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Jim Brockert - Still Agency July Agent of the Month

Williamsburg, IA – The Still Agency, serving nearly 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, is proud to announce that Field Agent Jim Brockert was Agent of the Month for July 2015.

 Jim is a dedicated and true professional.  By enhancing and protecting his…

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Added by Pamela Kae Still on August 4, 2015 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

Latin, The Sacred Language of the Catholic Church

The use of the Latin language in the life of the Church is something that has grown to be a very big point of contention over the last 47 years since the first vernacular Ordo came out after Vatican Council II.  There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon and the reasoning for abandoning the language is just as numerous.  However, I am going to offer a few points which will hopefully allow you some insight into the importance of Latin in the life of the Church.…



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Added by Andy Milam on August 4, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Brother Knight and Past District Deputy Ken Mihm convalescing at Wellington Place in Decorah

Brother Knight and Past District Deputy Ken Mihm has had heart surgery and is now convalescing at Wellington Place in Decorah. He anticipates being there for the next couple of months. Please be sure to pray for him, visit him, and/or write him c/o Wellington…

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Added by Decorah Knights on August 2, 2015 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - July 31, 2015 - Failing to respect the dignity of human life

FAILING TO RESPECT THE DIGNITY OF HUMAN LIFE

The release of videos showing Planned Parenthood’s involvement with the provision of babies’ organs following an abortion has prompted much reaction.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), noted that “Pope Francis has called abortion the product of a ‘widespread mentality of profit, the throwaway culture, which has…

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Added by Tom Chapman on July 31, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

The Orans Position

There has been a growing posture in the American Church recently of people holding their hands in the fashion of the priest during the Our Father.  This posture is called the orans position.  This practice, while at first blush seems to be pretty innocuous actually is not in keeping with either traditional or current liturgical law.  By that I mean that we as Catholics have roles which we are to fulfill with regard to our lives within the Catholic Church and in this instance,…

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Added by Andy Milam on July 31, 2015 at 9:31am — 3 Comments

Iowan Youth receives International KofC Scholarship

The Iowa State Council and Council #952 in Algona, IA, are proud to announce that Kaitlyn Fogarty has been awarded the Knights of Columbus John W. McDevitt Scholarship. 

This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors whose…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on July 31, 2015 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Iowa Knights of Columbus Flagpole Plaza at Camp Sunnyside Dedicated

Easter Seals Iowa formally dedicated the Iowa Knights of Columbus Flagpole Plaza at Camp Sunnyside with a ribbon cutting on 29 July 2015.

Spearheaded by Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038 in Ankeny, the area renovated was flattened to allow for a beautiful cement plaza that is fully accessible for individuals who utilize wheelchairs, walkers,…

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Added by Jason Follett on July 29, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

'Open letter to Planned Parenthood' from National Catholic Register (a part of EWTN)

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/ebrandenburg/instead-of-fretting-over-labels-lets-fret-over-our-legacy/#ixzz3gSHrIJyP

This link is a National Catholic Register Article regarding the recently disclosed video of a Planned Parenthood official casually discussing over a nice dinner & wine unbeknownst to her that it was with an undercover…

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Added by Dennis Shea on July 22, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Field Agents Wally Witt and Dan Conlon Announce Contest for District 8 Councils

Insurance Field Agents Wally Witt and Dan Conlon announced that they would be running a contest to encourage the councils of …

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Added by District 8 Knights on July 22, 2015 at 12:31am — No Comments

Three District 8 Councils Receive Prayer Box Award from Field Agent Dan Conlon

For meeting membership and insurance goals and receiving Star Council status for 2014-2015, each of the following councils received a Prayer Box from Field Agent…

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Added by District 8 Knights on July 22, 2015 at 12:16am — No Comments

New Posts Coming Soon!

Everyone,

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement.  I am currently working on a series to put out with regard to some very interesting topics in the Church today.  Please be patient with me as I make sure they are properly vetted.  This is something that I normally do.

I promise that you won't be disappointed.  Please check back soon!

Vivat Jesus!

Added by Andy Milam on July 21, 2015 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Welcome to a new fraternal year

Welcome to a new fraternal year!  Each July, there are changes in the team of officers, yet the mission of our order and our council remains constant.  Since May 6, 1956, the day that Council 4208 received its charter from the Supreme Council, we have embraced the call to continue the work that Venerable Father McGivney envisioned.

During the coming year, we will continue with a number of established projects, such as the…

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Added by Decorah Knights on July 18, 2015 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

Eighteen days into the new year

Welcome to a new fraternal year!  Each July, there are changes in the team of officers, yet the mission of our order and our council remains constant.  Since April 5, 1964, the day that Council 5544 received its charter from the Supreme Council, we have embraced the call to continue the work that Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney envisioned.

During the coming year, we will continue with a number of established projects, such as the upcoming Campaign for Persons with Intellectual…

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Added by Cedar Rapids 5544 on July 18, 2015 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Fraternal Leader Training- July 23, 7:00 PM

There is still time to participate in the next Fraternal Leader Training and Best Practices Webinar. This webinar is geared toward ALL fraternal leaders. Follow the link below to register and then be at your computer with the sound turned up on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on July 15, 2015 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Iowa KofC Flagpole Plaza at Camp Sunnyside Ribbon Cutting July 29th

Added by Jason Follett on July 14, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments

New Hampton KofC offers Clergy Appreciation Night

Monday July 13, 2015 New Hampton Knight held their Clergy appreciation night.  Dinner was held in Hynes Hall  at 6:30.  After dinner recognition was giving to our Gifted Clergy by Dan Conlon. Present were  Fr. Marks, Fr. Marv, Sister Vickie, Deacon Vic, seminarian Blake Neville ( who been helping in the Parish), Keren Bonfig, and Jacob Carison.   …

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Added by Terrance H Kasuboski [TERRY] on July 14, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

State Chaplain remarks during the July 2015 State Family meeting

On Saturday, July 11, State Chaplain Father William Reynolds gave an address to open the July 2015 State Family meeting of the Iowa State Council, Knights of Columbus. Below are his remarks-

Dear Worthy State Deputy Aldrich, Worthy Supreme Membership…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on July 14, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments

An exciting begining to the 2015/16 year

On July 11-12, fraternal leaders from throughout the state gathered in Des Moines for the Organizational Meeting for the Iowa State Council, also known as the July State Family meeting.

Newly installed Worthy State Deputy Jon Aldrich called the meeting to order and challenged the 100+ Knights to Be Courageous…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on July 12, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Knights of Columbus State Family

State Leaders met in Des Moines, July 11 & 12, 2015.  Our new District Deputy is Chris Determan.  Our council is now in District 40.

Added by Grinnell Knights on July 12, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

State Family Meeting

Greetings from Des Moines!  It's official--I was installed as the new District Deputy of District 31 this afternoon.

Vivat Jesus,

Russell

Added by Cedar Rapids 5544 on July 11, 2015 at 11:03pm — No Comments

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