Iowa Catholic Radio is the radio voice for the parishes and schools of the Diocese of Des Moines, Bishop Richard Pates, the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Charities, and Catholic businesses in Iowa, offering more than half a million Christians the opportunity to hear the Word of God. 


Iowa Catholic Radio strives to connect people with Christ and His Church on their faith journey through programming that teaches, defends, and evangelizes the Catholic faith. 

Catholic radio renews hearts and minds, changing lives. 


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Prayer for a New Bishop for the Diocese of Des Moines

O God, Gentle Shepherd, you lead your Church to The New Moment with loving care.

You have blessed our diocese time and again with good, wise, and holy bishops.

We are grateful for Bishop Pates's dedicated  ministry to us. We ask you to bless him

as he completes his service to the Diocese of Des Moines.

Grant us another Bishop who will inspire the clergy, religious, and laity of our community 

to serve generously with him so that we might grow together in your love

and continue the good work you have begun in us for the sake of all people.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with you 

and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.