More than 50 young Iowans are amid thousands of people from around the world in Poland today as World Youth Day kicks off. Read on our blog here what it's like to celebrate our faith surrounded by so many people!
The Catholic Mirror, our diocesan newspaper, is undertaking a readership survey to better serve you. With the help of the Catholic Communication Campaign and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, consultant Helen Osman has visited the diocese and talked with 31 people through a series of focus groups. Now, we come to you asking for your input on what you think is important about our diocesan newspaper and your thoughts on how we can improve. You can get the survey on page 5 of this month's edition, or you can click here and complete the survey online.
We appreciate you taking a few minutes out of your day to help us serve you in the best way possible!
The Des Moines diocese now has an official and confidential hotline for Project Rachel, a national, diocesan-based Catholic ministry providing post-abortion help. The number to call is 515-393-5230 or email projectrachel@catholiccharitiesdm. Up to five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist at the diocese is provided. When you call Project Rachel, you'll be connected with Kelsey Tyrrell, Catholic Charities pregnancy and adoption advocate. Kelsey acts as a bridge to connect those who call with the appropriate next step, be it a counselor, a priest, a support group or Rachel's Vineyard, which provides post-abortion retreats.