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We are the Knights of Columbus of Iowa. This is our story. The story we can tell best. Men of Catholic faith, performing good works informed by faith. The story of Iowa Knights reaching out to each other as brothers and to the less fortunate making a difference in that small part of the world God has entrusted to us.

We are a family friendly fraternal organization dedicated to helping men, women, children and unborn children. We want to tell you of our activities, our goals and our inspiration. In turn we hope to inspire you the listener to join us in Serving God's people to build up a Culture of Life and of Love.

If you know of a Knight helping others we want to hear about it and so do our listeners! Have an idea for an interview? Email

Our mission is to Inform -- Inspire -- Invite using audio media on radio and the internet.

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Iowa Knight Life web presence

Started by M. Last reply by M Oct 5, 2015. 2 Replies

The purpose of this discussion is to think about the overall web presence of the Iowa Knight Life radio program. I am a big fan of the program and only hope to make the program's web presence…Continue

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How does one go about downloading Knight Life podcasts?

Started by M. Last reply by M May 30, 2015. 6 Replies

How does one go about downloading Knight Life podcasts?Thank you.Continue

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Comment by District 15 Knights on January 12, 2017 at 9:16pm

District 8 supports Iowa Knight Life!

Comment by M on January 12, 2017 at 9:13pm

Proposal for Februrary, March, and every other month: Teach the Faith. Teach the Faith coherently and consistently each month. This is not, to the best of my knowledge, being done in any other free, open format.

So, how to go about doing this? Here's a suggestion: Read a section per month from You don't have to write a script. You don't have to reinvent the wheel. It's right there. [I understand that you might need to get permission from CIS to do this, but I have a hard time imagining that they'll refuse permission since it'll be read by the Knights of Columbus on a Knights of Columbus radio program to evangelize and instruct Knights of Columbus and everyone else in Iowa and beyond.]

Why do this? See the following to understand:

Comment by M on October 21, 2015 at 5:59pm

Every Knight in Iowa should listen to every edition of Knight Life. This is an incredibly powerful and inspiring program. Thanks Mike for all of your hard work on this; please keep it coming!

Comment by Davis Assembly on October 5, 2015 at 5:11am appears to be out of date. Fyi.

Thanks for Knight Life!

Comment by M on September 9, 2015 at 8:23pm

Who is operating this group and who is running



Comment by M on June 1, 2015 at 1:13am

Here's a place to post the DD huddle podcasts:

Comment by M on May 31, 2015 at 5:26pm

I agree that making the huddle recordings accessible to leadership is a good thing, but I am convinced that to have the recording up on the totally public Iowa Knight Life website is counterproductive to the efforts of the Knights of Columbus because the discussions are semi-private and, because the recordings can be taken out of context by people not "in the know," could be counterproductive to the goals of the Iowa Knights of Columbus. I strongly suggest putting huddle recordings in a private area, as I suggested in my initial post on this issue. The private area would be accessible to Iowa Knights of Columbus leadership and, if both the huddles and the recordings are not meant just for District Deputies and State leadership, they should be retitled simply "huddles." I have to say that when the huddle was publicized on the website, I wondered if anyone could sign in and participate given that the gotomeeting weblink was published right on the totally publicly accessible website.

I like the huddles, I like them via the web (as long as audio quality is sufficient, which it seemed to be in this huddle), I like openness as much as possible, but there are limits to what should and should not be posted for all the world to see and hear. Please listen to this huddle from the point of view of a person who is not a member of the Knights of Columbus and who knows almost nothing about our wonderful organization--the recording gives the impression of a group of negative, downbeat, disorganized persons who are confused about what should be done to make the organization work. Unfortunately, that impression would be absolutely incorrect given the strong organizational structure of the Order at all levels and the hard and positive work being done by members at all levels. There's no need to air all dirty laundry for all the world to see when that laundry is out of context.

So who should have access to this podcast? State leadership and DD's and DW's for sure, but I agree with Jim that this could include GK's and DGK's; I would add financial secretaries.

Comment by Steve Heffern on May 31, 2015 at 11:11am

You both have good points, but I recommend that we err on the side of openness. Government bodies have open meeting laws that require public disclosure, we can at the very least do the same. We have nothing to hide. And there are nuggets of discussions that really provide insight to our members if they are interested enough to spend an hour of their time on "meh" for 30 seconds of "wow."

I'm thinking that we ask our WSD to post it on a page that requires logging in to the website. At least we can validate the that reader is at least a bonafide friend of the knights.

Comment by Jim Bates on May 31, 2015 at 9:39am

As a Deputy Grand Knight I learned from this recording. My council is served by a very competent DD but it would be difficult for him to share all that this huddle contained that might pertain to my council or to me in my council position. So, I'm in favor of keeping these recordings available to a wider audience than the DD, DW or state leadership positions. I suggest that people who participate in such events are reminded to keep anything that my be private kept offline and handled through another forum. It seems a recurring trend throughout the organization is difficulty in finding and nurturing council leaders. Many of the comments in this huddle mentioned that. I intend to be an effective GK and it's incumbent on me to do what I can to learn that position before I get there, not after. So please keep the "training" for council leaders coming; even if it's in the form of recording like this.

Comment by M on May 30, 2015 at 10:53pm

I am not convinced that having in public on the Iowa Knight Life page makes sense; this seems to be information that is only of interest--and only should be accessible--to District Deputies and District Wardens and State leadership. It seems to me that some of the discussions move toward the private realm. It seems to me that this podcast would be better placed in the District Deputy group ( For internal discussions and information dissemination, the electronic (gotomeeting) huddle is GREAT, and having access to the podcast is a fantastic resource for DD's and DW's  and State leadership but not for the public beyond that group.


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