Iowa bishop says pandemic should prompt release of Guatemalan detainees

Davenport Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula has asked the chief of Homeland Security in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to release three Guatemalan immigrant detainees because the COVID-19 pandemic "places immigrants being detained in a very vulnerable situation."

On anniversary of immigration raid, Iowans join in solidarity, prayer

One year ago, the lives of 32 families in this southeast Iowa town of 8,700 people were upended by an immigration raid that resulted in the arrest of 32 men at the concrete plant where they worked.

Iowa bishop presents coalition's Pacem award to Dalai Lama in India

In a Buddhist temple nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, more than 7,200 miles from Davenport, Iowa, the Dalai Lama received the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award from Bishop Thomas Zinkula.

Iowa priest reinstated; claims he abused minors not proved

Fr. John Stack, a priest of the Davenport Diocese, celebrated his reinstatement to active ministry with his first public Mass in 38 months on Father's Day, June 19, at the Clinton nursing home where his late father once resided.

A church trial outside the diocese found that accusations of clergy sexual abuse against Stack were not proved. The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith concurred with the trial judges' finding and Davenport Bishop Martin J. Amos announced Stack's reinstatement June 15.