After producing a weekly radio show for about six years -- with not one rerun! -- Bishop Richard Pates is shaking things up. "In the Heartland With Bishop Pates" is moving up an hour earlier every Friday to 9 a.m. In addition, he's interested in your questions. Send us your questions and then listen to hear Bishop's response this Friday at 9 a.m. on Iowa Catholic Radio and Spirit Catholic Radio.
His guest this week -- which just happens to be Catholic Schools Week -- is diocesan Schools Superintendent Tracy Bonday.
About a dozen folks from around the Des Moines metro area are on a mission trip to South Africa to help the poorest of the poor. They're traveling to Blessman Ministries, about three hours north of Johannesburg, to help the needy through an outreach founded by Dr. Jim Blessman, formerly of Des Moines. Our communication director, Anne Marie Cox, is joining them and she's set up a blog to provide a glimpse into this remarkable opportunity. Follow their journey by clicking here.