Project aims to provide education on church teaching on end-of-life care

As legislative proposals for doctor-prescribed suicide become more prevalent, the Catholic bishops of Iowa have organized a statewide effort to promote an awareness about end-of-life care aligned with Catholic teaching.

Iowa Catholic school students help peers in Africa one sole at a time

Students at Spalding Catholic School in Granville traced, cut and put fabric pieces in sets, but they weren't busy with some elaborate art project.

They were participating in a shoe-cutting party to benefit African children through the Sole Hope project, whose main goal is to provide closed-toe shoes so jiggers do not cause foot-related diseases.

Jiggers burrow into feet and lay eggs that multiply and damage tissue, causing pain and infections that may lead to amputation and even death.