January 2018 News Updates (7)

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Jan.28, 2018

Activity is picking up at the State Capitol as several issues of concern to Catholics are being considered.

There is a subcommittee meeting scheduled in the House on Tuesday to consider Senate File 481. This is the immigration enforcement bill that the Iowa Catholic Conference has opposed since it was introduced in the Senate last year. It passed the Senate last April and is being considered in the House.

Senate File 481 requires local jails to comply with all…


Added by Tom Chapman on January 28, 2018 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Jan. 21, 2018

It was another short week at the state Capitol as Iowans celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday last Monday.

A bill to bring back the death penalty was introduced Thursday in the Iowa Senate. Senate Study Bill 3042 would allow the penalty of death for the first degree murder of a peace officer. The Iowa Catholic Conference opposes the bill.…


Added by Tom Chapman on January 21, 2018 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Jan. 14, 2018

The 2018 session of the General Assembly convened last Monday. Much of the week was taken up by reports to the legislature by the executive branch, courts and the Iowa National Guard. The legislature will come back into session Tuesday, Jan. 16 after taking a break for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Governor Kim Reynolds delivered her first Condition of the State address last week. She mentioned several items of interest to the Iowa Catholic Conference. The governor stated her…


Added by Tom Chapman on January 14, 2018 at 9:48pm — No Comments

2017 Raffle for Life Concludes; Dorothy’s House Wins!

The Eleventh Annual Raffle for Life concluded on 4 December 2017 with the prize drawing at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny.

This year seven Knights of…


Added by Jason Follett on January 14, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Legislative session to convene Jan. 8

The second session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly is set to convene on Monday, when legislative leaders will address the chambers to talk about their plans for the session. Coming up on Tuesday is Gov. Kim Reynolds’ first “Condition of the State” speech to the legislature. The Republicans have control of the Senate 29-20 (with one independent) and the House by a count of 58-41 pending a special election.  

It appears that the legislature may find it necessary early in the session…


Added by Tom Chapman on January 4, 2018 at 11:47am — No Comments

Banuelos working with area Councils to Carry on Fr. McGivney's Vision

"When the Knights of Columbus were founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, the goal was the protection of Irish Catholic families that had no access to public services when they lost their breadwinner.
135 years later, the Knights of Columbus continue reaching out to those Catholic families that have traveled from afar and have found comfort in their home: the Catholic Church. Our outreach efforts are not limited to charitable works: we want to call them…

Added by Publicity Director on January 3, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Iowa City Council 842--4th Place in International Service Program

Congratulations to Iowa City Council 842 on receiving the 4th place award for International Church Service Program.

Pictured is Grand Knight Darrin Robinson and Worthy State Secretary Paul…


Added by Publicity Director on January 1, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

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