Diocese of Davenport

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After a long study, the Diocese of Davenport has decided to close one of its parishes in Davenport. As of July 1st, St. Mary Parish will merge with St. Anthony Parish, downtown.

Augustana to Host Pacem in Terris Ceremony

Sep 23, 2019

A ceremony generally hosted at St. Ambrose University is coming to the Illinois side of the river for the first time. On Tuesday at 7 p.m., Augustana College will host this year's Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award ceremony.

Diocese of Davenport

Instead of the Quad Cities, this year's presentation of the Pacem In Terris, Peace and Freedom award was held in a Buddhist temple in the Himalays, 7,000 miles from here. 

Diocese of Davenport

A health expert, author, and human rights activist is this year's winner of the Pacem in Terris, Peace and Freedom Award. Widad Akreyi was born in the Kurdish region of Iraq, and as a child witnessed the genocidal campaign by Saddam Hussein against the Kurds in the late 1980's.

Diocese of Davenport

A "champion of the poor" is this year's winner of the Pacem in Terris, Peace and Freedom Award. 

Wednesday night the Diocese of Davenport will honor 88 year old Father Gustavo Gutierrez who divides his time between a parish in Lima, Peru and teaching theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Remembering Father Mottet

Sep 16, 2016
Diocese of Davenport

A man known for his decades of work for social justice has died. Monsignor Marvin Mottet died Friday at the age of 86.

After attending Saint Ambrose College, Mottet was ordained to the priesthood at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport in 1956. A year later, he helped organize the Catholic Inter-racial Council in the city to fight racial discrimination and segregation. 

Diocese of Davenport

A Buddist monk is this year's winner of the Pacem in Terris, Peace and Freedom Award, from the Catholic Diocese of Davenport. 

Kent Ferris, director of social action for the Diocese, says Thich Nhat Hanh began working for peace as a young man in his home country of Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. And he's credited with creating what's called the "engaged Buddist movement."

QC Congregation Celebrates Marriage Equality

Jun 26, 2015
Unitarian Universalists

The Supreme Court ruled today that gay marriage is legal everywhere in the United States- and some Quad Cities residents are celebrating. Tonight, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities will hold a "standing on the side of love" celebration, in Davenport.