June 2015 News Updates (26)

Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) Pancake Breakfast, supported by Decorah Knights Council 4208, provided $750


Decorah Knights is providing CHWC $750 to support students.

Flanking CHWC students in the photo…


Added by Decorah Knights on June 30, 2015 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Cedar Rapids 5544 Knights start new website

The Cedar Rapids 5544 Knights have started a new website. Please visit http://iowakofc.org/profile/CedarRapids5544 to learn more about us!

Added by Cedar Rapids 5544 on June 28, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Supreme Council selects Iowa Knights for Family of the Month

The Supreme Council announced the April and May winners for the Supreme Council Family of the Month. I am very happy to report that we had a family from Iowa win in each month.

Congratulations to Walter and Holly Witt Family from Council 2073 in Ossian. They are the winners for the month of April.

And also congratulations to the family of Daniel and Ileta Mihalovich from Council 2144 in Centerville. The Mihalovich Family are winners for the month of May.

Each Family will…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on June 27, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Supreme Court votes on marraige

The Supreme Court of the greatest Country on earth has deliberated a radical decision declaring marriage between one man and one woman as unconstitutional in our land, therefore allowing so called 'gay marriage' in all States now. This is directly against Catholic teaching of marriage to be between a man and a woman (ref. Catechism of the Catholic Church Article 7, 1601-1666). We need to pray for our Country, our Holy Catholic Church and pray for those who are being misled by the culture of…


Added by Dennis Shea on June 26, 2015 at 1:47pm — 2 Comments

Iowa bishops speak out on Supreme Court's marriage decision

The Catholic bishops of Iowa have issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to require states to license a marriage between two people of the same sex:

"The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage saddens us. To make something legal does not mean that it is true or good. Take, for example, the ruling that legalized abortion.

Notwithstanding this ruling, we will continue to lead people to live under the Gospel, which requires us to be humble and… Continue

Added by Tom Chapman on June 26, 2015 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

2015 Running of the Silver Rose- June 28- July 19

The 2015 Running of the Silver Rose will begin Sunday, June 28 as the Rose is presented from the Wisconsin State Council. It will conclude during a send-off ceremony on Sunday, July 19 as it is passed to the Illinois State Council.



Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on June 24, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Lansing Knights Council 12244 begins new website

The Knights of Columbus of Lansing are now maintaining an active website.

Added by Lansing Knights on June 21, 2015 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Grinnell Knights Council 4248 Begins New Website

Grinnell Knights Council 4248 has started a new website that will keep Council members and all interested parties aware of the many doings of the Council.

Added by Grinnell Knights on June 20, 2015 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that web-cam abortions by planned parenthood are allowed

Pro-Life Friends:
Unfortunately, the Iowa Supreme Court today struck down the Iowa Board of Medicine’s rule prohibiting telemedicine “webcam” abortions.
The Court decided the Board of Medicine’s rule was invalid because it unduly burdened a woman’s right to an abortion. The Court never decided the question whether the Iowa Constitution has a broader right to an abortion than the federal Constitution. The Court assumes that the state Constitution contains at least the…

Added by Dennis Shea on June 19, 2015 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

Bishops release statement on Iowa Supreme Court decision

The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down the Board of Medicine’s rule that essentially prohibited telemedicine (“webcam”) abortions. A district court had upheld the rule, but Planned Parenthood appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court. Here’s a statement from the Iowa Catholic bishops on today’s news:

We are disappointed by the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a rule prohibiting abortions by telemedicine.

In 2013 the Iowa Board of Medicine approved a rule that required a…


Added by Tom Chapman on June 19, 2015 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Pope Francis releases encyclical letter on ecology

Pope Francis has released his encyclical letter “Laudato Si” (Praise Be to You). Addressing his letter to all the people living on the planet, the pope asks us to consider what kind of world we want to leave to those who come after us.

The chair of the Iowa Catholic Conference board, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, said, “‘Praise be to you’ as an encyclical is not a political…


Added by Tom Chapman on June 18, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 June 2015 Newsletter

Click here for a pdf copy of the Newsletter.

Note that much more information is available on the DecorahKnights.tk website than shows up in the Newsletter.

Added by Decorah Knights on June 17, 2015 at 4:10pm — No Comments


I am pleased to announce the May State Knight and Family of the Month.

Mike Lachnitt from Council 568 in Burlington is our Knight of the Month. Mike will receive a Monogramed Custom Polo Shirt for being selected Knight of the Month.

Ed Ness and his wife Melinda from Council 4132 in Hawarden are the State Family of the Month. Ed and Melinda will receive a personalized Family Bible. Their names have also been entered in the Supreme Family of the Month. If their name is chosen,…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on June 16, 2015 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Council 4208 family is chosen as Iowa Knights of Columbus Family of the Month for March 2015

Click here to see article.

Congratulations to Brother Tim Mueller, his wife Barb, and their family.

Shown in the photo below clockwise starting front left: Tim Mueller, Son Greg Mueller, Son-in-law Dave Kirchner, Brian Franzen (Grand Knight 2014-2015). Photo was taken 11 May 2015.…


Added by Decorah Knights on June 16, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 raises $1262 to support seminarian

The Decorah Knights Council 4208 pancake breakfast collected $1,262 to support seminarian Jim Goerend via the Knights of Columbus RSVP program. Seen in the photo below is Mr. Goerend at the breakfast in…


Added by Decorah Knights on June 15, 2015 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Council 1570 has Family Picnic

Waukon Council 1570 hosted there 2015 family picnic on June 09,2015 at Greenvally Get Away. A good time was had by all with games for the kids and GREAT food. Fr. Durbert was thanked for his support of Council 1570 for the last two years.

Added by Lawrence Benda on June 12, 2015 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Father Juan Padilla Province To Be A Patriot Award to Assembly 3265

Vice Supreme Master William G. Baalmann announced on 29 May 2015 that Father Paul F. Hans Assembly 3265 was selected as the winner of the To Be A Patriot Award for the Father Juan Padilla Province for their project Fallen Soldier Memorial Plaza at Somersby Park.

“The project truly demonstrates the dedication and exemplification of your…


Added by Jason Follett on June 10, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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