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Iowa Catholic Conference, Dec. 10, 2017

As often happens at the end of the year, Congress is addressing some important issues related to human life and dignity.

Many families affected by migration here in the United States need our support and action today. For example, since 2012, nearly 800,000 undocumented young people have passed background checks, paid a fee, and received permission to live and work in America through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Originally they were…

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Added by Tom Chapman on December 10, 2017 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Dubough General Assembly held its Fourth degree memorial mass

on Tuesday night on November 28, 2017 at the Basilica in Dyersville,…

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Added by KOC Council #5513 on December 7, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

Fr. Schmitt Silver Star mass at Loras College December 7, 2017

What an honor to pay our respects to Father Aloysius H. Schmitt. USN, Lieutenant, (junior grade) this morning at Loras College. Such a great mass with items from his last mass the morning of Pearl Harbor where he died.…

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Added by KOC Council #5513 on December 7, 2017 at 9:56am — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Chaplain Father Phil Gibbs Speaks at Luther College Chapel, Wed 29 Nov 2017

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Chaplain Father Phil Gibbs Speaks at Luther College Chapel, Wed 29 Nov 2017.



Click here for the ~20-minute video.…

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Added by Decorah Knights on November 29, 2017 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Congratulations to Elmer Pollpeter of Council 568 in Burlington

Congratulations to Elmer Pollpeter of Council 568 in Burlington--A winner of the Catholic Citizenship Essay contest for 2016-17.

Anna Marino, of West Burlington, a student at Notre Dame High School in Burlington, was selected as a 11th grade runner-up in the competition and received a $100 check from Supreme. Anna's award makes the second year in a row that Iowa has received recognition from Supreme in the Catholic Citizenship Essay…

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Added by Publicity Director on November 29, 2017 at 6:28am — 1 Comment

St. Patrick's Council #10768 places a new Pro-Life Banner

  St. Patrick's Council #10768 of the Knights of Columbus replaced the pro-life banner just west of Hampton IA along Highway 3 on the Jim and Sue Garrett property.   The banner stating "Respect Life from conception to natural death"…
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Added by Publicity Director on November 27, 2017 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter: Protecting the Vulnerable

We at the Iowa Catholic Conference are very grateful for your participation in our legislative network and willingness to take action on important concerns. We pray you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

USCCB PRESIDENT CALLS FOR PROTECTION OF THE VULNERABLE, ESPECIALLY MIGRANT AND REFUGEE FAMILIES

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers a Thanksgiving Day message to the nation with special gratitude for the…

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Added by Tom Chapman on November 22, 2017 at 9:50am — 1 Comment

Spiritual desolation versus depression

https://www.thewitnessonline.org/vocations/spiritual-desolation-versus-depression/

Article by Father Gross, chaplain for Ossian Knights.

Added by Ossian Knights on November 15, 2017 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

District 15 District Deputy November 2017 Discussion Agenda for Council Meetings

---->Comment on the Fraternal Benefits Night: http://iowakofc.org/events/fraternal-benefits-night 

---->Results of the Formation & Knighthood Degree Exemplifications in Monona: …

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Added by District 15 Knights on November 12, 2017 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 to Hold Church Drive this coming weekend

Decorah Knights Council 4208 to Hold Church Drive this coming weekend, 28-29 October. Information about Church Drives: http://iowakofc.org/page/church-drive-materials

Brother Knights, please call [five six three two seven seven zero zero four three] to volunteer:

Need at least one Knight to have paper and pencils in pews prior…

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Added by Decorah Knights on November 12, 2017 at 8:44pm — 13 Comments

District 15 Travel Gavel Schedule 2017-2018

The "travel gavel" is presented to a Council in northeast Iowa for best membership showing at meetings with other Councils. Travel Gavel points are added up over the fraternal year, and the northeast Iowa Council with the most points earns the Travel Gavel. Attending Travel Gavel meetings is a way to learn what other Councils are doing, and winning the Travel Gavel is a source of pride for the Council. Attending Travel Gavel meetings is a wonderful…

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Added by District 15 Knights on November 11, 2017 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Knight's in Action--Good Job St. Patrick's Knight's in Hampton Council #10768

The Knights of Columbus Council of St. Patrick's Catholic Church recently donated six cases (72) coats to Hampton-Dumont Schools. 
 
This is the second year St. Patrick's Knights of Columbus has worked with the Hampton-Dumont elementary and middle schools to 
distribute coats to students.
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Added by Publicity Director on November 7, 2017 at 7:33pm — No Comments

2017 Iowa Knights of Columbus Retreat

The Iowa Knights of Columbus 2017 Retreat was held this past weekend at the American Martyrs Retreat House in Cedar Falls. And attended by our Worthy State Deputy and other brother Knights. Here are some photos from the event.…

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Added by Publicity Director on November 7, 2017 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Nov. 7, 2017

The Iowa Catholic Conference (ICC) Board of Directors met late last month to consider its legislative agenda for the coming year.

Three recipients of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status addressed the board about their personal stories. Subsequently the ICC board approved a resolution in support of immigrants, particularly in support of legislative protection for “Dreamers” to ensure that they are not deported. An updated action alert to send a message to your member…

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Added by Tom Chapman on November 7, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Why be Catholic?

Why be Catholic? See the video series by Father Gross at http://iowakofc.org/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=15oy17lb6eeal

Added by Ossian Knights on November 6, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Thanks to all the Knight in the Dubuque Area for their help with the Fatima Conference

A special thanks to St. Columbkille and all the area Knight's in Northeast Iowa that helped make the Fatima Conference in Dubuque successful.…

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Added by Publicity Director on November 4, 2017 at 12:06pm — 2 Comments

Ceterville Council #2144 and St. Mary's Parish donate to rebuild Karamdes, Iraq

Inspired by attending the Supreme Convention in St. Louis, Administrative Assistant Ed Pancrazio approached his council, Centerville Council #2144, to help with the Supreme Knights mission to rebuild the town of Karamdes in Iraq.

Karamdes has suffered and been devastated by genocide at the hands of ISIS. The Christian population has been reduced by two-thirds, from 1.5 million to 500,000.

The area of Karamdes is in the Nineveh Plain. This is the…

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Added by Ed Pancrazio on November 4, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Knights of Columbus Insurance Provides Large Sums for Money for Charity

The Knights of Columbus is both one of the largest life insurers in North America and one of the largest donors to charitable causes. In the past decade, the Knights of Columbus and its…

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Added by District 15 Knights on October 28, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments

Knights Have a Moral Obligation to Invite Practical Catholic Men into the Order

As Supreme Knight Carl Anderson [has] reminded us, "It is our moral obligation to invite every eligible Catholic man to join the Knights of Columbus” (Page 2 of…

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Added by District 15 Knights on October 28, 2017 at 8:55am — No Comments

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