- Jan 18, 2020
It wasn’t a miracle, but the scene that unfolded on Dan and Judy Gotto’s farm in Bankston shortly before Christmas became a beautiful testament to faith.
A Nativity scene removed from a county courthouse lawn in southern Iowa won’t be returning.
Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, was among 18 people who packed the reception area of a federal facility in Cedar Rapids, keeping vigil as Alejandro Guzman checked in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Despite news reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents would arrest several thousand immigrants in the country without documents July 13, attendance was not impacted at the charismatic congress sponsored by the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, and named as his successor Father William M. Joensen, a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa.