AMRH 7-1-17

July 1-15, 2017 EVENTS


July 2 – Centering Prayer: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
July 4 – AMRH office closed.
July 6-10 – Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Team arrives at noon and participants arrive at 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Participants depart at 4:00 p.m. and team departs at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
July 9 – Secular Franciscans: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
July 10 – Rev. Daniel Knipper: 50th Anniversary Mass and reception (7:00 p.m.)
July 11-12 – ACCW Board:  Arrive 3:00 p.m. Tuesday and depart 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.
July 14-15 – Totus Tuus: Arrive Friday evening and depart Saturday morning.

Dispensation from the obligation to abstain from meat on St. Patrick’s Day, 2017

To the Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese of Dubuque,

Those of us who are 14 years of age and older are obliged by Church law to practice the penance of abstaining from eating meat on the Fridays of Lent.

This tradition helps us to remember how Jesus loved us and gave himself up to death for our salvation, as well to inspire us to imitate Jesus’ loving gift of self by an act of penance or charity.

However, as St. Patrick’s Day this year falls on a Friday of Lent, and as celebrations often include serving meat, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Dubuque … Continue reading…

Iowa Bishops comment on Supreme Court marriage decision

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage saddens us. To make something legal does not mean that it is true or good. Take, for example, the ruling that legalized abortion.

Notwithstanding this ruling, we will continue to lead people to live under the Gospel, which requires us to be humble and loving to all others, regardless.

The Gospel also compels us to defend and share with others Jesus’ teaching on marriage, which re-asserted the original plan of creation, and which no one can rend asunder:

One man and one woman who freely give themselves to each other in a permanent and exclusive partnership, … Continue reading…