The people of the Bible knew all about captivity. The low point of the Old Testament is the Babylonian Captivity, when the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and sent the survivors to captivity in Babylon (modern Iraq). The Jews were exiled there for over a generation before they were allowed to return home. When Jesus said to "free the captive," this bad memory would immediately come to mind for the people of his time. Sadly, the corporal work of mercy to "free the captive" today can…Continue
Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on October 29, 2016 at 7:26pm — No Comments
On Feeding the Hungry, by Assistant State Chaplain for the Sioux City Diocese Father Randy Schon
Jesus told many parables about a final judgment in which there would be a separation of good and evil. It is in Matthew 25 that Jesus specifies his main criteria for this separation. When the king welcomes the good people to his kingdom, he begins by saying, "For I was hungry, and you gave me food" (Matthew 25: 35). Jesus then lists several other works of mercy that were performed by…
Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on October 18, 2016 at 9:12am — No Comments
What should we be looking for in leaders?
“Those with political responsibilities must not forget or underestimate the moral dimension of political representation, which consists in the commitment to share fully in the destiny of the people and to seek solutions to social problems. In this perspective, responsible authority also means authority exercised with those virtues that make it possible to put power into…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on October 14, 2016 at 11:59am — No Comments
Announcing the winners of our first quarter proposer's challenge.
Recall the contest rules:
How - to be Eligible: Submit completed, signed form 100 with proposer name
Each Quarter the 5 highest recruiters (minimum of two (2) new members to qualify) will receive cash Prizes in the following denominations:
Added by District 15 Knights on October 10, 2016 at 9:33pm — No Comments
See message below about an opportunity to learn more about recruiting new members to the order.
Dear Brother Knight,
Whether you’re an officer or a member, you are are invited to join us for a special live VIDEO webinar on Oct. 22, 2016, titled “Effective Recruitment: For Recruiters — By Recruiters.”
If you’ve recruited dozens of members or…
This past week-end your state membership director helped conduct a church drive at St Patrick's Parish in Dunlap.
What is a Church Drive?
The Knights of Columbus designates two periods each year when every council is encouraged to conduct a Church drive. During these weekends, one in October and one in March, all councils are asked to conduct the drive in each parish they serve. The church drive may be the most effective way of presenting our…Continue
Iowa’s Degree Challenge Event
When- October 9th through October 16th 2016
What- Columbus Day Degree Challenge
Who – Any Iowa District Deputy
Why – Because More Brother Knights will bring More Hands to Raise More Funds, Serve and Evangelize More People in Need
Because no man should wait to become a Knight and there is no better time.
How can we get it done? It’s Easy! Read…
Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on October 10, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments
On October 1st the Iowa Knights of Columbus Culture of Life Committee hosted our first Pregnancy Resource Conference at the New Hope Assembly of God youth center. From the reaction of the participants at the conference and in comments made to the committee on their surveys, I am happy to report to my Brother Iowa Knights that the conference was a hit.
Centers from around the state from our list of pregnancy supportive organizations were invited to attend the conference. Word of mouth…Continue
Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on October 7, 2016 at 7:06pm — No Comments
Attention members of the Iowa Knights of Columbus
Between now and 31 December 2016, recruit new members and get a chance to win as…Continue