The U.S. bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” is underway. For more information check out the blog post on our website.
Here’s one reason why new legislation protecting religious freedom is necessary. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared, contrary to the plain meaning of current federal law, that the California Department of Managed Health Care can…Continue
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The Decorah Knights will hold their annual family potluck and installation of officers on Monday 11 July, which is also the feast of Saint Benedict, our patron.…Continue
Is Robert Cardinal Sarah, the recently-appointed prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, singlehandedly trying to restore the so-called movement of the "Reform of the Reform" of the new mass of Paul VI, derailed after (actually, even before) the abdication of Benedict XVI? That is the impression given by his groundbreaking article published in the official daily of the Holy See, L'Osservatore Romano, on June 12, and translated by us below. It…Continue
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Fr. David Ambrosy, assistant State Chaplain from the Archdiocese of Dubuque; Fr. Randy Schon, assistant State Chaplain from the Diocese of Sioux City; Fr. Chris Reising, assistant State Chaplain from the Diocese of Des Moines; Fr. Bruce DeRammelaere, assistant State Chaplain from the Diocese of Davenport; with Msgr. Larry Beeson, retired from the Diocese of Des Moines, and State Chaplain Fr. Bill Reynolds from the Diocese of Davenport, plan to present here, in no particular sequence,…Continue
The habit seems to be a particularly important factor for the success of religious communities. A 2009 survey conducted by the Center for Applied Research of the Apostolate found that two-thirds of new members had joined religious orders that wore habits. The authors concluded:
Having a religious habit was an important factor for a significant number of new members. Interviews with vocation directors also suggest that many who are inquiring into religious life are looking for the…Continue
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The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Queen of the Americas Guild are pleased to sponsor their 11th Annual Conference. This year’s topic will be Divine Mercy and Freedom of Religion. Guest Speakers included His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, and Fr. David Pignato. To see a complete schedule and reserve your space, contact Rebecca Nichols, 630-584-1822, or register online at…Continue
The Silver Rose will be coming to Iowa on June 19th and leaving Iowa on July 10th. We have 22 events scheduled with the Rose in the 22 days it will be in our jurisdiction. In the recent past, the rose has entered Iowa in the eastern part of the state and was available for events in eastern Iowa. Mike Lause and I wanted to have the Rose travel through western Iowa this year. And so there are events in Britt, West Bend, Storm Lake, Sioux City, Onawa, Council Bluffs, Carter…Continue
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Click here for the June 2016 Newsletter, which was sent out to members by regular mail.
Please note that much more information is available on the Decorah Knights' website:…Continue
[The following are excerpts from the Catholic Encyclopedia's entry on "clerical costume" and deals with the development of the Roman cassock as clerical dress.]Continue
Added by Andy Milam on June 7, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
PRIMARY ELECTIONS ARE TOMORROW
The political parties’ primary elections are being held tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Voter registration, or a change in party affiliation, are allowed at the polling place. For more information, go the Iowa Secretary of State's website at sos.iowa.gov.
You can also visit our website for a copy of our most recent "Faithful…Continue
The webinar was made available locally at the following location: http://iowakofc.org/events/knights-of-columbus-fraternal-officer-training
If you have a Profile Page on IowaKofC.org and wish to view the webinar, contact the Decorah Knights' webmaster (M),…Continue
"The Knights of Columbus is an organized way to express love of neighbor in acts of charity."
--Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight.…
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The Still Agency is proud to announce our newest professional field agent, Nick Still. Effective June 1st, 2016, Nick will be servicing the councils of Des Moines, Ankeny, Newton, Grinnell, Tama, and Toledo.
As a agent Nick meets and advises members regarding the products and services available to them as…Continue
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Construction of the new Our Lady of the Rosary Church Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
The following article is from Fr. Dwight Longnecker. There is some real truth as many in the State are facing realignment and consolidation. Also, with those things comes new construction. As many of our Brothers are part of planning committees at the parish level there is something to be said about this mentality. Please enjoy the…Continue
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Work on the 2016 legislative session is all wrapped up now that the governor has signed the appropriations bills. Click here for a complete review of the session on our website. There was the usual mix of successes and disappointments.
It’s time to encourage members of Congress to enact common-sense protections for pro-life health care workers. The Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R.…Continue
The 60th anniversary of Council 4208 and of Decorah Regina Mundi Court #1737 of the Catholic Daughters of America will be celebrated with a concert on 10 June 2016; International Irish Tenor Mark Forrest will perform. Click here for concert…Continue
Some things to do on a regular basis:
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Special Olympics Iowa is hosting their third annual Plane Pull event June 4 at the Endeavor Air/South Cargo Ramp at the Des Moines International Airport.
Teams of up to 20 will test their strength against a UPS 757 airplane weighing more than 120,000 pounds. Teams will compete to see who can pull the airplane 12 feet in the fastest time.
*NEW THIS YEAR: Teams will get to pull twice, with their fastest time counting as…Continue