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October 2014 News Updates (8)

Advice on voting: be guided by your moral convictions

"You must be guided by your moral convictions, not your self-interest or your attachment to a political party or interest group."

Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative network:

If you’re watching any TV these days, you know that Election Day is drawing near. The Iowa Catholic Conference…

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Added by Tom Chapman on October 31, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

Creston Council and State Deputy at Ultrasound Presentation

On Wednesday, October 29th, General Sheridan Council 1228 of Creston presented a check to Ruth Fennessy, Executive Director of LC Clinic of Stuart with the local council matching funds for their new ultrasound.  Mrs Fennessy brought the new machine with her and provided the Knights with insights on how important the new machine is to the clinic.  She also gave the Knights an update on the search for a location in Creston for their satellite office.

Fr Ken Halbur, Holy Spirit Pastor,…

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Added by Steve Heffern on October 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Develop a Vocations Poster and Bulletin Insert

The following was provided by Don Hauser, Past Grand Knight and current Publicity Director, for Saint Augustin Council 10558 in Des Moines. For more information, you can contact Don via email at dg-rlh@q.com…

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Added by Jason Follett on October 27, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

2014 Iowa KofC Soccer Challenge Finals Held

The Iowa Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Finals were held at the Pella Soccer Complex on October 18, 2014. The finals were the culmination of a four-tier competition that began in early September at the local Council level in each contestant’s home area. The youngsters aged 9 to 14 competed with others their age and gender. Winners from the local contest faced competition from ever increasing areas at the District and…

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Added by Jason Follett on October 24, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference - asking for your help

To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative network

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference in the political arena. Especially when your contacts with legislators are combined with those of your friends and neighbors, I have seen many instances where you have had a real impact. Keep your head up looking for opportunities to help, and your head down in prayer!

Right now we’re asking for your help with three items:

1. We are asking for contacts to Congress…

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Added by Tom Chapman on October 17, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

It's Time to Make a Difference

Brothers, 



Recently I was made aware of a story about Brittany Maynard.  She is terminally ill and she has chosen to end her own life through assisted suicide.  Regardless of her religious affliation, of which I don't know, the very idea that she has considered and accepted the notion of assisted suicide saddens my heart.  

Life is precious, from conception to natural death.

That is the culture of life.…

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Added by Andy Milam on October 14, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

‘Ad Orientem’ Liturgy: To What End?

Fr. Thomas Kocik, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River and a fellow Mt. St. Mary's University Alum recently posted the following.  I would like to share his thoughts with you, regarding liturgical sensibilities...

One of the chief arguments for the traditional Christian practice of celebrating the Eucharistad orientem — the priest and people together facing the same direction, toward the liturgical “east” of the apse — is that the Mass…

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Added by Andy Milam on October 7, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Eucharistic Reflection

Recently, as I was making a holy hour, I was reflecting upon the mystery of the Cross. I was trying to wrap my head around the sacrifice that Christ made for all of humanity. The scope of that sacrifice is almost unfathomable, but as I was praying a thought occurred to me which started to override all other thoughts.

Christ made that sacrifice for all of humanity, because He knew that the bonds of sin which encompass us all must be once and forever broken.

His unselfish action…

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Added by Andy Milam on October 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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