I'd like to know what you think about our state website and our use of technology in general. Now is the time to give your opinion! I've posted a survey on the website here: 2016 Website Survey
You can send in a paper survey or you can click to an on-line survey. There is even an open-ended question that will let you provide input on anything you want concerning information technology.
I received this today from our Supreme Secretary. I ask that you ensure all of our brothers adhere to our order's policy and our commitment to bearing courageous witness to the sacredness of life.…Continue
Added by State Deputy Iowa KofC on September 21, 2016 at 8:04pm — No Comments
“As faithful Catholics, we must consider every issue and candidate through the lens of God’s Word.” Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics, 2016
While most political attention is being paid these days to the presidential campaign, every seat in the Iowa House is up for election this fall as well as half of the Senate seats.
The Iowa bishops’ “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” has…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on September 19, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments
Added by Decorah Knights on September 16, 2016 at 4:46pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by District 8 Knights on September 13, 2016 at 5:05pm — No Comments
I'm pleased that my "Website Promotion" article has appeared in the September 2016 edition of The Knight Today. I'm thankful for the fine work Brother Francis Schlueter (editor) does in putting together that publication.
I'd like to bring to the attention of the reader that the…Continue
Added by M on September 10, 2016 at 3:14pm — No Comments
Iowa Knights of Columbus Culture of Life Committee has organised and is hosting an inaugural pregnancy resource conference to bring together pro-life advocates for training and networking.
Download the Flyer: …Continue
We will start a program where we monitor the building and access to the building while RE classes are going on. This will allow the Catechist to concentrate on teaching. We will ensure the safety of our Catechist and our students.
Added by St Johns Adel Council 9574 on September 6, 2016 at 8:18pm — No Comments
As a part of the Iowa bishops’ Faithful Citizenship effort, we ask you to pray for those who are in public service or running for office, that they may use their position to protect the defenseless, promote the life and dignity of the poor and vulnerable, and seek ways to advance fairness, justice, and dignity in our society.
Among the new resources…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on August 31, 2016 at 9:24am — No Comments
I am going to be taking a hiatus from posting for the month of September. I need to recharge my batteries a bit with regard to the blog, as well as do some research on how to best write about "Into the Breach."
That being said, I look forward to picking up the blog again in October. Please pray for me, as you remain in my prayers every day.
District Deputy #4
State Council, Iowa…
Added by Andy Milam on August 30, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
We are in the middle of a very tense time with regard to the 2016 election cycle. As we ramp up for November, it is important to take a moment to remember these very important words from our Supreme Chaplain.
His Excellency William E. Lori stated:
If we want to turn back the powerful incursions of secularism against the dignity of human life and the freedom to practice our faith . . . then we must . . . stand with Christ, to know our faith, to love…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on August 23, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
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Added by Steve Heffern on August 19, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
This is a reminder for all Decorah Knights and for everyone in general.
An excellent way to reach out to those in need is to offer Masses at the three Decorah care facilities. Here's the monthly schedule:
Added by Decorah Knights on August 17, 2016 at 10:46am — No Comments
The Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to Washington state regulations that require pharmacies to stock abortifacient drugs. As Justice Alito noted, “This case is an ominous sign.”
The Stormans family runs Ralph’s Thriftway, a local grocery store and pharmacy in Washington state. The family made a decision not to stock Plan B, a drug that can cause an early abortion. The Stormans are Christians who believe that life begins at conception, so they do not sell drugs that…
Added by Andy Milam on August 16, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
The Iowa bishops have released their “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” statement for the 2016 general election. The Catholic Church does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties. However, it contributes to the political process by encouraging Catholics to take action in the political arena with a properly formed conscience.
“The defense of human life and dignity must begin with the fundamental right to life from natural conception to natural death. From there it…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on August 15, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
We live in a time of immediate gratification and in a time of social media outpourings constantly. One such way to emote on social media is to form lists. 10 ways to be a better man. 15 ways to shave your dog. 8 ways to better brush your teeth. It goes on and on and on, ad nauseam.
I propose to you that lists are not, in and of themselves bad things, but rather it is the subject matter. IF the subject matter is inane, then the lists will be absurd.…
Added by Andy Milam on August 9, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
Continuing the conversation on morality from last week, we see a question regarding the Culture of Death arise.
Is the "culture of death" a characteristic of our century?
a) During the twentieth century ideologies have spread which see reason incarnate in the State, in the "super-race," in the Party. The State, for example, "had reason" to demand total submission of individuals, and it was "reasonable" for the individuals to submit…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on August 2, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Jason Follett on July 31, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
In our times, the questions around morality can be a little cloudy, the Church teaches one thing, society says another. Here are a few ways hopefully to look at a few of these questions in a new light.
Isn't effective contraception the best way to avoid abortion?
a) Promoters of abortion have sold public opinion on the idea that prevention of abortion depends on contraception. But the habit of contraception engenders an abortion…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on July 26, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
This year the Iowa Knights of Columbus will be even more involved with the Christ Our Life Conference in Des Moines on September 24th and 25th. Paul Lee will be leading the Rosary Sunday morning. And when people come into the conference on Sunday, they will receive a flyer that promotes the Consecration to the Holy Family and a prayer card with that prayer. During the closing Mass Knights will lead the attendees in this prayer of consecration.
The flyer will be provided to…Continue