March 29th had special significance in 2015. First, it was Palm Sunday. Second, it was Knights of Columbus Founder’s Day, celebrating the legacy of Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney and the contributions of Knights since 1882. Finally, it was when Iowa held its 2014-2015 finals for the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship.…Continue
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Friday is the second “funnel” deadline for non-money related bills to be passed by one chamber and approved by a committee in the other chamber. There’s still time to contact your legislator on some key issues.
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I. The origins of the Rosary: from Psalter to Ave Maria
In order to understand how the devotion of the Rosary developed, one must look above all to another, much older form of piety: the recitation of the psalms. Since the very beginnings of Christianity the psalter has enjoyed the primary place as form of prayer, both collective and personal. Composed of 150 psalms, the psalter is divided - probably by Origen (d. 254 A.D.) - into three equal parts of 50 psalms…
Day of Prayer for the Unborn Child
Wednesday 25 March 2015, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
General information: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/prolife/day_of_unborn/
Information specific to Iowa: See Iowa Program Director's report in the March 2015 edition of "…Continue
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Pass the word. Knightline has announce a new app that gives a great overview of our work in Charity, our Faith based programs and how the Knights of Columbus provides Security to their families. Just type in "Join Us" and download the app.
The Decorah Knights of Columbus Council 4208 thanks all who participated in the annual Spring Dinner fundraiser today in Saint Benedict's parish hall, Sunday 22 March 2015. Brother Knights prepared, served, and tore down after the meal, and they had plenty of help from family and friends. Members of Saint Benedict's parish as well as friends from…Continue
Please send a message to your Senator today in support of House File 573. The bill requires that prior to performing an abortion, a physician must certify that the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the baby and that the woman was given the opportunity to view the ultrasound image.
Abortion is a very difficult and personal issue. It is very important that the mother have access to all relevant information…Continue
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The Knight Life radio program for 4 March 2015 features an inspirational interview of Denison Council Grand Knight Kelly Tornow.
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Gary Nolan, Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials has been assigned by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson to be the Supreme Council representative at the 114th Iowa Knights of Columbus Convention in Coralville.…Continue
The menu is Yankee Beef Pot Roast, hot vegetable, real mashed potatoes, salad, beverages, and dessert.…Continue
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We normally think of the Lord’s Prayer as the prayer received from God, but the Hail Mary is another such prayer. The difference is that the Lord’s Prayer was received from God: from Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself; whereas the Hail Mary was received indirectly from God: from the Angel Gabriel who brought the annunciation from the Most Holy Trinity, and from St. Elisabeth who blessed the Holy Virgin on the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. The words of the Angel Gabriel began: Hail full of Grace…Continue
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Decorah Knights are encouraged to spend time in Eucharistic adoration before the exposed blessed Sacrament in Saint Benedict's Church building from 7 - 8 pm on Wed 25 March.
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But it is above all in the bosom of the family that We desire the custom of the Holy Rosary to be everywhere adopted, religiously preserved, and ever more intensely practiced. In vain is a remedy sought for the wavering fate of civil life, if the family, the principle and foundation of the human community, is not fashioned after the pattern of the Gospel.
To undertake such a difficult duty, We affirm that the custom of the family recitation of the Holy Rosary is a most efficacious…Continue
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The Iowa House passed House File 573 last Thursday by a vote of 57-39. The bill requires that prior to performing an abortion, a physician must certify that the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the baby and that the woman was given the opportunity to view the ultrasound image. HF 573 supports an informed consent process for women and would reduce the number of abortions. The bill moves to the Iowa Senate. We’ll have an updated alert soon.
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"WE THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF IOWA, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of those blessings, do ordain and establish a free and independent government, by the name of the State of Iowa..."
Clearly, the people who formed the government of the State of Iowa, and who requested and received admission to the Union, recognized the intimate relationship between free government and the God Who gives people the…Continue
State Family Director
February State Knight and Family of the Month
Congratulations to Brother Knight Kevin Emanuel and his family for being chosen February Family of the Month. Kevin is member of Council 8702. Kevin’s family, wife Kate and daughters, Sonia and Suzanne enjoy being a together as a family. They regularly attend Mass together when everyone is home. Kevin is…Continue