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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.

Marriage & Family: What happened to keeping vows?

by Adam Storey | September, 27, 2018

A recommitment to keeping our vows -- both those of the laity and those of the Church -- could help with the pain we're experiencing from the abuse crisis.