The following was provided by Don Hauser, Past Grand Knight and current Publicity Director, for Saint Augustin Council 10558 in Des Moines. For more information, you can contact Don via email at firstname.lastname@example.org…Continue
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The Iowa Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Finals were held at the Pella Soccer Complex on October 18, 2014. The finals were the culmination of a four-tier competition that began in early September at the local Council level in each contestant’s home area. The youngsters aged 9 to 14 competed with others their age and gender. Winners from the local contest faced competition from ever increasing areas at the District and…Continue
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To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative network
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference in the political arena. Especially when your contacts with legislators are combined with those of your friends and neighbors, I have seen many instances where you have had a real impact. Keep your head up looking for opportunities to help, and your head down in prayer!
Right now we’re asking for your help with three items:
1. We are asking for contacts to Congress…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on October 17, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments
Recently I was made aware of a story about Brittany Maynard. She is terminally ill and she has chosen to end her own life through assisted suicide. Regardless of her religious affliation, of which I don't know, the very idea that she has considered and accepted the notion of assisted suicide saddens my heart.
Life is precious, from conception to natural death.
That is the culture of life.…Continue
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Fr. Thomas Kocik, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River and a fellow Mt. St. Mary's University Alum recently posted the following. I would like to share his thoughts with you, regarding liturgical sensibilities...
One of the chief arguments for the traditional Christian practice of celebrating the Eucharistad orientem — the priest and people together facing the same direction, toward the liturgical “east” of the apse — is that the Mass…Continue
Recently, as I was making a holy hour, I was reflecting upon the mystery of the Cross. I was trying to wrap my head around the sacrifice that Christ made for all of humanity. The scope of that sacrifice is almost unfathomable, but as I was praying a thought occurred to me which started to override all other thoughts.
Christ made that sacrifice for all of humanity, because He knew that the bonds of sin which encompass us all must be once and forever broken.
His unselfish action…Continue
This week, we would like to focus on calling men to be Knights of Columbus. Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with the community; it is supporting the local…
Added by Andy Milam on September 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
At the Knights of Columbus College Conference being held 26-28 September 2014, College Councils for the first time were recognized for having earned the distinction of Star Council. The Star Council Award is the highest distinction any Council can achieve. It takes into consideration a Council’s membership and insurance growth, as well as programming activities reported in each of six program categories, which are the…Continue
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Worthy Brothers and Sir Knights,
Many within our ranks of the Knights of Columbus have taken the oath to defend our nation, our values, and there are many Knights today that still battle with memories that haunt them – I’m one of them.
Suicide is not how it has to end. I was fortunate enough to talk with a Soldier about a year ago, and help him get through the darkness. He was in the act of committing suicide when I called – that brief interruption…Continue
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This week, the Knights of Columbus would like to focus on vocations to the religious life. Last week we spoke about the importance of the priesthood. This week, we would like to speak to the importance of religious life. Again, in much the same way as the priesthood, to consecrate one’s life to God is a unique and often times daunting proposition. It can be a time of great fear and at the same time it can be a time of wonder, growth, and in many cases a greater understanding of what it…Continue
Iowa Knights of Columbus Family Director Joe Pollpeter announced the August 2014 Knight and Family of the Month for the Iowa…Continue
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Brothers, in the last few weeks, most have heard that there is an evil action afoot in Oklahoma City to stage a so-called, "Black Mass." This insidious action is a direct attack upon Catholicism and our very foundation. Please join me in uniting with my friend and spiritual guide, Archbishop Paul Coakley praying for a direct end to this evil action.
Please pray daily, The Prayer to St. Michael. This is offered to defend the Church in Oklahoma City against the wickedness and…
This week’s look into the Knights of Columbus is the Rosary. The Knights of Columbus don’t carry weapons as a matter of practice. Sure, there are the swords that the Honor Guard carry, but those are purely ceremonial. However, the Knights of Columbus are charged with a very important job and that is one of protecting the Church, spiritually. The way that this is done is through prayer. The “weapon” of choice for the Knights of Columbus is the Rosary.
As Knights we have the opportunity…Continue
In October 2014, the Knights of Columbus launched “Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive” to help both our families and parishes grow in the faith.
This program will help Knights and their families prepare for the 8th World Meeting of Families to be held next year in Philadelphia, while also offering opportunities for daily…Continue
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ALERT – TAKE ACTION TODAY
The U.S. Catholic bishops and Catholic Charities USA have sent an action alert in support of the Second Chance Act. Please send a message to your Senators and Representatives as the bill is starting to move in Congress.
This bill funds many programs that provide crucial employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, mentoring, and other services…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on September 12, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments