The Diocese of Des Moines

Public Relations - press Center

The diocesan Communications Office assists with promoting events and programs within the Catholic community and the greater community.


Below is an archive of recent press releases.


Anyone interested in receiving diocesan press releases can e-mail their contact information to the diocesan Communications Office. For press releases issued prior to the dates below, contact the Communications Office.

 

2017

9-5-17  Bishop Statement on the Cancellation of DACA

8-29-17 Sister Mary Dingman

8-23-17  Catholic Charities Nancy Galeazzi Retires

8-13-17 Bishop Statement on Charlottesville

1-26-17 Bishop Statement on Border Security and Immigration

1-26-17 Bishop Statement on Border Security and Immigration (Spanish)

1-30-17 Adam Storey named vice chancellor

 

2016

1-8-16    Social Justice Events

2-8-16    Catholics Come Home

2-9-16    Ash Wednesday

2-16-16  24 Hours for the Lord

2-18-16  St. Theresa STEM visit

2-29-16  No Local Impact

3-3-16    Award Recipients - ICE Awards

3-10-16  Senate Prayer 2016

3-15-16  Reed Leaving

3-16-16  Vicar General

3-17-16  Catechetical Institute

3-24-16  Assumption School

4-8-16    Apostolic Exhortation

5-17-16  Memorial Day Mass

5-18-16  Leadership Change at St. Thomas More Center

6-29-16  Catholic Foundation New Executive Director

6-30-16  Chancellor Appointment 

7-11-16  Diocesan Statement on Father Yamoah

8-26-16 Catholic Worker House

8-26-16 Priest Suspended

11-30-16 Diocese Awaits Verdict

 

2015

9-10-15 Bishop's statement on the Motu Proprio on annulments

6-26-15 ICC Bishops on gay marriage decision

4-30-15 Nepal Disaster Relief

4-07-15 Statement regarding employment concern at Dowling Catholic High School

4-07-15 New Schools Administrator

4-01-15 Lumen Christi nomination

3-25-15 Chrism Mass

3-05-15 Border Children

3-05-15 Pope Francis House

2-10-15 Ash Wednesday

1-26-15 Bishops support Education Savings Accounts

1-26-15 Pope grants priest's request to be laicized Spanish

1-26-15 Pope grants priest's request to be laicized

1-23-15 Church Without Borders

1-23-15 Catholic Schools Open House

1-16-15 Courage/Encourage Ministries

1-15-15 Mass for Life

1-15-15 Circle of Protection

1-5-15 Weekend Pro-Life, Social Justice Events

1-5-15 St. Luke School

 

 

 

2014

8-20-14 Christ Our LIfe Catholic Regional Conference

8-15-14 National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East

8-11-14 Assumption Parish, Churchville

8-8-14   Border Crisis

7-10-14 Senior Housing

6-30-14 Religious Liberty

6-30-14 Bishop acts on abuse allegation

6-26-14 ICC Bishops Statement on Border

6-23-14 Bishop Appointments

6-11-14 Fortnight for Freedom

5-14-14 Bishop pens DM Register Column on Climate

5-2-14   Director of Permanent Diaconate

4-5-14   Co-Vicars for Religious

3-5-14   The Light is On For You

3-3-14    Ash Wednesday

2-21-14  Capital Campaign Results

 

 

2013

12-6-13  Global wave of prayer to end world hunger

12-6-13  Our Lady of Guadalupe

11-20-13 Marriage Survey

11-14-13 Typhoon Disaster Relief

10-2-13 Cardinal Turkson

9-17-13 High School academic stats

9-12-13 Papal Honors

9-5-13   Prayer for Peace

9-5-14   My School is Cool

8-13-13  ICC Statement on Immigration

8-13-13 Capital Campaign

6-28-13 Young Adults Retreat

5-23-13 Boy Scouts

2-4-13  Hispanic Youth Ministry Coordinator hired

2-4-13  Hispanic Youth MInistry Coordinator hired - Spanish

 

 

2012

10-16-12 USCCB on HHS mandate

9-19-12 Mental Health Awareness Mass

9-19-12 Christ Our Life Regional Conference

7-27-12 Insurance awards grant to assist Catholic Charities

5-17-12 New Policy

5-15-12 CC Charities Night at Iowa Cubs

4-27-12 CC Rice Bowl grant announcements

4-24-12 Tornado Relief

4-17-12 CC Nationwide

3-23-12 Community betterment grants

3-22-12 CC Papero Conference - Spring 2012

3-21-12 Iowa Bishops encourage prayer, abstinence and fasting be dedicated to resolution of Religious Liberty

3-20-12 Bishop Pates to join delegation of US Bishops with Pope Benedict in Cuba

1-20-12 CC Mass for Life

1-20-12 Catholic Schools Week

1-13-12 CC Stalking Awareness Month

 

2011

12-6-11 Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish

12-6-11 Our Lady of Guadalupe English

11-30-11 Cristo Rey Status

11-22-11   Bishop elected USCCB IJP Committee chair

11-15-11 CC No Room At The Inn

11-1-11 Diocesan Centennial Parking

10-26-11 Bishop Appoints Diocesan Marriage Ministry Director

10-17-11 School Red Ribbon Week

10-13-11 CCUSA White House news Release

10-10-11 Diocese celebrates new country with Sudanese community

10-7-11 St Augustin School Award

10-3-11 Centennial Living in Christ Speakers

10-3-11 CC Oct Lunch & Learn Violence 

8-25-11 ACT Scores

8-19-11 Centennial: CB Region Celebration planned

8-18-11 Centennial: Calling All Singers

8-17-11 Centennial: Online registration open

6-09-11 CC 2011 Charities Night at Iowa Cubs
6-07-11 CC Caritas 2011
5-24-11 St. Augustin – healthy US school awards
5-23-11 Marriage Celebrations
5-11-11 Bishop names diocese’s newest parish
5-09-11 Op-Ed – Des Moines Register
5-06-11 New Council Bluffs Parish Named
5-03-11 CC Volunteer of the Year Awards
4-20-11 Statement on HR 657
4-18-11 New President for St. Albert School
4-15-11 CC Caritas Nominations 2011
4-06-11 St. Augustin – healthy US school awards
4-04-11 Bishop issues statement on Labor Unions

4-03-11 Bishop Bullock dies, seventh bishop of Des Moines 

3-22-11 Centennial Encuentro - Spanish

3-22-11 Centennial Encuentro - English

3-21-11 CC Art of Healing

3-16-11 Centennial - Mass on the Celtic Journey

3-15-11 CC Nationwide grant

3-10-11 Centennial - Drake University Choruses

3-8-11 Holy Family

3-7-11 Centennial - The Pope of the People

3-7-11 Ash Wednesday

3-2-11 Centennial - Des Moines Choral Society

2-28-11 Diocese, schools win Community Betterment Grants

2-10-11 Centennial - Heritage Pages on Display

2-7-11  CC Building donated to Catholic Charities

2-1-11 ICC Legislative Mass

1-31-11 CC Preview of documentary on Postville raid

1-28-11 CC Prayer for Life 2011

1-27-11 Phoenix House - TDVAM

1-20-11 Catholic Schools Week

1-19-11 CC 100+ Women Award - Refugee Program Grant

1-12-11 Documentary "Justice for Immigrants" shown this weekend

1-10-11 Centennial - St. John's Illuminated Bible in Stuart

 

2010

12-22-10 Midnight Mass at the Cathedral

12-20-10 CC CCHD Grant Recipients

12-17-10 Bishop announces new parish

12-08-10 Bishop speaks out on abortion clinic

12-06-10 Our Lady of Guadalupe events

12-03-10 Catholic Charities/No Room at the Inn Event

11-29-10 Centennial.St.John's Traveling

11-27-10 Prayer for Nascent Life

11-16-10 Centennial.DesMoines Choral Society

11-16-10 Diocese launches centennial year

11-08-10 Mass and Vigil for all Nascent Human Life

11-02-10 Catholic Charities Shelter Ribbon Cutting - blessing

11-01-10 SJEC new website

10-20-10 Catholic Schools Red Ribbon Week

10-18-10 Catholic Charities Reaccreditation 2010

10-18-10 Catholic Charities Counseling Conference - Kerr 2010

10-13-10  Cardinal Arinze on Bishop's radio show

10-07-10  St. Augustin hosts World Food Prize lecture

10-01-10 Cristo Rey School approved

08-26-10 Press release on theft. Statement with details.

 

Contact

Anne Marie Cox  Director  515-237-5046