Catholic singles, it’s time to get expert advice – direct from the bishops. Here at “Faith, Hope & Love,” we’re excited to launch a new department called “Ask A Bishop” in which you can send your questions to rotating bishops across the country. They will write personal responses to be published on our blog.
We begin with Bishop Richard Pates, who serves the diocese of Des Moines, Iowa. He is a wise, compassionate shepherd. Since being installed as Des Moines’ ninth bishop in May 2008, Bishop Pates has articulated four priorities for his service: building up a vocation culture; reaching out to newcomers, especially Spanish-speaking people; encouraging evangelization; and engaging youth and young adults.
What would you like to ask Bishop Pates? Got a question about the church? Dating? Discernment? Theology? Religious life? Leave it in a comment below. He’ll choose one to answer exclusively for “Faith, Hope & Love.”