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Ask a Priest: Questions on bells at Mass, the Lord's prayer, and the alb

by Diocese of Des Moines | October, 23, 2018

Father John Ludwig answers questions about our Catholic faith.

In the Heartland With Bishop Pates: Gratitude

by Bishop Pates | October, 23, 2018

Bishop Richard Pates reflects on nearly 50 years of priesthood as his golden anniversary, Dec. 20, approaches.

In the Heartland With Bishop Pates: Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Church

by Bishop Pates | September, 27, 2018

Read Bishop's reaction to the grand jury report in Pennsylvania and what we've done here in the Des Moines diocese to prevent sexual abuse of minors by clergy.