Document | The Catholic Messenger  Article

Tony Melendez Concert March 6/7

crs rice bowl


Immigration Prayer Card

From Bishop Amos:

The Holy Father has challenged us to proclaim our faith values; and he has specifically addressed the threats to dignity, and even of life itself, of migrants. 

My fellow Iowa bishops and I have issued a Statement on Immigration Reform through the Iowa Catholic Conference.  This statement underlies all of our Church teachings.  It applies from the moment of conception to the last moments of life and encompasses all people on earth. 

We recognize that not only are the vast majority of the people of Iowa of immigrant descent but that even our Catholic faith is an immigrant to this great state and nation. 


Iowa Bishops' Joint Statement on Immigration Reform





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

Abuse of Minors - The Church's Response

The Catholic Messenger video site
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Diocesan Planning Commission
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Bishop Amos' Vision Planning Video
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