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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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…Continue
Article by Father Gross, chaplain for Ossian Knights.
---->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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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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Why be Catholic? See the video series by Father Gross at http://iowakofc.org/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=15oy17lb6eeal
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A special thanks to St. Columbkille and all the area Knight's in Northeast Iowa that helped make the Fatima Conference in Dubuque successful.…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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