The public celebration of Mass in the Diocese has been suspended. All Catholics in the Diocese are dispensed of their Sunday obligation. // Todas las celebraciones públicas de la Misa (y todos los otros actos públicos litúrgicos o devocionales) son canceladas. Todos los Católicos de la Diócesis de Davenport están dispensado de la obligación de asistir a misa los domingos.
By Anne Marie Amacher The Catholic Messenger DAVENPORT — All Saints Catholic School students introduced the Quad-City region to the new 2020 “Everyone Counts!” Census song on Feb. 18. Shelby Newberry, a partnership specialist with the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Census Bureau, said only one other school in Iowa debuted the song – the day before in Des Moines. She said the song is important because it helps children spread the word about the upcoming U.S. Census. “It is important to count everyone, especially children,” Newberry said. The once in a decade nationwide count missed an estimated 1 million children in 2010, she said.
Pope Francis celebrates his 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on Friday, December 13. May his example of long and faithful service be an inspiration to bishops, priests, deacons, and all the faithful throughout the world. #PrayforPopeFrancis
On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the legality of the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and its attempted rescission by the Trump Administration. The USCCB, along with other institutional Catholic and Evangelical partners, submitted an amicus brief in support of the DACA recipients on October 4.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Peace and justice depend on respect for the human rights and human dignity of all people. “It is imperative that all religions teach their adherents to see the Image of God in those who are different,” said Bishop Munib Younan, a Lutheran church leader and Palestinian. He delivered that message during his passionate acceptance speech at the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award ceremony Sept. 24 in Rock Island, Ill. The Pacem in Terris Coalition, led by the Diocese of Davenport, chose Bishop Younan as the 49th recipient of the award for his vision and commitment to human rights, world peace and the nonviolent resolution of conflict. Past honorees include the Dalai Lama, Dorothy Day, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King, Jr.