The U.S. Congress will decide soon, most likely this week, whether to include the Conscience Protection Act (CPA) in must-pass government funding legislation.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty, are urging you to flood Congress with emails and calls asking for enactment of the…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on March 11, 2018 at 8:42pm — No Comments
The Still Agency is proud to announce our newest professional field agent, Brad Peterson. Effective March 1st, 2018. Brad will be servicing the councils of Oxford, Victor, Grinnell, Newton, Marengo, Tama/Toledo, and Marshalltown. As a agent Brad meets and advises members regarding the products and services available to them as members. Members who meet with Brad find him knowledgeable and compassionate. He understands the complex situations that Catholic families face…Continue
Added by Pamela Kae Still on March 6, 2018 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Field Agent Jim Brockert earns "January 2018 Agent of the Month" for the Still Agency.
Jim is a dedicated and true professional. By enhancing and protecting his member's financial security he fulfills his mission to Father Michael McGivney's vision of protection to the widows and orphans of his brother Knights.…
Added by Pamela Kae Still on March 6, 2018 at 2:09pm — No Comments
Congratulations to the state winners of the
Iowa Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee!!!
The Spelling Bee was held on Sunday, March 4 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. Pictured with the winners are State Youth Director Rick Jacoby, Jr. …Continue
Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on March 5, 2018 at 7:39am — No Comments
Thanks to those of you who were able to call Congress in support of Dreamers. More than 48,000 calls were made to the DC offices of U.S. Senators and Representatives. Also last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined the government's request to hear its “appeal before judgment” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) cases. This means that DACA renewals remain available to those who currently have DACA status. Otherwise young persons with…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on March 4, 2018 at 9:46pm — No Comments
First, a reminder. Monday, Feb. 26, is the U.S. bishops’ national Call-in Day for Dreamers. You are asked to contact your members of Congress to help the nearly 1.8 million “Dreamers,” who are young people without papers brought into the United States by their parents as children. They may face deportation proceedings as soon as March 6 unless Congress reaches a bi-partisan deal to protect them.
It’s easy to help. Please call 855-589-5698 to reach the Capitol…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on February 25, 2018 at 9:05pm — No Comments
The first legislative “funnel” deadline was last Friday. That means any bill that has not passed out of a committee by now is, in theory, dead for the session, with the exception of budget and tax bills. However, nothing is dead for certain until the legislature adjourns.
Here’s some updates on issues of concern …
The Iowa Catholic Conference has been working for many years on legislation to help parents be able to afford the most appropriate education for…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on February 19, 2018 at 8:57am — No Comments
The first Iowa legislative deadline is coming up. Any non-budget bill has to pass out of a committee in one chamber by Friday to remain eligible.
Legislation addressing one of the ICC’s major priorities was introduced last week by the chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls).
House Study Bill 651, the “Iowa Student Opportunity Act,” would offer state-funded Educational Savings Grants for some parents to help them choose the educational option…Continue
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Congratulations to the 2017-2018 State Winners of the Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest!!!
AGE 5-7 WINNER: Nora Harris, Huxley (Representing Council 14393)…Continue
Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on February 6, 2018 at 4:28pm — No Comments
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest
AGE 8-11 DRUG ABUSE AWARENESS WINNER: Ellie Hilton, Van Meter (Representing Council 12422)…Continue
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Added by Ossian Knights on February 6, 2018 at 12:27pm — No Comments
There was some good news at the State Capitol last week. While the House’s bill to bring back the death penalty, House Study Bill 569, passed out of a subcommittee, it looks like there aren’t enough votes to bring the bill out of the full House Public Safety Committee. Our attention now will turn to the Iowa Senate, where a new bill to bring back the death penalty (Senate Study Bill 3134) was introduced Thursday.
Senate File 481 passed out of a House Public…Continue
The "travel gavel" is presented to a Council in northeast Iowa for best membership showing at meetings with other Councils. Travel Gavel points are added up over the fraternal year, and the northeast Iowa Council with the most points earns the Travel Gavel. Attending Travel Gavel meetings is a way to learn what other Councils are doing, and winning the Travel Gavel is a source of pride for the Council. Attending Travel Gavel meetings is a wonderful…Continue
The Still Agency - servicing over 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, is proud to announce that Field Agent BARRY McNULTY earned Agent of the Month for January 2018!
Barry is a dedicated and true professional. By enhancing and protecting his member's financial security he fulfills his mission to Father Michael McGivney's vision of protection to the widows and…Continue
Added by Pamela Kae Still on February 2, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments
Activity is picking up at the State Capitol as several issues of concern to Catholics are being considered.
There is a subcommittee meeting scheduled in the House on Tuesday to consider Senate File 481. This is the immigration enforcement bill that the Iowa Catholic Conference has opposed since it was introduced in the Senate last year. It passed the Senate last April and is being considered in the House.
Senate File 481 requires local jails to comply with all…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on January 28, 2018 at 8:36pm — No Comments
It was another short week at the state Capitol as Iowans celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday last Monday.
A bill to bring back the death penalty was introduced Thursday in the Iowa Senate. Senate Study Bill 3042 would allow the penalty of death for the first degree murder of a peace officer. The Iowa Catholic Conference opposes the bill.…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on January 21, 2018 at 4:59pm — No Comments
The 2018 session of the General Assembly convened last Monday. Much of the week was taken up by reports to the legislature by the executive branch, courts and the Iowa National Guard. The legislature will come back into session Tuesday, Jan. 16 after taking a break for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Governor Kim Reynolds delivered her first Condition of the State address last week. She mentioned several items of interest to the Iowa Catholic Conference. The governor stated her…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on January 14, 2018 at 9:48pm — No Comments
This year seven Knights of…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on January 14, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments