Bishop Richard Pates and Gov. Terry Branstad
Interfaith Prayer Service of Dedication — Jan 14, 2011
An interfaith prayer service of dedication was held at St. Ambrose Cathedral on Jan. 13 at which Gov.-elect Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov.-elect Kim Reynolds pledged to serve the people of Iowa. During the service, which came at Branstad's request, Msgr. Frank Bognanno offered a sermon in which he said those in attendance were praying for wisdom for our elected officials. Wisdom, he said, is a combination of reason and faith. A reception was held after the service at the Catholic Pastoral Center.