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In the Heartland With Bishop Pates: Welcome Bishop Joensen

by Diocese of Des Moines | September, 18, 2019

Bishop Pates welcomes the next bishop to Des Moines. Given his years in education, Bishop-elect Joensen will help people embrace the faith in the face of many moral dilemmas.

Marriage & Family Life: Road to sainthood is paved with challenges

by Adam Storey | September, 18, 2019

What in the world do football and faith have in common? Both require dedicated work, practice and learning from mistakes.

In the Heartland With Bishop Pates: A Heart Filled With Gratitude

by Bishop Pates | August, 21, 2019

Bishop Pates is thankful for the opportunity to serve the people of the Diocese of Des Moines and for a letter from Pope Francis congratulating him on his 50th anniversary as a priest.