August 2014 News Updates (10)


This week’s look into the Knights of Columbus is a look into a very important position that the Knights have and that is the Pro-life issue.  The Catholic Church is very clear in her teaching about what the  Catholic person is to accept regarding this most important issue of our time.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that all life is sacred from conception to natural death.  There are many facets to this, not just the two major issues that most latch on to, abortion and the…


Added by Andy Milam on August 26, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Christ Our Life Information

Added by Marty Stratton, Strat Exe, Inc. on August 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments


I would like to focus on vocations to the priesthood. To consecrate one’s life to God is a unique and often times daunting proposition. It can be a time of great fear and at the same time it can be a time of wonder, growth, and in many cases a greater understanding of what it means to be Catholic in an ever changing world.


Those men who are looking to enter into the formal service of The LORD need our help and support. They cannot do this alone. Some choose, as the…


Added by Andy Milam on August 19, 2014 at 7:40pm — 1 Comment


My name is Andy Milam. I am District Deputy for District 4, Church Director for the State of Iowa and member of Council #8592 St. Mary’s, Humboldt, Iowa. I will be posting to the site regularly about catechetics, spirituality and Church events which are upcoming in Iowa. I hope that you will find the posts to be informative, entertaining and educational.

The motto of the Knights of Columbus is “In Service to One, In Service to All.” That really does embody what the Knights are all…


Added by Andy Milam on August 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Iowa KofC CPID Fund Supports Renovation at Easter Seals of Iowa’s Camp Sunnyside

For the past several years, Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038 of the Knights of Columbus based in Ankeny has been supporting the mission of their neighbor Easter Seals Iowa and its Camp Sunnyside. As a result of this partnership, Council 5038 and Easter…


Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 8:06pm — No Comments

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - Funds Being Collected for Ultrasound Machines

Did you know that in 2007 there were 6,500 abortions in the State of Iowa? In 2014, that number is expected to approach 9,000. More than sixteen unborn children are killed every day in Iowa.

The good news is that 91% of women who see their unborn child on an ultrasound machine at the Informed Choices Clinics choose LIFE! YOU can help…


Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Faith Fest fills Burlington area with inspiration - Council 568 oversaw logistics

CLICK HERE to read the full article from The Catholic Messenger, the newspaper of the Diocese of Davenport.

Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

Iowa’s seminarians gain insight about priesthood - Iowa KofC again funds the convocation

Iowa’s four dioceses recently helded their annual state seminarian convocation in Iowa City. The Iowa Knights of Columbus proudly sponsors this yearly event.

CLICK HERE to read an article on the convocation from The…


Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Serving Veterans Together - Supreme Knight announces partnership with Gary Sinise Foundation

Speaking as a special guest at the States Dinner during the 132nd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Orlando, Florida on 5 August 2014, actor Gary Sinise, who played Lt. Dan Taylor in the movie Forrest Gump, thanked the Knights of Columbus for its support of his foundation for wounded military personnel. He said, “You have shown that you can be a shining light of hope” for severely injured…


Added by Jason Follett on August 10, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Aug. 8, 2014

One of the main goals of the Iowa Catholic Conference is to help inform your conscience and encourage involvement in the political process, particularly on issues at the state legislature. To that end, next month we’ll be releasing the latest version of our “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” document. However, recent events on the national and international scene are worthy of your immediate prayer and attention.

The situation is grave for many Christians and other minority…


Added by Tom Chapman on August 8, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

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