November 2014 News Updates (14)

Charity, Part II

Question 24: The subject of charity

  • 24,1:  Is charity in the will as in its (ontological) subject?

The sentient appetite has as its object the good as apprehended by the senses, whereas the intellective appetite (will) has as its object the good as apprehended by the intellect.  The object of charity is a good that is not apprehended by the senses, and so it inheres in the will as a subject.

The reply…


Added by Andy Milam on November 25, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Men and the Liturgy

I read the following article by Sam Guzman earlier this week.  It is something that we as Catholic gentlemen and Knights should take into consideration as we move forward with our Catholicism.

Masculinity and the Liturgy

Today, I want to broach a controversial topic, knowing full well that I may cause a ruckus. I want to talk about masculinity and the liturgy.

I will start with a few caveats. First, I do not believe the liturgy should ever be…


Added by Andy Milam on November 23, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Ankeny Knights Share Stories of Giving Thanks

November is here, and with it is the time of the year when we can all pause to catch our breaths and think about what we are thankful for in our lives. Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season give all of us a perfect opportunity to try to slow down, even if only for a moment, and reflect on what we are truly grateful for this year. Whether it’s a new job, new baby, overcoming a medical challenge or hitting a…


Added by Jason Follett on November 21, 2014 at 10:05pm — No Comments

State Deputy Revives Published Edition of "The Knight Today"

State Deputy Dan Werner has revived The Knight Today with the first new edition published November 2014. A printed copy of this edition was mailed to each Knight of Columbus in Iowa. CLICK HERE to read an electronic copy.

Added by Jason Follett on November 21, 2014 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment

Mason City Knights Help Save Cancelled Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Meal

The Mason City Knights of Columbus, Diamond Jo Casino, The Dimensional Group, Cent Credit Union and Martin Brothers have teamed up to make sure Mason City seniors have their annual Thanksgiving dinner. CLICK HERE to read the full story in the Mason City…


Added by Jason Follett on November 21, 2014 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

The Holiday Season Begins...

I was reading my brother Brian's facebook yesterday and I came across the following post.  This is about my niece Elizabeth (E).  She is my oldest niece and she has held a special place in my heart since the day she was born, almost 12 years ago.  Please read on and understand why she means so very, very much to me.

"So on the way home from the Notre Dame football game the kids and I stopped in Chicago for a little American Girl and Niketown fun. Fortunately for me, I was reminded…


Added by Andy Milam on November 18, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments

St. Thomas Aquinas' View on Charity and the Reasoning

The following are questions asked by and answered by Aquinas on the theological virtue of Charity.  Please be advised that Charity isn't simply being nice or turning the other cheek, but it truly is agape love of our fellow man and an adult sense of what it means to relate to our brothers.  This is what our Order is founded upon and this is how we should let our consciences be guided.

Over the next several weeks we we will be looking at the various questions which make up Aquinas'…


Added by Andy Milam on November 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

From the State Chaplain

Dear Brother Knights:

This past weekend we observed liturgically the anniversary of the dedication of the Lateran Archbasilica in Rome. There is no St. John Lateran, so don't be listening for his name in the Litany of the Saints. Lateran was the last name of the Roman senator whose property was confiscated by the Emperor Nero. Later, in 313, When Constantine was emperor, and after he became a Christian, he gave that property to the pope, believing that Lateran Palace…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on November 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


As we continue to look into the Knights of Columbus, we will look into our guiding principles. These principles are important to the Knights for a variety of reasons and those reasons will be explained. The four principles are: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. As Catholic men, we need an outlet to be able to express our Catholicity and the Knights give us this opportunity. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining the Knights, know that these are our core values…


Added by Andy Milam on November 10, 2014 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

NW Iowa Home to Newest Columbian Squires Circle

NOTE: The following appeared in the November 6, 2014 edition of The Catholic Globe, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Sioux City.…


Added by Jason Follett on November 8, 2014 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

KofC Invited to Participate in 2014 Holiday Caroling Festivities in the Heartland

Greetings! You’re extended a special invitation to support, promote, and participate in a series of Holiday Caroling Festivities in the Heartland including Denison on December 11th, Omaha on December 14th and Dunlap on December 18th.

Overall Mission: In conjunction with a…


Added by Jason Follett on November 7, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

2014 Iowa Election Recap

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network

The status quo has prevailed at the state legislature in Iowa. The Democrats retained a 26-24 majority in the Iowa Senate, while the House Republicans picked up a few seats to increase their majority to 57-43. Gov. Terry Branstad (R) was re-elected. At the federal level, Republicans are in control of the House and Senate.

As for the Iowa Catholic Conference, our focus will continue to be on applying Catholic social teaching to…


Added by Tom Chapman on November 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

InnerVisions HealthCare Fundraiser Hosted by the Central Iowa KofC on November 22nd

This dinner dance fundraiser for InnerVisions HealthCare is hosted by the Central Iowa Knights of Columbus and will be held at Saints John & Paul Parish Hall (1401 1st Avenue South) in Altoona. Full details and online RSVP can be found at:…


Added by Jason Follett on November 4, 2014 at 10:41pm — No Comments

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