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Residents continue recovery and cleanup efforts on May 23, 2024, with the help of family and friends following Tuesday’s destructive tornado in Greenfield, Iowa. The storm was responsible for several deaths in the small community.

Iowa parish still working to help tornado victims after deadly twister

May 24, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

After a tornado ripped through the small town of Greenfield, Iowa, on May 21, St. John’s Catholic Church has mobilized... Read more


Iowa diocese bans use of puberty blockers, transgender pronouns in schools and parishes

Jan 18, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, has banned the use of puberty-blocking drugs, transgender pronouns, and the use of bathrooms... Read more

The Iowa capitol. Credit: Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock.

Iowa attorney general releases report on clergy sex abuse

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Iowa Attorney General’s office has released a 30-page report on sexual abuse by members of the clergy, almost exactly... Read more