Today the Archdiocese of Dubuque has a Catholic population just over 190,000 with 161 archdiocesan priests (82 in active ministry) and 166 parishes. The archdiocese encompasses 17,403 square miles throughout 30 counties in North Central and Northeast Iowa. Archbishop Jackels leads the nearly 70,000 registered Catholic households in continuing the mission of Jesus through the ministries of the Church.
According to Catholic tradition the Holy See was founded in the first century by Saints Peter and Paul, and it is the focal point of full communion for Catholic Christians around the world. As a sovereign entity, the Holy See is headquartered in, operates from, and exercises "exclusive dominion" over the independent Vatican City State enclave in Rome, of which the pope is sovereign. The Holy See is sometimes referred to as the "Vatican."
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of bishops who jointly exercise pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Catholic Directory is a free website for finding, reviewing, and connecting with Catholic churches and Mass times, organizations, resources, and businesses. Our mission "to provide a safe website for parishioners looking to connect with churches and find Mass, ensuring God’s grace may touch the heart of every man and of every woman and lead them to Him."
Catholic Answers is a media ministry that serves Christ by explaining and defending the Catholic faith. We help Catholics grow in their faith, we bring former Catholics home, and we lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the truth.
The Eternal Word Television Network, more commonly known by EWTN, is an American basic cable television network which presents around-the-clock Catholic-themed programming.