February 2018 News Updates (10)

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 26, 2018

First, a reminder. Monday, Feb. 26, is the U.S. bishops’ national Call-in Day for Dreamers. You are asked to contact your members of Congress to help the nearly 1.8 million “Dreamers,” who are young people without papers brought into the United States by their parents as children. They may face deportation proceedings as soon as March 6 unless Congress reaches a bi-partisan deal to protect them.

It’s easy to help. Please call 855-589-5698 to reach the Capitol…

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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter: First legislative deadline report, Feb. 19, 2018

The first legislative “funnel” deadline was last Friday. That means any bill that has not passed out of a committee by now is, in theory, dead for the session, with the exception of budget and tax bills. However, nothing is dead for certain until the legislature adjourns.

Here’s some updates on issues of concern …

The Iowa Catholic Conference has been working for many years on legislation to help parents be able to afford the most appropriate education for…

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Added by Tom Chapman on February 19, 2018 at 8:57am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 11, 2018

The first Iowa legislative deadline is coming up. Any non-budget bill has to pass out of a committee in one chamber by Friday to remain eligible.

Legislation addressing one of the ICC’s major priorities was introduced last week by the chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls).

House Study Bill 651, the “Iowa Student Opportunity Act,” would offer state-funded Educational Savings Grants for some parents to help them choose the educational option…

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Added by Tom Chapman on February 11, 2018 at 7:37pm — No Comments

2018 Catholic Charities Saint Patrick’s Gala

Added by Jason Follett on February 7, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments

2017-18 Keep Christ in Christmas Poster State Winners

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 State Winners of the Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest!!!

AGE 5-7 WINNER: Nora Harris, Huxley (Representing Council 14393)…

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2017-18 Substance Abuse Poster State Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest

AGE 8-11 DRUG ABUSE AWARENESS WINNER: Ellie Hilton, Van Meter (Representing Council 12422)…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on February 6, 2018 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

Watch Father Gross' homilies on youtube

Watch Father Gross' homilies on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/frbobgross

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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 4, 2018

There was some good news at the State Capitol last week. While the House’s bill to bring back the death penalty, House Study Bill 569, passed out of a subcommittee, it looks like there aren’t enough votes to bring the bill out of the full House Public Safety Committee. Our attention now will turn to the Iowa Senate, where a new bill to bring back the death penalty (Senate Study Bill 3134) was introduced Thursday.

Senate File 481 passed out of a House Public…

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Added by Tom Chapman on February 4, 2018 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment

District 15 Travel Gavel Schedule 2017-2018

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…

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Added by District 15 Knights on February 3, 2018 at 12:43am — 7 Comments

Field Agent Barry McNulty earns January 2018 Agent of the Month

The Still Agency - servicing over 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, is proud to announce that Field Agent BARRY McNULTY earned Agent of the Month for January 2018!

Barry is a dedicated and true professional.  By enhancing and protecting his member's financial security he fulfills his mission to Father Michael McGivney's vision of protection to the widows and…

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Added by Pamela Kae Still on February 2, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments

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