Orlando Gil of the Harlan council 3900 invited me to answer this question. here is my response:
Why am I a Knight of Columbus?
Duc in Altum!
Simply put because of Russ Hensing and Richard Dole. In 1984 I moved as a recently married man from Nebraska to Iowa Falls Iowa for work. We were alone in the community and I was looking to make connections. Russ and Richard showed up at my apartment with evidence of an organization of men helping others while…Continue
If you sent a message to your legislator last week through our Action Center last week, thank you! If you haven’t yet done so, we would appreciate your taking action on these two bills:
House File 2329 would stop the transfer or sale of fetal tissue in Iowa after an abortion. The ICC supports the bill. Our position is that abortion is a grave moral evil…Continue
Howard Paskach, member of Council 4208 Decorah, has passed away. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his family and those people he touched during his life.
Click here for obituary, funeral Mass, and other information.
In a recent blog, I posited the following:
The difference between participation in the liturgy that can be called activa and participation that can be labeled actuosa rests in the characteristics of baptism. It is this very sacramental seal that grants one the right to participate. Without the baptismal mark, any action we conduct at Mass, singing, walking, kneeling or anything else can be termed "active," but they do not constitute participatio actuosa. Only through the sacrament…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on February 23, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments
Added by Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 on February 22, 2016 at 5:31pm — No Comments
Last Friday was the first legislative deadline when bills were required to pass out of a committee to remain eligible (with exceptions for budget and tax bills). In the wake of the deadline we’re asking for your help with two bills in the Iowa House. Please visit our Action Center and send a message to your legislator:
(Support) House File 2329 would stop the transfer or sale of fetal…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on February 22, 2016 at 8:56am — No Comments
"Travel Gavel" meetings are usually held in the winter months. 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…Continue
Knights Know Mercy
Knights all across our state are getting into the swing of Fish Fries and raising charitable dollars while building community in the parishes we serve. Knights may know Fish well but we know Mercy better – practical works known as corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Lent is a perfect opportunity to focus ourselves and our councils on those works which need some fine tuning in our lives. I know Knights do…Continue
Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on February 19, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments
I received some rather disgruntled responses back from my push for recruiting more Knights in the last Knightline. I would like to respond to them.
Is membership only about the numbers? Yes and no. Am I pushing for more members just to have more members. No. I’m pushing for more members for other numbers. I want more members so we can increase the 173 million dollars in charitable donations and 71.5 million hours donated by all the Knights…Continue
New Hampton Knights: Grand Knight Gale Ives Presents a thousand dollar check to the Decorah birthright. Left to right GK Gale Ives, Roxanne Hauber, Gerry Sorenson Director of the Decorah birthright, and Larr Hauber board…Continue
Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on February 18, 2016 at 4:20pm — No Comments
The Mass begins with the Confiteor. The Confiteor is a prayer in which we confess our sins and ask the Blessed Virgin and the saints to intercede to God for our forgiveness, for only the clean of heart can see God. Our Blessed Lord also begins His Mass (the sacrifice at Calvary) with the Confiteor, but it differs from ours in this: He has no sins to confess. His sins cannot be a prayer for the forgiveness of His sins, but it can be a prayer for the forgiveness of our sins.
Added by Andy Milam on February 16, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
Who can come? Anyone with an appetite!
What’s on the menu? French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee (For those with egg allergies, we will have a substitute option of pancakes.)
When is it? Sunday, February…Continue
Added by Council 15603 on February 15, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments
The Iowa Catholic Conference legislative breakfast takes place tomorrow at the State Capitol. The Iowa bishops, along with ICC board and committee members, will be meeting in an informal setting with legislators who stop by. Davenport Bishop Martin Amos will provide the daily prayer in both chambers. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for photos.
Lawmakers are working towards this Friday’s legislative deadline. Bills…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on February 15, 2016 at 8:57am — No Comments
Lent is a time we should learn how to pick up our crosses and carry them with LOVE. AS JESUS DONE FOR US. I pray that we all have an up lifting experience of graces that we never before HAD. God Bless you…Continue
As you know, helping parents choose the school that's right for their child is a priority for the Iowa Catholic Conference. One concrete way you can help this year is to attend the "Education Celebration" rally at the State Capitol at noon on March 1. I know it is really hard for people to get away to Des Moines during the week, but if you happen to be available it would be a great event to attend and show legislators our support for nonpublic schools.
Our partners at the Iowa…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on February 11, 2016 at 10:04am — No Comments
Over the years, I have been uplifted by many a great liturgy. It is, after all the source and summit of our Catholic Faith. It is how we most intimately engage God the Father, through God the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Because of this closeness, we deserve the most faithful expression of that wonderous mystery. I've assisted at Masses in towns as small as 50 people and I've assisted at St. Peter's in Rome. I've seen just about everything and through this, I have been able to…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on February 9, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
Nine girls and boys ages 9 to 14 were named champions of the 2016 Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Championship and earned the right to compete at the regional level. The district battle among the 13 area youngsters took place February 6 at Sacred Heart…Continue
Added by Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 on February 8, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments
It was a short week at the state capitol last week with the Iowa Caucuses on Monday and a snowstorm on Tuesday. The precinct caucuses saw record turnout on the Republican side and high attendance among the Democrats. Most meetings at the capitol were cancelled last Tuesday but the rest of the week was hectic as lawmakers push towards the first legislative deadline on Feb. 19.
Here’s a look at some bills we’re working on. You can click on the link to see the text of the bill and its…Continue