The Diocese of Des Moines
September 19, 2014
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

This is it! This is the big weekend for the third Christ Our Life Catholic Regional Conference! Don't have a ticket? You can get one online or at the door for this two-day, faith-filled event. Check out the schedule of speakers, ticket information, location and more at the website. See you there!




September 16, 2014
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Bishop Richard Pates is expected to lead a pilgrimage for peace to Ramallah today, where he hopes to meet with Palestinian officials. After prayer, the 18 bishops on the journey to the Holy Land will head to Jerusalem. Yesterday, the  group toured the Old City of Jerusalem including the Western Wall and Dome of the Rock. The bishops prayed for peace at the Western Wall. They celebrated Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes and ended their day in Nazareth.




September 15, 2014
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Bishop Richard Pates and the 17 bishops on a prayer pilgrimage for peace in the Holy Land visited Gaza yesterday. Hear Bishop's reflection on the days' journey. Today, the bishops will tour the Old City of Jerusalem including the Western Wall and Dome of the Rock. At the Western Wall they will place prayers for peace. They'll go to Galilee, lunch at the Mount of Beatitudes and visit the site of the multiplication of the loaves and fish. The bishops will celebrate Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus taught "Blessed are the peacemakers..."




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